Gallery Talk

Staff Picks: Robert Kett on Mexico 68

Related Exhibition MEXICO 68, Part of Staff Picks

Friday, November 9, 2018
Noon

Floor 3, Silver Elevator landing

Free with museum admission.

Photo: courtesy the speaker

This event was previously scheduled on November 16, 2018.

Discover hidden gems and hear from multiple perspectives in this series of gallery talks. Each month, an SFMOMA staff member highlights work that pushes boundaries, defies expectations, and inspires deep thinking. You might find a new favorite!

This month, curatorial assistant of architecture and design Robert Kett delves into the exhibition Mexico 68: Design and Dissent, exploring the visual identity and images of protest sparked by the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City.

Kett is an anthropologist and curator of design, science, and technology. At SFMOMA, he has developed exhibitions including MEXICO 68: Design and Dissent and Designed in California. Kett received his PhD from the University of California, Irvine, and has held positions at the Getty Research Institute, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. His writing has appeared in publications including Representations, Design Observer Quarterly, Getty Research Journal, and Los Angeles Magazine, and he is co-author of Learning by Doing at the Farm: Craft, Science, and Counterculture in Modern California (Soberscove Press and Graham Foundation).