FOG 2018

January 11-14, 2018

Preview Gala

January 10, 2018

2017 Schedule

FOG 2017

All programs took place in the Curran @ FOG Theater.


7:00–10:00 p.m.
Preview Gala benefiting San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
To attend the FOG Preview Gala, purchase tickets here.


11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Open to the public

12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Innovators Luncheon
private event

3:00 p.m.
A Conversation with Sterling Ruby
Lawrence Rinder, director, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

5:00 p.m.
A Conversation with Tomás Saraceno
Chris Flink,
executive director, Exploratorium

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Happy Hour
sponsored by eBay Collective at A16 Pop-Up


9:00–11:00 a.m.
ArtBites presented by SFMOMA’s Modern Art Council
Designing a Legacy: Female Game Changers in Art and Culture
Cheryl Haines
, founding executive director, FOR-SITE Foundation
Stephanie Hanor, director, Mills College Art Museum
Mary Zlot, art advisor, Zlot Buell + Associates
Moderated by Deena Chalabi, SFMOMA Barbara and Stephan Vermut Associate Curator of Public Dialogue
registration required
To attend ArtBites, purchase tickets here.

11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Open to the public

1:00 p.m.
Crafting the Future
Ronald Rael, CEO and co-founder, Emerging Objects

3:00 p.m.
Light as a Vocabulary
Lonneke Gordijn, co-founder, Studio Drift
Ralph Nauta, co-founder, Studio Drift

5:00 p.m.
A Perspective on Icon Design
Susan Kare, founding partner, Susan Kare Design; lead product designer, Pinterest


11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Open to the public

11:00 a.m.
Trevor Paglen’s Sight Machine: Artificial Intelligence and Ethics
Trevor Paglen,
Kate Crawford, principal researcher, MSR New York; visiting professor, MIT Center for Civic Media; senior fellow, NYU Information Law Institute
Alison Gass,
associate director for collections, exhibitions, and curatorial affairs, Cantor Arts Center
Jennifer Granick
, director of Civil Liberties, Stanford Center for Internet and Society

1:00 p.m.
Brillo Box (3¢ off) view trailer
HBO documentary film screening followed by panel discussion
Presented by Christie’s
Lisanne Skyler, 
director, Brillo Box (3¢ off)
Gary Garrels,
Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA
Laura Paulson,
chairman of Americas and head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie’s
Moderated by Noah Cowan, executive director, San Francisco Film Society

1:00 p.m.
Book signing with photographer Todd Hido
Pop-Up Shop by Park Life

3:00 p.m.
The Art of the Curran: Designing for the Stage
David Zinn,
set design, Tony Award winner
Clint Ramos, costume design, Tony Award winner
Carole Shorenstein Hays, leader of the new Curran, producer, eight-time Tony Award winner
Moderator by Scott Forstall, tech entrepreneur, producer


11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Open to the public

12:00 p.m.
A Conversation on Beauty – Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
On view at San Jose Museum of Art through February 19, 2017
Yves Béhar, founder, fuseproject
Niki Haas, CEO and principal designer, The Haas Brothers
Ellen Lupton, senior curator of contemporary design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
S. Sayre Batton, deputy director for curatorial affairs, San Jose Museum of Art

2:00 p.m.
The Cultural Gesture
Zio Ziegler,
painter and sculptor
Larry Ossei-Mensah, curator


FOG will take place at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. Get directions.

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