Enjoy the Exploratorium’s arts programs, which, like our scientific programs, offer a way to understand our world.
Explore distant realms of musical possibility with Resonance, an evening series at the Exploratorium. Contemporary musicians and sound artists perform new works and discuss their ideas, techniques, and inspirations with radio host and pianist Sarah Cahill. All events are held in our sonically state-of-the-art Kanbar Forum.
Fog Bridge #72494, an outdoor artwork by Fujiko Nakaya, pumps water, at high pressure, through more than 800 nozzles, shrouding visitors in fog and putting their perceptions at the center of the experience.
Turn a common household object into an objet d’art! Join artist Aiko Cuneo and experiment with milk carton constructions and sculptures. Using this deceptively simple object was first explored at the Exploratorium 40 years ago this month by Aiko's mother, renowned artist Ruth Asawa.
In breaking down motion and considering the inner workings of our physical forms, this program examines the central element of each moment. Bodies become invitations to exploration in these inside, up-close, slowed-down, and inventive looks at our corporeal selves.
The second season of Resonance kicks off with Oakland-based sound-making duo Black Spirituals. Their music is an ecstatic intersection of the tone-generating electronics and guitars of Zachary James Watkins, and the heart-thumping acoustic percussion of Marshall Trammell.
Join Artist Paul Ramirez Jonas, creator of We Make the Treasure, for a presentation on projects inspired by participation, history, and exchange, followed by a conversation with Marina McDougall, Director of the Exploratorium's Center for Art & Inquiry.
An investigation of the work of Bob Miller, natural philosopher, light artist, and author of many of the museum's most iconic exhibits, is on view at the San Francisco Main Library from October 25, 2014 to February 5, 2015.
Cinema Arts, in partnership with the San Francisco Public Library, presents this very special film program to accompany Light Walk, an exhibition held at the San Francisco Main Library from October 25, 2014 to February 5, 2015.