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Museum of Modern Art Event:

Christian Marclay's celebrated video installation The Clock (2010) is composed of thousands of film clips referencing the time of day, intricately edited into a 24-hour-long montage that matches real time minute for minute — a tour de force of appropriation that is also a functioning timepiece. Marclay has been known since the late 1970s for his highly crafted remixes of time-based media, from vinyl records and tape loops to digital video. He spent three years assembling this staggering work, piecing together fragments from films both famous and obscure. The result, awarded the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale in 2011, is a dazzling, genre-defying distillation of movie history, a radical reflection on cinematic duration, and a reminder that time waits for no one. Clock-watching has never been so mesmerizing.

Tickets are $18 and $13 for seniors. Admission to Christian Marclay: The Clock is on a first-come, first-served basis, and queues should be expected. Follow @TheClockSFMOMA for estimated wait times.

Countdown Celebration
After nearly two decades of bringing modern and contemporary art experiences to audiences in its iconic Third Street building, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will temporarily close its doors to the public at end of day on June 2, 2013 to prepare for two-and-a-half years of construction on the museum’s major expansion project. After June 2, SFMOMA will be on the go, presenting new art experiences around the Bay Area until the museum’s expanded home reopens in early 2016.

It would be a good idea to bring a snack or bag lunch to avoid lines in rooftop and main floor cafes. Those who wish to can also go for coffee outside museum around 4 p.m. Meet at info desk then.

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  • Mary P.

    Couldn't get to see The Clock.

    May 26, 2013

  • Carlota H.

    I went, got the ticket but the wait was too long for me and I left the line in order to see the rest of the museum. Looked for the group at the cafe twice but didn't find anyone. Looking forward to meeting you all at another event.

    May 26, 2013

  • Ian

    Sorry, don't think I can make it today.

    May 26, 2013

  • Xena

    According to @TheClockSFMOMA the wait is 4 hours! Yikes! Is this really true? I would love to see the exhibit and see all of you but can't wait that long. If someone is already in line and they read this message - please confirm the wait time. Thanks!

    May 26, 2013

    • Kim

      I just heard from the official person that its only 1hr 15 min from where I am . I'm off the stairs and in the lobby

      May 26, 2013

    • Xena

      Hi Kim - Thanks so much for the message - its almost 11 now - don't think i can make it in time. i am in the East Bay. Thanks anyway - catch you next time

      May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry not to attend - didn't realize the wait time... Look forward to another event.

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I will be unable to attend this morning due to a family emergency. I hope someone can take my place. You gotta love kids....enough said.

    May 26, 2013

  • deb

    Family emergency

    May 26, 2013

  • Natalie

    I am so very sorry to cancel last minute! I just read the comments, did not realize this would entail such a wait, something I cannot do!

    May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok I'm up for a little culture. See you guys on Sunday.

    May 25, 2013

  • Jenny

    I tried this am... a 4 hour wait once we got in, so we gave up. We're going to try again during the week but get there at 9 am.

    May 25, 2013

  • Kim

    Fantastic! I was going to go by myself, but now I have the whole group of fantastic 50+ to meet. Gonna try to make it there by 9:30, so hopefully won't be too far from the start of the line.

    May 25, 2013

  • Dalene

    I am not going to make it there at the time so have to pass. Have fun.

    May 25, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    Unless I'm out of town

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to my first event with the group.

    May 25, 2013

  • Haydee L.

    it'll be a nice day see you there

    May 25, 2013

  • Anita B.

    I adore SF MOMA and it sounds like a very interesting group. Where do we meet -- in the lobby?

    May 25, 2013

  • Mary P.

    Hi, Who is hosting this event? Is it too late to sign up?
    [masked]. Do we get tickets beforehand or at the Museum? Sorry for late sign-up. Have been involved with end-of-school-year activities.

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Visiting from Austin TX

    May 21, 2013

  • greg r.

    This is an fantastic opportunity meet members of this group. Looking forward to many more events in the near future.

    May 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think i am free on that day.Love to visit the museum.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am embarrassed to admit I've never been to this museum. Am looking forward to it.

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to SF Museum of Modern Art

    May 7, 2013

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