Following the SF MOMA Process Luncheon, CREW SF presented to both members and non-members an evening of architecture, art and networking at the SFMOMA. The group joined a festive and fervent social time at Thirsty Bear Salon enjoying drinks and tapas while mingling and networking.
After the Networking portion of the evening, we all ventured across the street to the new SFMOMA and joining our two guides, Jean and Youssef, for a guided one-hour architecture tour. We met by the impressive steps of the Richard Serra Sculpture and split into two groups. The guides took us through the Snøhetta-designed expansion of the new SFMOMA building and renovated Mario Botta wing. We received a curated understanding of the process from inspiration to construction, as well as the challenges faced in designing what is now the largest museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art in the United States.
The groups explored the progression of the SFMOMA through its expanded gallery spaces, outdoor terraces, and environmentally conscious design. Highlights of this tour included the Helen and Charles Schwab Hall on Floor 2, the living wall on Floor 3, and unique views of San Francisco from the multiple terraces. At the end of the guided tour, those interested joined in the viewing of the special exhibition of Matisse/Diebenkorn.
Everyone left the event feeling inspired, captivated and enthralled!