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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third St
San Francisco CA 94103  

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States and a thriving cultural center for the Bay Area. Our remarkable collection of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts, is housed in an LEED Gold-certified building designed by the global architects Snøhetta and Mario Botta. In addition to our seven gallery floors, SFMOMA offers 45,000 square feet of free, art-filled public space open to all.

SFMOMA believes the art of our time is vital and shares it with passion and purpose, and that art and the creative process can open minds and help build a better world. For that reason, we assemble unparalleled collections, create exhilarating exhibitions, and develop engaging public programs that connect with our community. Welcome!

Upcoming Events:
Thursday, December 14 2023 6:00 PM
Naama Tsabar’s Work on Felt (Variation 2 and 11)

Experience the synergy of art, sound, and movement in a new performance composed by local musicians Dylan Edrich, Jenna Flohr, and artist Naama Tsabar that engages sculptural works from the artist’s ongoing series Work on Felt. Tsabar subverts our expectations of the seemingly soft sculptures by inserting carbon fiber and epoxy into felt to create a rigid hybrid material that holds its shape as it retains the tension of a piano string tethered to a guitar-tuning peg. These artworks defy the place of felt in instruments as a silencer and become the resonating chamber itself.

For this performance at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Edrich, Flohr, and Tsabar will explore the various physical movements and sonic possibilities from activating Work on Felt (Variation 2) and Work on Felt (Variation 11). Witness the creative power of artistic collaboration as these felt sculptures from the museum’s collection are transformed into modified string instruments and brought to life in this performance that merges the worlds of contemporary art and music.

This event is presented in partnership with KADIST San Francisco.
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