A behind-the-scenes look at the site-specific mural Daisy in the exhibition, Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, June 1 - August 19, 2013
Mathew Zefeldt: Forms Forming Forms is the first museum exhibition for this emerging Bay Area painter who has created an immersive, optical installation for SMMoA, rendering the gallery walls into a hallucinatory backdrop for three of his monumental still lifes.
As a beacon in SMMoA’s Fall 2013 exhibition schedule, Forms Forming Forms invites viewers to consider the crisis of individuality in an era of instantaneous image sharing and replication. The project reflects SMMoA’s unique capacity as a kunsthalle to collaborate with contemporary artists and highlight ambitious, never-before-seen artworks and installations.
Mathew Zefeldt: Forms Forming Forms is organized by Jeffrey Uslip, curator-at-large for the Santa Monica Museum of Art.
For Santa Monica Museum of Art’s fifth annual Tour da Arts cultural bike event, the museum organized the Bicycle Critter Drawing Contest. Participants are invited to create a black and white drawing of an imaginative creature that rides a bike to capture the event's spirit of art, bikes, and fun. Participation is free and open to all ages.
Each submission was reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges: artist Calef Brown, artist Mel Kadel, Jennifer Lamping of Giant Artists agency, and SMMoA staff.
Hundreds of riders participated in Tour da Arts, vol. 5 organized by the Santa Monica Museum of Art on August 18, 2013. Participants enjoyed a bike-themed mini-festival and a cultural bike tour through Santa Monica with stops for art, dance, and music along the way.
This event was made possible, in part, by the City of Santa Monica and the Santa Monica Arts Commission and the Barnwood Foundation.
Chloe and Maud Productions, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
C.I.C.L.E., Bergamot Station LLC, Santa Monica Woman's Bay Club, and SMMUSD/Grant Elementary School
Generous in-kind sponsorship provided by:
Whole Foods Market Venice, Clif Bar/Luna Bar, O.N.E. Coconut Water, Perry’s Café and Rentals
Santa Monica SPOKE/LACBC, C.I.C.L.E., Clif/Luna Bar/Clif Kids, Santa Monica Bay Woman’s Club, Grant Elementary School, iZip Hybrid Electric Bicycles, Bike Attack, Solé Bicycles, Pedal or Not Electric Bike Tours and Pedego Santa Monica Electric Bicycles, Linus Bikes, LA Metro, Perry’s Café and Rentals, Isabella’s Cookie Company, Handsome Coffee Roasters, Bikerowave, City of Santa Monica Water Treatment Program, Bergamot Station Arts Center, LLC
Video by Ignacio Genzon
A sneak peak at the creation of Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, June 1 - August 19, 2013.
Video by Bill Longhauser
A poignant discussion about aging gracefully and dying with aplomb, featuring experts on the winter of life. Speakers include: Tim Tattu (Artist and Registered Nurse, Oncology-Palliative Care, Cedars Sinai Medical Center), Glen Komatsu, MD (Chief Medical Officer, Providence TrinityCare Hospice), and Rie Nørregaard(Founder and CEO of Omhu—a design company that creates joyful products to support peoples abilities as they change throughout life).
A Collection of Ideas… is a series of conversations with some of today’s most innovative and creative minds to examine the important social, cultural, and political issues of our time.
Audio by Adam Gunther about Wosk's exhibition.
How does pattern and ornament affect sensation and perception?
A conversation with artists Peter Shire and Samira Yamin, moderated by executive director, Elsa Longhauser, and the director of education and public programs, Asuka Hisa.
A live DJ mix of music and words, this performance explores the aesthetics of the crossfade. Crossfader is a multipart forum that features individuals who venture beyond the constraints of genre and style. “The crossfader is the toggle on a DJ mixer that allows you to move between the music on one input and the music on another. It lets you mix without erasing; combine without destroying—to juggle and sustain difference,” writes Kun.
J. Period is hailed as one of “the world’s top DJs” by The New York Times and recruited for remix and production work by Grammy-winners Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, John Legend, and The Roots. J. Period is one of the music industry’s most respected DJs/Remixers.
Josh Kun, writer, USC professor, and cultural polymath, joins SMMoA’s Collection of Ideas series as Resident Collector. Kun uses music as a magnet to attract, mix, and connect diverse communities.