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11am – 9pm

First Fridays at the MAH are all about you + new stuff. A brand new exhibition. A brand new way to make spinning tops in an all-ages art activity. Brand new local music…and a brand new beer if you’re into that sort of thing.

So explore the opening of our new exhibition Site-Sound in the Art Forum Gallery. Celebrate the opening of Wave II of Everybody’s Ocean in the Solari Gallery, a massive crowd-sourced exhibition featuring artwork about the ocean by you.

More about Site-Sound: This exhibition is a musical universe waiting for you to look, listen, touch, and play. Travel through a landscape of musical artworks made up of materials of the unusual and the everyday. You’ll find custom electronic speakers, hand-blown glass, found objects, reclaimed pianos and digital printing. Make your way through a sonic forest of hand-blown glass objects by Biagio Scarpello. Dive into a universe of electronic computer noise by Jacqueline Gordon. Peer into a 50′ long visual music score by Guillermo Galindo. Hear a talk from some of these featured artists at 530 in the Auditorium.

Do you like to spin? Turn old CDs into spinning tops and see how the colors swirl and dance. Use everyday materials to create sound objects just like the artists do in our new exhibition Site-Sound. Enjoy live ambient electronic music from local youth Marcel Foley. Grab a drink or a snack at the bar and explore our other exhibition Everybody’s Ocean for free.
Here’s a quick look at our schedule:

  • 530-630 Site-Sound Artist Talk
  • 630PM Ambient artist performance by Scarpello
  • 700-720PM Outdoor sculpture garden piano performance by Mauro ffortisimo
  • 630-9PM Electronic music from Marcel Foley in the Atrium
  • 5-9PM Spinning top art activity in the classroom