The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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Free First Friday





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11am – 9pm

There were 51,824 people who made the MAH happen this year. Explore their story in a visual display of everything we shared at the MAH in 2014. Part pep rally, part science fair, come support and learn what the MAH will be up to in 2015.

Tonight will also feature our current Participatory Performing Artist in ResidenceGerald Casel and his performance Home is… This movement-based installation with dancers and live music by Aiden McKee that responds to participants concepts of home. Participants can write words that describe home on used fabric and tie them together to create a collective pathway from Pacific Ave to the Homeless Garden Project and then the performance area in the museum. Images of what home means will be submitted by community members by using the hashtag #homeis and projected during the performance. Performances are at 6PM and 8PM.

In the classroom, people will be invited to craft envelopes made from old maps, and write letters to a place they consider home. People will also be able to hang their thoughts and drawings of home up to dry on a large laundry line installation, and help piece together our different ideas of home. Through words, drawings, and collected gestures and streaming photographs, community members can contribute to building this work and witness its live creation.

Here’s a quick look at our schedule:

6PM & 8PM – Performances of Home Is… from Participatory Performing Artist in Residence, Gerald Casel
5-9PM – Explore the story of the MAH in 2014 and 2015 in the 2nd floor Solari Galery
5-9PM – Enjoy a no-host bar, and join us in the classroom for an all-ages envelope-crafting activity relating to Gerald Casel’s piece Home Is…

More about Gerald Casel:
Gerald Casel creates dances that ask questions about human beings – who they are, what they do and how their actions affect the world they inhabit. Born in the Philippines and raised in the Bay Area, he is constantly exploring and complicating the definition of home.