Join us for First Thursdays (the first After Dark of the month) when we explore one topic in a variety of ways. Learn how propaganda techniques leverage their advantage over human perception, encounter historical perspectives, and explore the ways political and commercial propaganda are enacted and counteracted today. Also, experience our Tactile Dome, hundreds of exhibits, and an array of demonstrations.
Crafted from the four reels of Michael Snow’s three-hour masterwork of structuralist cinema La Région Centrale, La Région Decentrale condenses, reframes, and restructures Snow’s work into an expanded cinema experiment.
Join us as Cinema Arts presents Attention, a world premiere of new work by Pamela Z with the Del Sol String Quartet. Also tonight, cultivate a taste for science through food at Pairings: Long Live the Olive. Plus, explore our pitch-black Tactile Dome, hundreds of exhibits, and an array of demonstrations.
Friday, November 11–Sunday, December 18, 2016 • See below for viewing hours
Lightplay—a series of artists engagements focused on light interventions—begins with Gibson + Recoder: Powers of Resolution, which celebrates the elusive and delicate beauty revealed through immersive experiences with light.
Thursday, November 17, 2016–Sunday, January 29, 2017
This special exhibition features more than 20 charming and often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata. Their whimsical characters are brought to life by intricate arrangements of handmade cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms.
See Occupy the Farm, a film about the controversy surrounding a publicly owned local research farm. Also, consider sulfur’s ancient reputation, essential role in cell biology, and current promise in rechargeable battery research in Everything Matters: Sulfur. Plus, have dinner and drinks by the Bay, crawl through our Tactile Dome, play with exhibits, and explore.