The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is hosting its renowned Art Bash party this Wednesday, April 19th from 6pm until 1am.
Partygoers will be treated to an exciting lineup of live performances including a DJ set by Toro y Moi, a performance by pop-R&B singer Amber Mark and immersive art installations by Bay Area artists Woody De Othello and Sadie Barnette.
This soiree will span the entire museum with events ranging from dinner and cocktails to art activations and several other memorable performances.
Proceeds from Art Bash help to fund SFMOMA’s much-loved education and family programs and community engagement events. These programs benefit over 150,000 people every year, through events like their popular First Thursdays, offering free admission for all Bay Area residents.
Art Bash schedule of events
Immersive Dinner Experience, 6pm – 9pm
Dinner guests will hear from acclaimed artist Marilyn Minter. Marilyn Minter will also provide provocative and lushly textured art featured on wallpaper and projected on screens during the dinner. Minter’s thrilling and hyperrealist paintings and photographs explore the female body, glamour, and notions of beauty from a feminist perspective. The event will include an exciting food and cocktail experience, as well as admission for the entire event.
Pre-Party, 7 pm – 9 pm
At the pre-party event, Oakland-based artist Woody De Othello will create a surreal and experiential jazz lounge across four galleries, including multiple bars and a performance art piece. A vinyl reproduction of a painting by Othello will serve as a feature wall welcoming guests as they enter the galleries. This event will include multiple bars featuring specialty cocktails with curated bites and sweets. Pre-party tickets also give you access to galleries as well as all party and late-night party events.
Party, 8 pm – 1 am
The party will feature the unveiling of Oakland-based artist Sadie Barnette’s The New Eagle Creek Saloon at SFMOMA, an installation that reimagines her father’s bar—the first Black-owned gay bar in San Francisco. The New Eagle Creek Saloon will feature a local DJ and performers from the Bay Area’s Black queer community as well as custom-designed coasters and a craft cocktail menu.
You’ll also find unique art activations from artists Rewina Beshue, Jeffrey Cheung, and Simón Malvaez at surprise locations around the museum. The party will wrap with a performance from pop-R&B singer Amber Mark. We know that it’s a Wednesday, but you’ll also have access to the late-night and should definitely stick around.
Late-Night Party, 10 pm – 1 am
The late-night party features an exciting DJ set from renowned musician Toro y Moi in addition to immersive art encounters and other complimentary food and drinks. Who wouldn’t want to dance at one of the most beautiful museums in SF?