The artists whose work is seen in Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns examine issues related to government surveillance, security, and terrorism. In this Lunchtime Lecture, Sergeant Timothy Donovan, homeland security unit supervisor for the San Francisco Police Department, will discuss the operations of his division and how it works to enhance local security.
Grab your goggles and strut your best steampunk-wear (with a Silicon Valley flair) for a curious and whimsical evening in which the most modern of technology is reimagined in an earlier steam-powered time.
In our post-9/11 world, the term “surveillance” encompasses much more than the old notion of spies lurking in dark alleys. Massive 21st century data collection programs have opened the doors to a dizzying array of digital surveillance techniques. Who is watching us? How are they watching you? Have security and privacy become mutually exclusive? Join SJMA and Pecha Kucha San Jose for fast-paced, fun presentations by a variety of experts and activists who will address these issues.
Marja van der Loo, curatorial associate, will guide visitors through the exhibition Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns and illuminate artistic responses to a post-9/11 world.
Come celebrate the opening of the fall exhibitions Artists Including Me: William Wegman; Character Studies: Clay from the Collection; Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns; and Diebenkorn in the Bedroom, DeFeo in the Den: Generous Gifts from the Dixon and Barbara Farley Collection. Get the first look at these new exhibitions and enjoy thoughtful conversation in the galleries.
In Artists Including Me, William Wegman playfully rethinks the artistic canon in his collaged paintings (incorporating picture postcards from his massive collection) and in photographs of his dogs (who are practically icons themselves). In this special appearance, Wegman will discuss his work, his inspiration, and of course his dogs.
Delve into the topics of privacy, security, and surveillance in this all-day symposium co-presented by SJMA and The Tech Museum of Innovation. Speakers will explore the complicated relationship between personal freedom and public safety.
Learn about conservation and restoration from Julie Bly DeVere, head curator and collection manager at Filoli, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Woodside, california. DeVere will focus on the 2013 restoration of Filoli’s century-old downstairs library.
SJMA is once again a non-profit partner of Art Silicon Valley/San Francisco (Art SV/SF), the international contemporary and modern art fair at the San Mateo Event Center. Last year’s fair included seventy galleries and art institutions that feature 750 artists from 42 countries. Members will receive an offer for free passes to the fair by email in the fall.
Do William Wegman’s photographs of Weimaraners make you yearn for a canine companion of your own? Join SJMA and the Humane Society of Silicon Valley for a special “adopt a dog” event. Current dog owners, bring your best friend by to an outdoor photo booth and meetup.
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