The History of SF MOMA’s Wild Soapbox Derby #ArtTuesday
This isn’t just any old soap box derby. It’s a soap box derby sponsored by a modern art museum in San Francisco. Here’s more from COLOSSAL:
The idea originated with Bay Area sculptor Fletcher Benton (1931-2019) back in the 70s when he proposed that the museum commission a competition to make art fun and accessible to the public and to provide local artists with funding. SFMOMA agreed to the project, and more than 90 artists were tasked with designing racers and trophies. Rules stipulated that the cars “must coast, that they must not exceed the dimensions of six feet in width and seventeen feet in length, (and) that the vehicle contains an adequate steering and braking system.”
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