Guadalupe Rosales, smurfin’ around, 2022; © Guadalupe Rosales; photo: Paul Salveson,
courtesy the artist and Commonwealth and Council, Los Angeles, Mexico City
Special Event

Celebrate Sitting on Chrome

Related Exhibition Sitting on Chrome: Mario Ayala, rafa esparza, and Guadalupe Rosales

Thursday, Aug 3, 2023

6 p.m.

Floor 5, Cafe 5 + Sculpture Garden

Free with museum admission.

This event takes place on a First Thursday, when museum admission is free for Bay Area residents.

Update: Reservations are at capacity. A rush ticketing line will form 30 minutes prior to the event with admission available on a first come, first served basis.

Come celebrate the opening of Sitting on Chrome: Mario Ayala, rafa esparza, and Guadalupe Rosales, an exhibition that engages the visual language of lowrider cars and explores cruising as a practice of resistance and community visibility. Join us for an evening of food, music, and more featuring Bay Area-based musicians Brown Amy and RBL Posse!

Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Guests 21 and older who intend to purchase alcoholic beverages must have their physical ID card ready.

About the musicians:

Brown Amy is a Bay Area–based musician, DJ, and record collector. They are a member of the Chulita Vinyl Club and San Francisco’s daytime sensation, Hard French.

RBL Posse (short for Ruthless By Law) is a rap group from the Hunters Point district of San Francisco, California. Formed at the beginning of the 1990s, its original members are Black C (Christopher Matthews) and Mr. Cee (Hubert Church). Their music was a smash success throughout the Bay Area, and many tracks including “Don’t Give Me No Bammer” and “Bounce To This” were widely played on the San Francisco radio station, KMEL. Each RBL beat is laced with a deep bass line and catchy flute melody, specific to Mobb-style music and G-funk rap of the early 1990s.

Accessibility Information

Accessibility accommodations such as American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and assisted listening devices are available upon request 10 business days in advance. Please email publicengagement@sfmoma.org, and we will do our best to fulfill your request.

Generous support of Sitting on Chrome: Mario Ayala, rafa esparza, and Guadalupe Rosales is provided by Chara Schreyer and Gordon Freund, and Sonya Yu.

Additional support is provided by Jeffrey and Leslie Fischer Family Foundation and anonymous.

Sitting on Chrome Community Support is provided by Jennifer Creelman.

Exhibition production generously supported by Kvadrat.