One of the Bay Area’s finest attractions - the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
After a year of being closed to undergo a 20-story, 235,000 square foot, $305 million dollar addition, San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art, or SFMoMa, will reopen it's doors on May 14th.
This newest addition triples its former size and makes SFMoMa one of the largest modern art museums in the world.
The museum first opened in 1935 and 60 years later, a new building was added. Only 20 years later, the museum outgrew its space once again, resulting in the need for yet another addition.
Snøhetta chosen by SFMOMA’s architect selection committee for its unique designs, collaborative philosophy and firm structure as well as their ability to apply elegant approaches to complex civic and cultural projects. The undulating exterior of the new MoMa building was designed to specifically mimic the area's marine climate, including its fog, waves and wind.
One of the largest collections the MoMa possesses is owned by Robert and Doris Fisher, co-founders of The Gap. Originally 12,000 pieces, the collection has expanded to approximately 32,000 and as such only a quarter can be on display at a time.
The 405,000 square foot ground floor, the size of the original museum, is free and always open to the public. There is also a living wall to connect the interior to the environment.
The May 14th grand reopening is already sold out but tickers are available starting May 15th through the summer. SFMoMa is another wonderful cultural experience we as Bay Area residents have right at our fingertips!
Tomorrow evening, April 5th from 6 to 8pm, the Mill Valley Arts Commission is holding one of it's premiere events, the First Tuesday Artwalk.
As the name suggests, the event occurs on the first Tuesday of each month in Downtown, City hall and the Community Center. A variety of talented local artists of all ages will exhibit their works. The artists' works will remain on display throughout the month of April until May's event.
April First Tuesday Artwalk Exhibit Guide
Schedule of First Tuesday events:
- April 5th
- May 3rd
- June 7th
- July 5th
- August 2nd
- September 6th
- October 4th
- November 1st
- December 6th
The Mill Valley Arts Commission endeavors to enhance the cultural life of the community by promoting the visual and performing arts through a variety of events. In addition to the First Tuesday Artwalks, the Commission also sponsors Concerts in the Plaza, Comedy Night and the Paint Off events.
Winner of over 100 international awards including the Grammy Award and three Tony Awards®, WICKED is the untold story of the witches of Oz. Long before Dorothy and Toto arrive, WICKED tells the story of two very different girls who meet in Oz and how these two unlikely friends grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.
Declared “The Best Musical of the Decade” by Entertainment Weekly and “A Cultural Phenomenon” by Variety, WICKED is based on the novel by Gregory Maguire, has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and a book by Winnie Holzman. The production is directed by Joe Mantello with musical staging by Wayne Cilento.
This award-winning musical about the untold story of the witches of Oz will be playing at the SHN Orpheum Theatre from March 9th through April 16, 2016.
For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
To learn more about WICKED and its cast, click here.