Campers, ages 6–9, gain inspiration from the exhibition Around the Table: Food, Creativity, Community and participate in art projects that balance visual inquiry and technical instruction with self-expression. Camp Session starts Monday, April 7–Friday April 11, 2014. The week-long camp culminates in a student exhibition Saturday, April 12.
$30 ($15 for members)
There’s more to “food porn” than snaps on Instagram. Find out the tips and tricks of great food photos from Chris Rochelle, senior photographer for Chow.com. Join this three-hour studio on food staging and photography inspired by the exhibition Around the Table: food, creativity, community.
Free with Museum admission, which is $5 after 5 PM (free to members)
Delve deeper into the multifaceted subject of food and celebrate its role in our lives from inception to digestion. In fast-paced presentations, seven speakers from SJMA’s Around the Table partner organizations will offer a variety of viewpoints on such diverse issues as the future of food production, the changing face of hunger, land preservation, contemporary urban farming, and food distribution.
Free with Museum admission
In her performance art series, Susan O’Malley explores the sustenance that food provides—not to the body, but to the soul. The artist will offer you a small bite of food as she recounts stories from home cooks, professional chefs, and other purveyors of comfort food. As winter transforms into spring, O’Malley will ponder foods that signal change.
Companies in pursuit of short-term financial performance sometimes overlook the well-being of their customers, the depletion of natural resources, the viability of key suppliers, or the economic distress of the communities in which they produce and sell. Increasingly, some industries have found that the solution lies in the principle of shared value: creating economic value that also creates value for society. Renee Bowen, assistant professor of economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, will explore the evolution of this theory in the global coffee industry and the challenges still faced in truly creating shared value.
Members at the Contributor, Benefactor, and Curator levels are invited to spend an evening with SJMA’s curators. Enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres, mingle with fellow patron-level members, and get a special, insider’s glimpse into the current artistic passions of Oshman Executive Director Susan Krane and the curatorial team.
Admission is $5 after 5 PM (free to members)
Thirty-eight Bay Area organizations joined SJMA in Around the Table: food, creativity, community, a festival of food and the arts that extended from San Francisco to Santa Cruz over eight months. Join our partners to celebrate the collaboration and to look back at some of the programs, from performance art pieces to pickle-making workshops, from farm tours to films.