Happy International Museum Day!To celebrate, I would love to share some of my all time favorite museums with you. Keep reading to see what these great places are up to lately!
MCA in Sydney, Australia has a fascinating piece called Sleepers Awake happening this month...
"For nine nights this luminous sculpture will rise over Bungarribee, signalling the transformation of a vacant site in the Blacktown area of the Western Sydney Parklands to a new 200 ha park and community hub.Sleepers Awake is accompanied each night by a community performance festival running 5.30 to 7.30pm and featuring a wide range of acts in music, dance, performance and film selected from all over Western Sydney and the metropolitan Sydney basin."
SFMOMA is currently closed for construction, but is hosting exhibitions and events all around San Francisco. Their current exhibition is at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, but check their website for all kinds of fun events!
"Disrupting expected images of South Africa, the 25 contemporary artists and collectives featured in Public Intimacy eloquently explore the poetics and politics of the everyday. This collaboration with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presents pictures from SFMOMA’s collection of South African photography alongside works in a broad range of media, including video, painting, sculpture, performance, and publications — most made in the last five years, and many on view for the first time on the West Coast. Coinciding with the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa, Public Intimacy reveals the nuances of human interaction in a country still undergoing significant change, vividly showing public life there in a more complex light."
The Guggenheim has several exhibitions on view and multiple ways to get involved in art. And, they are offering $5 off admission today for International Museum Day. Enjoy!
One of the current exhibits is "Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe examines the historical sweep of the movement from its inception with F. T. Marinetti's founding manifesto in 1909 through its demise at the end of World War II. The exhibition features more than 360 works executed between 1909 and 1944, encompassing not only painting and sculpture, but also advertising, architecture, ceramics, design, fashion, film, free-form poetry, music, performance, photography, publications, and theater."