April 2-Trenton Doyle Hancock, artist
The city provides the context for the visually packed work of San Francisco native Barry McGee. Since the mid-1980s, when McGee was a teenager, he has lived in the city’s oldest neighborhood, the Mission District. At that time, the Mission held a colorful, somewhat seedy, antiestablishment atmosphere with a thriving culture of youth, alternative musicians, artists, and thinkers. The vibe of the Mission influenced the artist early on, and he began to infiltrate the area’s flourishing graffiti boom with images that he created to reflect his surroundings.
Celebrating ten years in our building, this studio program focuses on new works acquired in tandem with our ten year anniversary celebration. The class explores works by Mark Bradford, Sol LeWitt, Vernon Fisher and many more! Distinguished local artists visit and discuss each work with the class and lead participants in specially designed studio projects using mixed media. The class spans ten weeks with three different artists leading separate projects over the course of the mini semester. There is a two-week break in March for spring break. All materials are provided.
This special program is designed for people with memory loss and their caregivers. Participants experience works of art at the Modern through intimate conversations with docents and thoughtful projects designed by the Museum’s education staff. Two sessions are offered on select Wednesdays, with space for 20 participants at both 10 am and 2 pm. This free program includes admission to the galleries and all materials.
To join us, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or 817.840.2118 with your preferred date, time, and estimated number of guests.