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Cities on Speed: Bogotá Change by Andreas M. Dalsgaard

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014
6pm–8pm
iCal

General Admission: Free

SMMoA presents a bike-in* screening of Bogotá Change, a fast-paced portrait of a city on the move. The film chronicles the terms of Mayors Antanas Mockus and Enrique Peñalosa, who proactively transformed Bogotá, Colombia in less than 10 years. From mimes in place of traffic police to a burst of bicycle paths and green spaces, these unorthodox officials championed the use of creative solutions for complex social problems. The film also touches on the original ciclovías, just ahead of the return of Los Angeles’ CicLAvia on October 5. Mockus served as mayor of Bogotá from 1995 to 1997 and again from 2001 to 2003, while Peñalosa was mayor from 1998 to 2001.

This screening is presented in conjunction with Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy, on view in the Museum’s Main Gallery from September 13 through December 13, 2014. Citizen Culture celebrates the power of art to spark dialogue, create new modes of civic engagement, and transform the laws by which cities and citizens are governed.

*Biking to this event is not required! There is plenty of parking available in the Bergamot Station lot. 


Generous support for this program has been provided by the The Neeley Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation.

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Draw the Line: Make a Picket Sign

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
11am–3pm
iCal

General Admission: Free

Stand up and speak out! Learn to make a picket sign using hand-drawn graphics, a clear and clever message, and the transformative power of art. Admission is free, the workshop is open to all ages, and supplies are provided.

Draw the Line: Make a Picket Sign is presented by the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Big Draw LA. The Big Draw is an annual celebration of the act of drawing, which creates participatory opportunities for people of all ages to discover that drawing can help us look more closely, think more creatively, and have fun in the process. Ryman Arts launched the inaugural Big Draw LA in October 2010. By 2011, the events more than doubled with over 10,000 Angelenos drawing during the month-long initiative. 

 

Generous support for this program has been provided by The Neeley Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation.

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Exhibition Related
Citizen Cultures: Bread Bake and Sustainable Food Panel

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014
10am–2pm
iCal

General Admission: $15
Family Members and above: $10
Individual/Artist/Student/Senior Members: $10
Partner Members: $10

Bake and taste breads from around the world, using Michael O’Malley’s Mobile Oven

Sean Starowitz and Michael O’Malley invite you to a panel discussion and live bread bake celebrating local food systems, self-sustainability, and Los Angeles’ cottage industry—a growing network of bakers, jam makers, gardeners, and other home kitchen entrepreneurs. Participants join Starowitz and O’Malley as they bake and break bread using O’Malley’s whimsical mobile bread oven, a nomadic project that is part sculpture, part shared experience. Breads will be made with cultures from various Los Angeles ethnic communities, such as challah, naan, and many more. Breads, spreads, and refreshments are included with $15 entry ($10 for SMMoA members). Event partners include Good Eggs LA and the Los Angeles Bread Bakers (LABB). 

10:30AM – Noon      Panel with Sean Starowitz and Michael O’Malley

Noon – 2PM             Bread Bake

Starowitz and O’Malley are contemporary artists based in Kansas City and Los Angeles, respectively. Their diverse practices intersect at bread making as a means of social, political, and community engagement. 

Sean Starowitz is a graduate of the Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Kansas City Art Institute (2010). He currently resides in Kansas City as the artist-in-residence at the Farm To Market Bready Company. His recent projects include Fresh Bread, BREAD! KC; Byproduct: The Laundromat; The Speakeasy; and Vagabond, Kansas City’s premiere pop-up restaurant enterprise. He works in a variety of social, political, and community engaged contexts and is currently a 2014 Charlotte Street Foundation Visual Art Award Fellow.

Michael O’Malley lives and works in Los Angeles and the Catskills, New York. He received a BA form the University of Notre Dame, a BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University, and an MFA from Stanford University. His current work practice focuses on ideas about social practice, community, and sustainable art practice. He grows wheat and takes his mobile bakery on the road for workshops and performances.

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Presented in conjunction with SMMoA’s current exhibition, Citizen Culture: Artists and Architects Shape Policy, which celebrates the power of art to spark dialogue, create new modes of civic engagement, and transform the laws by which cities and citizens are governed. 

Generous support for this program has been provided by The Neeley Family Fund at The San Diego Foundation.