For the Boredom Unplugged project.  Objects stacked are a red jewelry chest, a book, a jar full of change, a red eraser shaped like a bird, and a timer set for 8 hours.

For the Boredom Unplugged project. Objects stacked are a red jewelry chest, a book, a jar full of change, a red eraser shaped like a bird, and a timer set for 8 hours.

Last Thursday we were at the California Academy of Sciences for their Gallery Crawl NightLife, and we hosted a photo hunt using Alec Soth’s Let’s Do This! art action. The most creative photo, as judged by a team of SFMOMA staff, will win two tickets to this year’s Post-Modern Party at the Modern Ball! Here are the finalists— the grand winner will be announced next Tuesday.

Check out all of the photos tagged #SFMOMAhunt here.

Participate in Alec Soth’s Hunt art action here.

UPDATE: congratulations to Instagram user @saraheowen, whose highly creative photo caught our eye for its abstract qualities and luscious, deep blue hues. Sarah wins two tickets to this year’s Post-Modern Party at the Modern Ball, happening on April 30, 2014.

Lina Tellefsen, 11 years old, has been collecting plastic caps and decided to use them for the “Where does art come from” project. 

She said that there is so much plastic floating in the ocean, polluting the waters and harming the sea life, that she wanted to use the caps to portray all the plastic in the ocean. The title of her art is “Dive In”. She was inspired by Matisse’s artwork, “The Swimming Pool”.

See more documentation from Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

Some more photos of teachers working with Chris Johanson on his “draw” art action for the Let’s Do This! project.

sfmoma:

It’s time to make some ART! Whether you prefer to unplug, draw, speak, hunt, or collect, we have artist-created instructions to help you explore new ideas. Head to our Live Projects Tumblr and see the “art actions” tab to explore our collaborative Let’s Do This! project!

This photo is from our Teachers Institute program with Chris Johanson, where attendees indulged in a productive day of painting and drawing :)

sfmoma:

It’s time to make some ART! Whether you prefer to unplug, draw, speak, hunt, or collect, we have artist-created instructions to help you explore new ideas. Head to our Live Projects Tumblr and see the “art actions” tab to explore our collaborative Let’s Do This! project!

This photo is from our Teachers Institute program with Chris Johanson, where attendees indulged in a productive day of painting and drawing :)

A scene using ink stamps.
"A family and all of their interests."


-Carol of Los Altos
Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

A scene using ink stamps.

"A family and all of their interests."

-Carol of Los Altos

Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

My Koala Collection!


-Carol
Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

My Koala Collection!

-Carol

Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

For Jessica Stockholder’s “Collect” art action, Rose S. of Oakland honors the cold and flu season with a gardenia made of tissues. 
Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

For Jessica Stockholder’s “Collect” art action, Rose S. of Oakland honors the cold and flu season with a gardenia made of tissues. 

Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

Inspired by Jessica Stockholder’s “Collect” art action, Carol H. of Los Altos organizes her containers into a floral formation. 
Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

Inspired by Jessica Stockholder’s “Collect” art action, Carol H. of Los Altos organizes her containers into a floral formation. 

Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

San Franciscan Stella L.’s collection of paperclips showcases the myriad sizes, shapes, styles, and colors of this often overlooked office supply. 
Submitted as part of Jessica Stockholder’s “Collect” art action. Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

San Franciscan Stella L.’s collection of paperclips showcases the myriad sizes, shapes, styles, and colors of this often overlooked office supply. 

Submitted as part of Jessica Stockholder’s “Collect” art actionBrowse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

For Jessica Stockholder’s “Collect” art action, Gina B. of San Francisco makes a mesmerizing circle using her daughter’s gem and trinket collection.
Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

For Jessica Stockholder’s “Collect” art action, Gina B. of San Francisco makes a mesmerizing circle using her daughter’s gem and trinket collection.

Browse more submissions to Jessica Stockholder’s Collect art action here.

Inspired by Alec Soth’s “Hunt” art action, Jennifer K.W. of Alameda created her own treasure hunt and tracked down a keyboard, a tower, and people holding hands.

Browse more documentation from Alec Soth’s Hunt art action here.

Morgan M. submitted these yesterday – they respond to Chris Johanson’s “Draw” art action

If you follow the images in a spiral from the bottom left, you see a line of thought coiling into the center. The images are all produced by a script that Morgan wrote in Python (a snippet of which is attached). The act of creation was the programming itself, which then generates the visual output. 

"I pulled the raw thesaurus information from the Roget’s Thesaurus hosted by Project Gutenberg. The prompt said to think of something then think of something else, but I figured a computer could do that for me. The program picks a random word, then looks for words related to that first word, then it randomly chooses among the synonyms and uses one of them as the new starting point to repeat the process, checking each time to make sure that it hasn’t looped back into a word it already used." - Morgan M.

Browse more documentation from Chris Johanson’s Draw art action here.

First time I’ve drawn at my desk in the office. Illicit! Worth repeating. - Eliza R
Browse more documentation from Chris Johanson’s Draw art action here.

First time I’ve drawn at my desk in the office. Illicit! Worth repeating. 
- Eliza R

Browse more documentation from Chris Johanson’s Draw art action here.

It’s time to DRAW! Take part in Chris Johanson’s art action, then submit your drawing to be a featured collaborator! 

It’s time to DRAW! Take part in Chris Johanson’s art action, then submit your drawing to be a featured collaborator!