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Tuesday through Saturday
11 am–6 pm

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Sunday, Monday and all legal holidays
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School Programs
Project Your Project with Deutsch Media Design Team

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014
11am–1pm
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General Admission: Free

Teen Workshop: Ages 13 – 19

Join the design minds behind Deutsch Inc—a national advertising agency—for an introductory session about product and project promotion. Participants will explore facets of branding through creative input and dynamic execution.

Project Your Project with Deutsch Media Design Team is a part of SMMoA’s Park Studio: Tree House Teen Workshop series.

Into the Beautiful North
Lectures + Conversations
'Into the Beautiful North' Book Discussion

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
10am–11am
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Santa Monica Public Library leads a free public discussion of Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea at the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s Tree House. No registration required.

This discussion is part of The Big Read, a community reading initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest, designed to celebrate literature by encouraging people to read and discuss the same book at the same time throughout their community. This year’s book, Into the Beautiful North, is a contemporary novel set in the U.S. and Mexico. Into the Beautiful North features strong characters and universal themes that are sure to promote quality group discussion and enjoyable events.  New this year is the opportunity to explore the book’s themes in artistic workshops offered in partnership with the Santa Monica Museum of Art and the Santa Monica Library.

Into the Beautiful North is available from Santa Monica Public Library or your local bookstore. Spanish-language copies are available at the Library.  We encourage you to attend one of the many free, public events being held around the city from March 29 through May 4.

Partners:

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PRECOGNITO Gala and Preview

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014
7pm–10pm
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Tickets on Sale Now!

PRECOGNITO honors the 10 luminary artists who have defined the spirit of INCOGNITO with their iconic logos:
John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Gajin Fujita, Barbara Kruger, Paul McCarthy, Pat O’Neill, Laura Owens, Raymond Pettibon, Al Ruppersberg, Henry Taylor

  • Exclusive preview of 700 INCOGNITO artworks
  • Dinner by Ari Taymor of Alma, Bon Appétit’s “Best New Restaurant of 2013”
  • Menu inspired by Edna Lewis (1916–2006), doyenne of Southern cuisine

Click here to visit the official PRECOGNITO / INCOGNITO page.

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INCOGNITO Exhibition and Benefit Art Sale

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014
7pm–10:30pm
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Tickets on Sale Now!

The Art World Up For Grabs—INCOGNITO is the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s 10th annual Exhibition and Benefit Art Sale. Don’t miss this one-night-only opportunity to take home original artwork by a resplendent array of emerging and renowned artists. All works are signed on the back; artists’ identities are revealed only after purchase.

  • Select from 700 artworks by 550 artists
  • Food by Sky’s Gourmet Tacos
  • Complimentary cocktails
  • DJ set by Daedelus

NEW 10 x 10 inch format
$350 each (+tax)

Click here to visit the official PRECOGNITO / INCOGNITO page.

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Exhibition Related
Nonfictions Performance with Jeremiah Day, Simone Forti, and Fred Dewey

Thursday, May 1, 2014
7:30pm–8:30pm
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General Admission: Free

The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents two live performances, on May 1 and 3, by Jeremiah Day, Simone Forti, and Fred Dewey. The trio has been working together in various configurations since the 1990s, using art to represent the collision of personal, civic, and public life. Each performance consists of slideshow presentations by Day, dance solos by Forti, and forms of unscripted public address from Dewey.

Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti/Fred Dewey is part of the trio’s ongoing public investigation of artistic collaboration and improvisation. The exhibition opens at SMMoA on Saturday, May 17.  

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Workshops
Biome Re-imagining Workshop: Plan For An Other Santa Monica

Saturday, May 3, 2014
1:30pm–3:30pm
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General Admission: Free

Join members of the Llano Del Rio Collective, Fritz Haeg and Robby Herbst, to reimagine Santa Monica in an ecological and communitarian way. The workshop will begin with a conversation about the natural and human ecology of the area, as well as historic and contemporary alternatives for these architectural and natural systems. Participants will develop a “Plan For An Other Santa Monica,” which will be included in the Llano Del Rio Collective’s online archive of alternative guides to Los Angeles.

Biome Re-imagining Workshop: Plan For An Other Santa Monica is a part of SMMoA’s Park Studio: Tree House Public Program series.

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Exhibition Related
Nonfictions Performance with Jeremiah Day, Simone Forti, and Fred Dewey

Saturday, May 3, 2014
4pm–5pm
iCal

General Admission: Free

The Santa Monica Museum of Art presents two live performances, on May 1 and 3, by Jeremiah Day, Simone Forti, and Fred Dewey. The trio has been working together in various configurations since the 1990s, using art to represent the collision of personal, civic, and public life. Each performance consists of slideshow presentations by Day, dance solos by Forti, and forms of unscripted public address from Dewey.

Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day/Simone Forti/Fred Dewey is part of the trio’s ongoing public investigation of artistic collaboration and improvisation. The exhibition opens at SMMoA on Saturday, May 17.  

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Exhibition Related
Opening Reception: Robert Swain, Nonfictions, Andrew Cannon, and Tree House

Saturday, May 17, 2014
3pm–6pm
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Join us for the Opening Reception of 

Robert Swain: The Form of Color
Complemented by Color, Light, and Consciousness:A Conversation with Robert Swain, Elsa Longhauser, and Jeffrey Uslip (4–5 pm)

Andrew Cannon: Chemical Computer
Project Room 1

Nonfictions: Jeremiah Day / Simone Forti / Fred Dewey
Project Room 2

Park Studio: Tree House
A Public Art Project in the Bergamot Station Arts Center Parking Lot

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Exhibition Related
Color, Light, and Consciousness: A Conversation with Robert Swain, Elsa Longhauser, and Jeffrey Uslip

Saturday, May 17, 2014
4pm–5pm
iCal

Color has the power to awaken the senses and evoke the sublime. Artist Robert Swain has been researching its phenomenology since the 1970s, resulting in a color system of 4,896 isolated chromatic units and their recorded effects on viewers. The Form of Color, his immersive, site-specific installation at SMMoA includes modular paintings composed of twelve by twelve inch squares of pure color. The exhibition brings Swain’s theories to life, flooding his variegated paintings in natural light. For this conversation, Swain sits down with SMMoA Executive Director Elsa Longhauser and Curator Jeffrey Uslip to discuss color and consciousness inside the installation. 

 In conjunction with the Opening Reception for Robert Swain: The Form of Color.