5:00-10:30 p.m. Giuseppe's Bar Service (Rotunda Bar is open 5:00-9:00 p.m., Auditorium Bar is open 7:30-10:30 p.m.)
6:00-7:00 p.m. Art-Making Activity: Perspective Drawing
6:00-8:00 p.m. The Quilt Conversation
6:00-9:00 p.m. Performance of Come and Get It by the Border Corps
8:00-9:15 p.m. Screening of The Night James Brown Saved Boston
9:30 p.m. Concert by Mattson 2
Art Making Activity
Brian Patterson, Museum Educator, will lead a hands-on workshop on perspective drawing that's sure to be fun for all ages and skill levels. This workshop will take place in The Studio gallery.
Come and Get It
Come and Get It is a conceptual savings and loan association that exists inside the Museum's walls for one night only. Border Corps will give micro-loans to four lucky artists in need of financial support to realize their creative ideas. “Our goal is to counter-colonize the Museum by borrowing its accumulation of cultural capital and power to bestow cash and prestige through curatorial acts,” said Armando de la Torre of Border Corps. “Plus, we like the idea of giving away free money for people who will use it to make art in their communities.” The artist-applicants will arrive at Border Corps’ provisional “branch office” inside the Museum, where they will be guided through a ritual processing of their loan application as well as a loan-signing ceremony. Example rituals include “Account/Balance/Transfer”, “Investment Gazing” and “Philosophical Profile”. The rituals are intended as a playful parody of contemporary banking and curatorial practices. At the end of the performance, the loan officer and applicants will seal the deal with a secret handshake and the money will be issued on the spot. On the closing night of this year's Salon Series (August 31) the Border Corps will present an update on each of the funded projects. This performance will take place in Gallery 5.
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
This 73 minute-long documentary reveals the importance of James Brown's concert in Boston the night of April 5, 1968-the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. The mayor of Boston at that time organized every major network in town to carry the concert live, and asked Mr. Brown (in return for an additional fee) to publicly encourage would be rioters to keep the peace. Indeed, while other major U.S. cities were going up in flames amid protests of King's assassination, all of Boston stayed home to watch James Brown. This film comments on the powerful impact, if not control, of the media over our citizenry. Unrated by the MPAA; 73 min. This screening will take place in the James S. Copley Auditorium, and is free of charge.
The Museum is proud to host twin brothers Jared and Jonathan Mattson, better known as the Mattson 2, and their exciting blend of jazz and surf at this week's Salon program. A bio from their website is below. You can check out the band's newest album, Feeling Hands, and much more at their website too. This concert will be held in the James S. Copley Auditorium and is free of charge.
If you could soundtrack the brooding ocean and the jazz of the surf, the Mattson 2 would most certainly be the composers. The foot stomps of a shoe-gazed salty air meets the tight groove and polished shake of the night with each of the duo’s multi-layered tracks. And with the recent release of their third album on Galaxia, Feeling Hands, audiences around the globe are witnessing the growth of two musicians hitting full stride with deft layering, detailed composition and an altogether unmistakable sound. With their signature suits in tow, both Jared and Jonathan have relentlessly toured venues throughout South America, Europe, Japan and Scandinavia, generating global acclaim while also further curating their sound into a musical kaleidoscope that brings to mind everyone from Charles Mingus and Chet Baker to the Smiths and the Jesus and Mary Chain. Having recently acquired a pair of Bachelor’s degrees in music from the University of California San Diego, the Mattson’s have buried the improvised ways of so many jazz predecessors to focus on the orchestral composition of each piece, utilizing the studio as an instrument itself (along with a double-neck guitar and some precision looping for good measure). Having performed and recorded with the likes of Ray Barbee and Tommy Guerrero, the Mattson 2 have grown up quick, accomplishing more in a short time than many musicians in their entire career, and thus further providing a mature sound that is equally at home on the beach as it is in the smokey jazz clubs. Tighten that tie, turn up the volume, dig your toes in the sand and soak in the shimmery whitewash of the Mattson 2.
The Quilt Conversation
The Quilt Conversation
will take place over ten weeks this summer. Artist Andrew Printer, with Ann Olsen, have organized two groups of quilters who will work at the Museum on Friday evenings to construct two quilts that recall the 1980’s. Inspired by major artworks that emerged during the AIDS crisis one group of quilters will consist of those who contributed to the original NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt in Washington, D.C. The second group will recall and historicize other themes of that decade, ranging from Paul Simon’s Graceland to the fall of the Berlin wall. Each group’s quilt making conversations will be recorded and that text will form the basis of a performance to be presented on the last evening of the Summer Salon Series 2012. In addition, the completed quilts will be formally presented and hung in the rotunda of the Museum on Fridays upon their completion until the final evening. The Quilt Conversation project will take place every Friday evening for two hours in the Upper Rotunda beginning June 15th.
Support for Summer Salon Series 2012: Beyond the Banner, provided by Wells Fargo, Mr. Brent V. Woods and Dr. Laurie C. Mitchell, the Museum’s Contemporary Arts Committee, the Members of The San Diego Museum of Art, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program. Institutional support for the Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture. Curated by The San Diego Museum of Art and agitprop.