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Art Lovers, Makers, Visionaries—All Are Invited to Art Bash 2021, SFMOMA’s Most-Anticipated Annual Party

Four Days of Free Virtual Events Inspire Guests to Create, Engage and Celebrate

Released: March 29, 2021 · Download (0 KB PDF)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (March 24, 2021)—The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announces that Art Bash, its art-filled annual fundraiser, will be reimagined as a free virtual event series spanning Monday–Thursday, April 12–15, 2021. With four days of different creative offerings, this year’s Art Bash is an opportunity for people to connect, celebrate, create and engage.


Monday, April 12, 2021, 6 p.m. PT

In Conversation: Visionaries Virgil Abloh and Moved by the Motion with curator Eungie Joo

This evening comprises an intimate conversation with creative force Virgil Abloh and Moved by the Motion collaborators Tosh Basco, Josh Johnson, Asma Maroof and Wu Tsang, hosted by SFMOMA Curator of Contemporary Art Eungie Joo. Among other impressive endeavors, Abloh is currently Chief Creative Director and founder of Off-White, and Men’s Artistic Director at Louis Vuitton. Moved by the Motion is a “band” of interdisciplinary artists that has created live performance and film since 2013. The group most frequently includes filmmaker Wu Tsang, performance artist Tosh Basco, experimental cellist Patrick Belaga, choreographer Josh Johnson, electronic musician Asma Maroof and poet Fred Moten. Moved by the Motion is currently in residence at the Schauspielhaus Zurich and is a collaborator for the upcoming exhibition New Work: Wu Tsang opening at SFMOMA this October. The talk will depart from Abloh’s recent collaboration with Moved by the Motion on the film, Peculiar Light, Perfect Contrast, featuring Louis Vuitton’s Men Fall Winter 2021 line and informed by James Baldwin’s essay Stranger in the Village.

Chelsea Wong, The All of Us, 2021; courtesy the artist

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 4 p.m. PT

The All of Us: Collaborative Zine Making Organized by Alicia McCarthy
For this event, artist Alicia McCarthy bikes between friends’ studios and galleries in Oakland asking them to contribute to a new zine. The more than two dozen participating artists and collaborators include Ali Dadger, Bailey Anders, Brett Flanigan, Cate White, Chelsea Wong, Cole Solinger, Conrad Guevera, Erik Bender, Kate Rhoades, Keith Boadwee, Kico Le Strange, Liz Hernández, Maria Guzmán Capron, Michael Diamond, Muzae Sesay, Ocean Escalanti, Paige Valentine, Raphael Villet, Ryan Whelan, Sahar Khoury, Sophie Appel, Squeak Carnwath, Sweet Dave, Tia Spelling, Tosha Stimage, and Irrelevant Press, pt. 2 Gallery and Real Time and Space. The zine can be downloaded now on the Art Bash website, and participants can learn how to create one of their own.

Wayne Thiebaud, Custom Shoes, 2018/2019; courtesy SFMOMA

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 6 p.m. PT

Live from SFMOMA: Thank You Event + Art Auction
The only Art Bash event that requires a donation to attend, this thank-you event and art auction will feature works donated by Wayne Thiebaud, Charles Gaines, Wolfgang Tillmans, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Hung Liu. Funds generated by the auction directly support SFMOMA’s mission to present the art of our time.

Tycho; photo: Misha Vladimirskiy, courtesy artist and Another Planet Entertainment

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 6 p.m. PT
All Together Now: Concert + Dance Party
Art Bash will conclude with unforgettable performances in SFMOMA’s iconic art spaces by Tycho, The Younger Lovers and Lower Grand Radio DJs hosted by emcee Dhaya Lakshminarayanan.

San Francisco-based and two-time GRAMMY-nominated producer Scott Hansen, professionally known as Tycho, creates rolling sonic landscapes that extend into the horizon. He has remixed artists from Leon Bridges to Maggie Rogers to Thievery Corporation to Death Cab for Cutie.



Sponsor, donate or sign-up for email updates at sfmoma.org/artbash.

Sponsoring Art Bash helps bring the virtual Art Bash experience to the public. Those who make a donation of $500 or more will be invited to Wednesday’s event. Sponsorship levels and the impact that contributions make are listed here:

$500: Covers the expenses of 20 free admission tickets for the Museum for All program.

$1,000: Covers the expenses of 100 art kits for SFUSD students.

$1,500: Covers the expenses of printing 450 commissioned artworks for a Public Engagement program.

$6,000: Covers the expenses of printing 10,000 Family Guides.

$12,000: Covers the expenses of two months of Second Sundays, SFMOMA’s monthly virtual family programming.

$30,000: Covers the expenses of offering one SFMOMA free day for the public.

$60,000: Covers the expenses of presenting one New Work exhibition.

$100,000: Covers the expenses of one year of training resources and curricula for teachers, both off-site and online, designed to reach 2,000 Bay Area educators.


Lexie Fisher George

Ken McNeely

Sarah Wendell Sherrill

Eugene Whang

Sonya Yu


Jim Abrams

Alyse Archer-Coité

Sabrina Buell

Tony Conrad

Quin Curran

Myles Danielsen

Matt Farron

Olivia June

Saer Coulter Kirkman

Brook Lane

Andrew McClintock

Elizabeth Minick

Amir Mortazavi

Katie Paige

Steven Rice

Nick Watkins

Zak Williams


Art Bash is sponsored by AT&T and Bank of America.

Art Bash’s official coffee partner is illy and the art auction is presented in partnership with Christie’s. The Art Bash website was built in partnership with Razorfish.

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