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4159O/T - Target Arts & Wonder Free Museum Weekend July 16-18

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  • Shellie Wiener
    Jul 2, 2010
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      FYI - Shellie
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      FREE EVENT: TARGET ARTS & WONDER Free Family Event
      Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 16-18, 2010

      San Francisco's leading museums are having a free for all and you're invited! It's one big weekend of fun as the de Young Museum, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), the Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival take turns welcoming all ages with free general admission, free hands-on art making activities for kids and special family-friendly free performances thanks to the generous support of Target.

      It's a marathon of creativity and discovery for all ages so mark your calendar now. You won't want to miss the family-friendliest weekend that San Francisco has to offer!

      WHAT: Target Arts & Wonder free admission for all ages with special art activities and performances for children and families at seven San Francisco cultural destinations including the de Young, Asian Art Museum, SFMOMA, the Contemporary Jewish Museum, MoAD, Zeum and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival

      INFO: For general information, visit www.target.com/arts. For details about activities specifically in San Francisco, visit www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/target.
      (Please note: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/target will go live June 4, www.target.com/arts will go live June 15)

      DETAILS: Below is a sample of the many activities families and individuals can enjoy at participating venues in San Francisco with dates and times indicated for each:

      Friday, July 16, 2010; 5 to 8:45 PM
      de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive (Golden Gate Park)
      www.famsf.org

      € Turn the Target mascot Bullseye into a work of Andy Warhol-inspired Pup-Art
      € Get a lift as you watch a ballet performance celebrating the Impressionist painter Degas
      *Please note that all de Young exhibitions are free except Birth of Impressionism. A special timed ticket for $15 adults, $10 children ages 6-17 is required for entry to this exhibition only. Children 5 and under are free.

      Saturday, July 17, 2010; 10 AM to 5 PM
      Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin Street www.asianart.org<http://www.asianart.org>
      € Journey from India to Japan as you stroll through the galleries
      € Take a storytelling tour and learn about gods, goddesses, emperors, philosophers and more
      *Please note that all Asian Art Museum exhibitions are free except Shanghai. A ticket for $5 for ages 18 and older is required for entry to this exhibition only. Youth 17 and under are free.

      Sunday, July 18, 2010; 11 AM to 4 PM
      Five locations downtown San Francisco:
      San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) -- 151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard)
      www.sfmoma.org
      € Go BIG -- see for yourself how larger-than-life artworks transform the ordinary into the EXTRAordinary
      € Create your own enormous art -- make an everyday object into something 10 times its size
      Contemporary Jewish Museum -- 736 Mission Street (between Third and Fourth)
      www.thecjm.org
      € Celebrate the everyday in the whimsical exhibition Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)
      € Marvel at the magic of ordinary objects by crafting fabric buttons, decorating bags and watching Sweet Can Productions make brooms dance and more
      Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) -- 685 Mission Street (at Third)
      www.moadsf.org
      € Tour the exhibition African Continuum: Sacred Ceremonies and Rituals
      € Try your hand at Haitian tooled metal sculpture
      Zeum: San Francisco's Children's Museum -- 221 Fourth Street (at Howard)
      www.zeum.org
      € Sculpt and film your own clay animation
      € Ride the historic Zeum Carousel
      Yerba Buena Gardens Festival -- Mission Street (between Third and Fourth)
      www.ybgf.org
      € Come in costume and get ready to join the conga line as we celebrate the international spirit of Carnaval with non-stop performances in the Gardens from 12-3 PM by Mas Makers Massive, SambAsia, Fogo Na Roupa, Sistas-wit-Style, Tambores de Colombian Soul, Latin All Stars, Chelle! and Friends, and Mixtiso

      Background
      Target Arts & Wonder is part of the Target commitment to arts and education. Since 1946, the company has given 5 percent of its income to support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism. Today, that adds up to more than $3 million a week. During the third weekend of July, more than 80 institutions in 30 cities across the country will participate in the Target Arts & Wonder Free Family Event.