Today: SFMOMA's farewell procession, co-presented by Boing Boing

This is it, folks. Today at 6PM the SFMOMA closes to begin its three year long expansion. It'll be reborn sometime in 2016 clad in shining armor, engulfing the rest of its current city block. Get in your last run through the current exhibits, explore a new corner of the building before it changes.

Join me and David at the museum at 5:30 for the farewell procession. Local artist Desiree Holman is curating the procession, which recasts the Young American Patriots fife and drum core and Dance Sanctuary dancers as docents for the future. You're encouraged to come in your best future time traveler costume, and Teri Sage from TS I Love You Hats will be helping everyone make awesome tin foil future hats as well.

This will be my 56th visit to the museum. For the last year and a half I've been coming almost every week, writing software, meeting friends and making new ones on the rooftop sculpture garden. It's been a great pleasure to learn so much about art, people and myself. While it's painful to have to be away for so long, I have great faith that the museum's future will be spectacular. Come celebrate that with us.

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  1. Painful? Completely closing the only modern art museum in the bay area for three years is a terrible idea. It really feels like we’re living in a third-class environment. Not sure why I’d want to celebrate having to fly to Los Angeles to show my child a decent Leon Golub painting, or a Phillip Guston, or an Eva Hesse, or or or…
    I sure hope the half a billion dollars winds up better spent than the Academy of Science compound. Worst vanity museum I’ve ever been to – all pretty architecture, no displays.Oh, I forgot, we can go see a bunch of Mark di Suveros rusting in Crissy Field instead of a museum. Can’t wait for that joyfulness. De Young, here we come.

    1. If it’s any consolation, the Palm Springs Art Museum, which has been struggling to survive for about a decade, once refused the Annenberg Collection and an endowment to get it housed.

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