The Making Of… at SFMOMA

The Kitchen Sisters and KQED present The Making Of… live at SFMOMA, inspired by our radio series “The Making Of…”  about what people make in the Bay Area and why.

On Thursday and Friday, May 30 and 31, and Saturday June 1, The Kitchen Sisters will host three days of drop-in demo and conversation tables along with presentations and daily maker talks. Over one hundred makers of all kinds will present their work, process, and expertise.

As SFMOMA prepares to temporarily close for two and a half years of expansion and renovation, a vast community of makers will come share their skills and crafts and tell their stories. The museum will be full of inventions, contraptions, art, food, stories, music, imagination, community.

This three-day event is part of SFMOMA’s Countdown Celebration and entrance to the museum is free.

Some of the people and projects to be featured include:

The Making of… Los Cenzontles: Linda Ronstadt & Eugene Rodriquez speak about the creation of a Mexican community art center in San Pablo.

The Making of… Cheese, with the whizzes from Cowgirl Creamery.

The Making of.. a Surfboard, with legendary maker, Danny Hess.

The Making of… Mushroom Furniture from The Workshop Residence in Dogpatch.

The Making of… The Karaoke Ice Cream Truck (Yes there will be ice cream. And pizza, and kimchi, and chocolate and more)

The Unmaking of the Typewriter from Jeremy Mayer who disassembes typewriters and reassembles the components into full-scale human and animal figures.

The Making of… The Submerged Turntable, a sound generating sculpture by Bay Area artist, Evan Holm.

The Making of…  The Homobile: A Story of Transportation, Civil Rights and Glitter with its founder, performance artist and former bike messenger dispatcher, Lynn Breedlove.

The Re-Making of… the Internet, with Zeega.

Radio producer extraordinaire, Roman Mars will perform a story live from 99% Invisible, a tiny radio show about design, architecture & the 99% invisible activity that shapes our world.

Artists, JD Beltran and Scott Minneman reveal the secrets of making the Cinema Snowglobe.

The Architects and Designers of the new SFMOMA reveal the story of The Re-Making of…a Museum.

The inspired folks behind Mission Street Food and Mission Chinese, along with restaurants from across the Bay Area, including Tartine Bakery, Bar Tartine, La Cocina, Tacolicious and more will demo and explore the making of a charitable food movement.

For a full list of participants, click here.

Who is making what and why? How do they do it? Who did they learn it from and who are they passing it on to? Is it a dying art or a living one? Does it matter? Come to SFMOMA and find out.