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Soundtracks at SF MOMA

Last month in October, I had a chance to visit my sister who lives in San Rafael at the same time my mom would be visiting. The way flights worked out, I arrived a day before my mom did to start the long weekend. Usually my sister would work a half day on Friday, but with the wildfires that were going on everything was thrown off, and so I had to find a way to entertain myself for a whole day on my own. This was no problem – I headed to see the new exhibit combining modern art and sounds and music called Soundtracks at SF MOMA, running until January 1, 2018.
Soundtracks at SF MOMA Soundtracks at SF MOMA

The Soundtracks exhibit includes 20 artists located on the 7th floor of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as well as distributed on a few other floors of the museum. From the first floor you can even trade in your ID for special EMF amplifying headphone and take an auditory walk outside the museum along a mapped route for a few blocks.

While some of the works are a little bit more traditional in that they are displayed on a wall or on tables/pedestals, others explore how sounds and art intertwine in space. These tended to be towards my favorite art pieces because it made you experience how depending on where you are standing, there is a change in how you perceive the art both in how you see and hear it. Let me share my favorite pieces from Soundtracks at SF MOMA during my visit.

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