San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art presents Project Los Altos: SFMOMA in Silicon Valley an exhibition on view through March 2, 2014, a multisite exhibition located in the downtown area of Los Altos, a town situated in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Chris Johanson, Sketch for I Do Not Know But Am Open to Learning, 2013; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy the artist; Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; and The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York; © Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson, Sketch for I Do Not Know But Am Open to Learning, 2013; commissioned by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, courtesy the artist; Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York; and The Suzanne Geiss Company, New York; © Chris Johanson

Through the work of nine national and international artists, this exhibition explores the history and culture of this innovative region, the community of Los Altos and its surrounding areas, and the distinctive character of each artwork’s setting. The featured artists are Jeremy Blake, Spencer Finch, Charles Garoian, Christian Jankowski, Chris Johanson, Mike Mills, Kateřina Šedá, Alec Soth, and Jessica Stockholder.

On view at ten indoor and outdoor locations, Project Los Altos features existing artworks as well as newly commissioned, site-responsive projects, ranging from Jeremy Blake’s celebrated Winchester video trilogy to Alec Soth’s Silicon Valley portraits to Jessica Stockholder’s transformation of a public street intersection. While SFMOMA has previously commissioned works related to Silicon Valley, Project Los Altos marks the first occasion the museum is siting a major project in the region itself. The exhibition is free to the public and organized by SFMOMA in collaboration with the City of Los Altos and lead sponsor Passerelle Investment Company, a local group working to enhance the vitality of the Los Altos community.

Project Los Altos is part of SFMOMA’s extensive off-site programming taking place while its building is temporarily closed for expansion construction through early 2016. During this time, SFMOMA is on the go, presenting a dynamic slate of jointly organized and traveling exhibitions; outdoor and specially commissioned projects; and newly created education programs throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

Visit www.sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.

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