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Great minds think differently — join us for the new series TAKEOVER and see the world through the eyes of a visionary. 
Honorees have been chosen to seize the moment, and the museum, to share their ideas and influences in a one-night-only event. 

Be enthralled by a museum experience that defies tradition. 

Thursday, Sept 21
36 Chambers

Explore past events:
Stand-up comedian, storyteller and mischief-maker Dhaya Lakhsminarayanan laughed at history and lampooned tradition.

Bay Area filmmaker H.P. Mendoza, best known for his celebrated micro-budget film “Colma: The Musical,” brought his movies and music to life.

Chef Anthony Myint and writer/restauranteur Karen Leibowitz, founders of revolutionary restaurants Mission Chinese Food and The Perennial, delved into the relationship between food and climate change.

Writer, performance artist and comedian Kristina Wong, who explored and exploded racial stereotypes, unleashed incisive (and hilarious) social commentary.