Talk

Allison Smith: SMITHS: Fancy Work and Arts & Skills Service

Related Exhibition The Anniversary Show

Sunday, January 17, 2010, 12:00 p.m.

Fifth-floor galleries

SMITHS continues with Arts & Skills Service, an investigation of SFMOMA's World War II collaboration with the Red Cross to create a series of arts workshops for wounded veterans. Combining her research on wartime textile, ceramic, and metalwork traditions, Smith presents skill-sharing events that reflect on the contemporary "war effort." Today: quilts and quilters. Smith's project continues at the museum in February.

SMITHS Guest Speakers and Activities

Noon–1:30 p.m.
Smith leads crazy-quilting activities for the whole family; Renee Dolores plays the musical saw

2:00 p.m.
Quilt historian Roderick Kiracofe and his eccentric quilt collection

3:00 p.m.
Activist Cleve Jones on the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt

4:00 p.m.
Jones, Kiracofe, and Smith in conversation.