Utilizing and interpreting spaces are key elements to any Art in the Parks exhibition, from @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz to the PianFrancisco at Fort Point National Historic Site. Exhibitions like these invite reflection and prompt visitors to re-frame their national park experience through the lens of art.
This autumn, nourish the spirit with these art happenings taking place in the Golden Gate National Parks:
Attend an outdoor concert at Sutro Baths
Join us for the free Art in the Parks performance of Tremble Staves by artist and composer Raven Chacon, together with noted Bay Area guitar-percussion duo, The Living Earth Show, at the historic Sutro Baths. This dynamic and mixed-media work invites us to recognize the value of water as a limited resource and its significance to cultures throughout history and today, from the Pacific Ocean, to Sutro Baths, to the Navajo deserts.
Marvel at BRONZE tree sculptures on Fort Mason’s Great Meadow
Gagosian presents a yearlong outdoor installation by Giuseppe Penone in the parkland of San Francisco’s iconic Fort Mason. Penone’s work encourages the viewer to consider what is natural and what is man-made, and the intersection between humanity and the natural world. Two sculptures by Penone: La logica del vegetale (The Logic of the Vegetal), 2012, and Idee di pietra (Ideas of Stone), 2004–will be installed in Fort Mason’s Great Meadow, overlooking San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Don’t miss the last days of Future IDs at Alcatraz
Open until late September 2019, Future IDs is a yearlong exhibition that features artwork created by and with individuals who have conviction histories as they conceive and develop a vision for a future self—depicting a future identity in contrast to a prison-issued ID.