Rooftop TV: The Future Museum

Friday, December 02, 2011, 11:00 a.m.


Following the unveiling of more detailed design plans for SFMOMA's expansion, Craig Dykers, one of the principals of architecture firm Snøhetta, will discuss the changing role of museums. The focus will be on the ways in which museums will succeed and fail in the future – not only in terms of their architecture, but also in terms of their publics, their cities, and their capacity to contribute to civic life.

Dykers will be in conversation with SFMOMA's Dominic Willsdon and will be joined in person by Diane Filippi of the San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association. Joining them online will be Aaron Betsky, director of the Cincinnati Art Museum (and former SFMOMA curator of architecture and design); Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, curator of contemporary art at the Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros; and Darsie Alexander, chief curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

The live streaming includes live chat, and you can submit questions or comments in advance or during the program by emailing or tweeting @SFMOMA.

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Darsie Alexander, chief curator, Walker Art Center
Aaron Betsky, director, Cincinnati Art Museum
Sofia Hernandez Chong Cuy, curator of contemporary art, Coleccion Patricia Phelps de Cisneros
Craig Dykers, principal, Snøhetta
Diane Filippi, Urban Center Director, San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association (SPUR)
Dominic Willsdon, Leanne and George Roberts Curator of Education and Public Programs, SFMOMA

Image: Snøhetta, SFMOMA Expansion View from Yerba Buena; image courtesy Snøhetta