Thursday, February 7, 2019

Transportation to/from tours to the conference hotel is not provided.

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Curator Exhibitions Tour and Special Collections Viewing

Location: California Historical Society

Cost: $10

Description: Join California Historical Society's Managing Curator, Erin Garcia, for an exploration of its exhibition, Boomtowns: How Photography Shaped Los Angeles and San Francisco from the California Historical Society Collection. Learn how CHS designs exhibitions that come directly from its archival collections, and view rarely seen archival collections in the library, after the tour.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

Experience the Presidio!

Location: Presidio Officers' Club

Cost: $10

Description: Join us to experience our jewel of a national park, nestled along San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. You will be surprised and inspired as you are immersed in the rich history of the park, with behind-the-scenes Presidio stories and visits to our museum, archaeology lab and cultural sites. Hear from Presidio Trust staff about our innovative programs for all ages, celebrating the park’s richly diverse nature and culture. From the adobe walls and cannons of the Spanish colonial fort to the contemporary sculptures of renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy, from world-class dining and cultural events to pristine nature from forest to ocean, the Presidio offers something for everyone. There will be time to purchase lunch (and amazing margaritas) at our restaurant Arguello.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM 

SFMOMA Conservation Lab

Location: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Cost: $10

Description: At SFMOMA, we put artists at the center of the conversation to understand how they make their works for art and how the works may change and evolve over time. As a pioneer in the field of contemporary art conservation, we're excited to share our work with other museums. Take a look behind the scenes at our workroom and conservation studio in the new SFMOMA.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

The Studio Museum in Harlem

Location: Museum of the African Diaspora

Cost: $10

Description: This is a tour of the first traveling exhibition to reflect the full breadth of the Studio Museum in Harlem’s unparalleled permanent collection. Curated by Connie Choi, the exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with contributions from Kellie Jones, Thelma Golden and Connie H. Choi. Rather than aiming to construct a single history of “black art,” the exhibition, like the Museum itself, will emphasize plurality, including multiple approaches to and reflections on art created by artists of African descent. With approximately 60 works in all media, the exhibition includes well-known artists such as David Hammons, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley, and reintroduces artists such as Derrick Adams, William T. Williams, and Alma Thomas. This exhibition is organized by the American Federation of Arts and The Studio Museum in Harlem.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM 

Quiet Spaces: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Collaborative Exhibitions

Location: Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco

Cost: $20, includes lunch

Description: In this behind-the-scenes tour of Quiet Spaces: Picturing Sanctuary in the Illustrated Book (an exhibition collaboratively curated by University of San Francisco Museum Studies graduate students on USF's campus), participants will hear from the professor, student curators, in-house lender, and gallery director to explore the complexities and lessons learned from this two-tiered, collaborative and partnered process. We will discuss ways to develop a coherent, high-caliber exhibition with multiple voices as well as what is at stake for the institutional partners. Participants will visit USF's Thacher Gallery and Donohue Rare Book Room. The tour and discussion will be followed by a box lunch in the gallery.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

Behind the Scenes at the Asian Art Museum

Location: Asian Art Museum

Cost: $10

Description: A project to transform the Asian Art Museum with new exhibition space and refreshed collection galleries is now underway after several years' planning. Meet Chief Curator Laura Allen for a tour of the museum that highlights the many ways that the museum is changing, with an insider's view of the decision-making process that led us to this point.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM 

Security Technology and Urban Challenges

Location: Asian Art Museum

Cost: $10

Description: Explore how the Asian Art Museum managed challenges from an aging security infrastructure and a challenging urban environment. This tour will include camera and alarm system upgrades, environmental improvements, changes in staffing expectations, and collaboration with external partners. These changes and upgrades have helped to reduce risk to the staff, visitors, collections, and the building.