Fort Mason Center For Arts & Culture Art Walk Fall 2023
Fort Mason Center For Arts & CultureSep 20th @ 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Join Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC), FOR-SITE, Haines Gallery, Museo Italo Americano, SF Camerawork, and the San Francisco Children’s Art Center to celebrate the Fall art season with an evening Art Walk on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Description Of Events & Reservation Link
The Art Walk opens at 5:00 p.m. and features pop-up artist and curator talks across campus, opera aria performances, opening receptions, a free documentary film screening about Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, an art workshop in Landmark Building C, and a new public art commission at Landmark Building B, Pier 2, and the Festival Pavilion at Pier 3. Check in at the kiosk at Landmark Building C to obtain maps and drink tickets. Register at EventBrite.
Explore the following events:
- Check in starts at 5:00 p.m., Landmark Building C
- Fort Mason Art hosts an opening reception (5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.) for Shiny Things for My Quartermaster: Seven Swallowtail Flags, a new public art commission by Los Angeles-based artist and filmmaker Cauleen Smith; the suite of artist flags, installed above the main entrances to Landmark Building B, Pier 2, and the Festival Pavilion at Pier 3 are on view from September 20, 2023 through Spring 2024. Curator and artist talks happen at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- The Haines Gallery presents Sacred and Profane Geometries: Solo exhibitions by Ai Weiwei and Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, with an opening reception, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and a tour at 6:30 p.m. (Landmark Building C, first floor)
- The SF Camerawork 2023 Benefit Art Auction Preview Exhibition is on view from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with curator and artist talks at 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Landmark Building A, next to Radhaus Alpine Beerhall & Restaurant)
- San Francisco Children’s Art Center (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) Family Art-Making Workshop (Landmark Building C, first floor)
- FOR-SITE’s The Guardhouse Program features artist Tanja Geis in conversation with Lisa Ellsworth (5:30 p.m.), FOR-SITE’s Curator & Project Manager; the upcoming Guardhouse installation officially opens on Saturday, September 23, 2023, 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (The Guardhouse is across from Equator Coffees Cafe.)
- Museo Italo Americano BRAVO: Celebrating San Francisco Opera — Its Italian Roots and Legacy exhibition (curator talk in conversation with illustrator Cindy Salans Rosenheim, 5:30 p.m. and aria performance 6:30 p.m.) (Landmark Building C, first floor) The aria performers are musician Ron Borelli, soprano Eileen Meredith, and tenor Meté Tasin.
- FOR-SITE, in partnership with Haines Gallery, also presents the free and final San Francisco screening of the award-winning film, Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly in the Cowell Theater next to Pier 2, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The documentary director Cheryl Haines introduces her work. Reserve a seat in advance.
Pop-Up talks occur at each exhibition location. During the Fall 2023 Art Walk, FMCAC resident establishments Radhaus, Greens Restaurant, and The Interval at Long Now offer dining and drinking options in Landmark Building A.
Goody Cafe in Landmark Building C offers a special Art Walk menu including $12 pizzas and free popcorn (organic, popped fresh). The pizza comes from Crust Luv, a local artisan pizza maker. The full-size pizza available is a New York-style margherita (tomato, mozzarella, and fresh basel) for $12 per pie. Hot and cold drinks are also available for purchase. Goody Cafe is hosting an art show of montage work by local artist Lasana Taylor, which is on view through Sunday, October 15, 2023.
Other campus art installations on view include a collection of historic posters commemorating decades of Indigenous arts and cultural events held at FMCAC, presented by FMCAC resident American Indian Cultural District, located in the lobby of Landmark Building D; and original paintings from the International Decorative Painters Salon 2023 in the lobby of Landmark Building C.