Everything Matters: Iron 8:00 p.m.
Earth’s most common element by mass, iron has been employed since antiquity to create tools, weapons, and works of art. Join master blacksmith James Austin to explore iron’s historical importance and amazing metallurgical properties as well as the air of mystery surrounding the blacksmithing trade.
Cinema Arts: The Florestine Collection 7:30 p.m.
Marvel in the mechanical wonder of the 16mm projector in this rare screening of The Florestine Collection, an irresistibly charming and deeply moving documentary recounting a story of love and loss in the colorful city of New Orleans. Using analog technology and handmade techniques, this film celebrates many of the themes of our temporary exhibition Curious Contraptions. It highlights devotion to simple mechanisms and creative reuse of found materials in crafting stories. Ultimately offering guidance on mending a broken heart and finding surprising resilience in spite of the disastrous machinations of fate.
Mechanical Paper Contraptions With Noga Elhassid 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Create mechanical sculptures from everyday materials with Exploratorium Artist-in-Residence Noga Elhassid. Play with paper, staples, skewer sticks, and tape to make an abstract miniature machine, or add narrative elements to depict a whimsical, moving scene.
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: (415) 528-4444
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