The SFO Museum is a setup and an organization within San Francisco International Airport that features the work of local artists.
Situated at The United Terminal Terminal Three at San Francisco International Airport and between the main concourse and the 80-90 gates, the SFO Museum treats travelers like this blogger to some of the great art work of our modern age, and from now to October 2013, that’s by the Recology Artist in Residence Program.
The Art of Recology, highlights this innovative art program that was founded to challenge the way we think about waste, consumption, and art.
The video and slide show, located at recologysf.com/SFO, allow those who can’t see the exhibition in person to experience the artwork virtually. Over one hundred pieces made by 45 Bay Area artists who have participated in the program are currently on display.
“The purpose of the program is to encourage recycling, help San Franciscans think outside of the box, and help us get to Zero Waste,” said program manager Deborah Munk. “Recology believes that art has the power to influence behavior and inspire new ways of thinking about resource conservation and sustainability.”
The exhibition is open through October 2013 and is expected to be viewed by more than 2.5 million people. The myriad of artworks displayed include a gown made from recycled San Francisco Chronicle delivery bags and a life-sized Styrofoam Hummer.
The Recology Artist in Residence Program aims to inspire and educate by providing local artists with access to materials, a work space, and monetary and administrative support. The artists chosen for the professional residency program have 24-hour access to a studio space and can scavenge in Recology’s Public Disposal and Recycling Areas for materials. Every piece they make has to be made completely from recycled or reused materials.
Through its tours and exhibitions over the past 23 years, the Artist in Residence Program has brought together diverse communities such as artists, students, environmentalists, businesses, and educators who share a common goal of creating a more sustainable world. The program has become world renowned, sponsoring more than 100 Bay Area artists since it began in 1990.
“In my opinion, this exhibition is the highlight of the Artist in Residence Program,” Munk said. “We believe that people who visit the SFO Museum exhibition will start thinking about reuse or recycling in a way that they wouldn’t by merely getting a pamphlet in the mail.”
Check out the exhibit at SFO.