Curious Contraptions


Explore small, surreal worlds at Curious Contraptions, a temporary exhibition of the charming, often hilarious mechanical sculptures known as automata. Like complex mechanical toys, these whimsical machines are brought to life by intricate arrangements of handmade cams, cranks, and other simple mechanisms. Each sculpture performs an absurd miniature drama reflecting its maker's worldview and sense of humor.

Event Info
Nov 16 → Jan 28
Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm, Thursday 6pm-10pm
Pier 15, San Francisco
Info: 415-528-4419
Venue: 563-7337
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