KQED Joins SFMOMA for the Museum’s Countdown Celebration

KQED provides broadcasts, live video stream and artist and makers demonstrations as part of the four-day festivities kicking off May 30.

KQED, the public media organization that serves Northern California, is proud to partner with SFMOMA for the museum’s Countdown Celebration. KQED will be celebrating along with SFMOMA for four festive days kicking off the museum’s expansion and their launch into off-site exhibitions and programs. Museum admission is free to all, Thursday, May 30, through Sunday, June 2. Festivities include a celebratory kick-off party, a 24-hour live art variety show, all-night gallery access, Family Day and more.

KQED events include:

  • Forum Broadcasts Live from SFMOMA on Tuesday, May 28, starting at 9am.
    KQED Public Radio’s popular morning talk show Forum with host Michael Krasny will broadcast live from SFMOMA with a preview of the festivities and the museum’s plans over the next three years. Guests include Neal Benezra, director of SFMOMA; Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture, SFMOMA; Craig Dykers, principal architect for SFMOMA expansion designers Snøhetta; and The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva). Register to attend at forumatsfmoma.eventbrite.com. Live audience members can enjoy the SFMOMA galleries for free following the program.
  • The Kitchen Sisters present The Making Of… all day on Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31.
    The community collaboration by award-winning independent radio producers The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva) and KQED will take over the SFMOMA public spaces for two full days. More than 15 artists and makers featured in the series will present live demonstrations of their creations and take part in discussions.The Making Of… is produced by the Kitchen Sisters, KQED, AIR and Zeega as part of Localore, a nationwide production of AIR and Zeega, with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Watch the SFMOMA Future Countdown Live via the KQED Video Stream!
    Saturday, June 1, 6pm, to Sunday, June 2, 6pm

    Can’t make it to the Countdown Celebration? Watch the live video stream of the nonstop 24-hour live art marathon featuring 48 artists, filmmakers, musicians, performers and writers at kqed.org. The event will be hosted by Oakland arts collective Wonderment Consortium (Packard Jennings, Steuart Pittman and Scott Vermeire), comedian Marga Gomez, comedian George Chen and drag superstar Peaches Christ.
  • A Special Live The Do List at SFMOMA on Sunday, June 2, at 9am
    KQED Public Radio’s popular arts roundup The Do List with Cy Musiker and the San Francisco Chronicle‘s David Wiegand will be part of the 24-hour live art variety show with a discussion of some of the bigger summer events.

About KQED
KQED
serves the people of Northern California with a public-supported alternative to commercial media. Home to the most listened-to public radio station in the nation, one of the highest-rated public television services and an award-winning education program, and as a leader and innovator in interactive technology, KQED takes people of all ages on journeys of exploration — exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

About the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Founded as the first West Coast museum devoted to modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA is currently undergoing a major expansion project  that will significantly enhance gallery, education and public spaces, enabling the museum to better showcase its expanded permanent collection and serve its growing audiences. During the construction of its new building from the summer of 2013 to early 2016, the museum will go beyond its walls and directly into the community with an extensive array of off-site programming, including collaborative and traveling exhibitions, site-specific and commissioned projects and new education initiatives throughout the city and region.