Sunday, June 26, 2016

SFMOMA- Free Every First Tuesday For Perpetuity... NOT!!!


https://www.sfmoma.org/search/?q=SFMOMA+Announces+%2410+Million+Gift+From+At%26t+Funds+Allow+SFMOMA+To+Guarantee+Free+Admission+One+Day+Per+Month%E2%80%94in+Perpetuity%E2%80%94to+Attract+New+Audiences+And+Provide+Access+For+All+First+Tuesdays+Are+Always+Free%2C+Thanks+To+At%26t.#

With the recent grand reopening of the new and improved SFMOMA, I was anxious to know when open day (or night) was scheduled for the unwashed masses such as myself. The above proclamation can be found on the official SFMOMA website- but it yields absolutely no results. And if you want to go to SFMOMA on first Tuesday, or any damn Tuesday you want- you're gonna have to pay the full, whopping admission price of... $25!!!

Well, it seems "perpetuity" doesn't last all that damn long, in fact, it ended in 2013... 
Who the fuck knew!?!?!?

Update: SFMOMA actually called me back, said something to the effect that, yeah, maybe that wasn't the best way to describe and conduct their admissions policy and that they would probably be making "community" oriented changes come September. To be continued...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not sure if my maths is correct but if it happened once a month for 6 years then the sponsor paid just under $140,000 per free entry day. I doubt SFMOMA would take 140K in ticket sales in a single day, ever. If I were the sponsor i'd be asking for about $9mil in change.

Stan B. said...

You may well be right, but the point is, I'm sure someone (who gets paid a helluva lot more than me) had to take this all into consideration. And someone else (who also gets paid more than me) specifically picked the wording for that grand announcement and should have had some idea of the meaning and connotation inherent in the word... "perpetuity."

scottdavis000 said...

Yeah, my understanding of the definition of that word is that it could easily be interchanged with the word 'forever'. Which with a $10mil donation, suitably invested, should have covered. Lets say a single free entry day is worth 10K, 12 times a year = $120K a year, they should get more than that back in interest, the $10mil should never run out. Maybe the SFMOMA blew the money on a Peter Lik original? Invested it all in Myspace? Or Trump Mortgage? Either way the little people get screwed again.

graven13 said...

Could you please contact me? I am currently in communication with SFMOMA about this very exact thing. The press has expressed an interest in this as well. Wanna' put our heads together?

Stan B. said...

Absolutely!