Free Saturdays with the Fear Doctor
Hunter Franks and the Fear Doctor Booth. Photo courtesy of 100 Days of Action
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are the city’s museums. As part of our initiative to welcome all San Francisco residents to the museums free on Saturdays, we will provide free unique museum experiences celebrating the city we love.
Join Hunter Franks in the the Fear Doctor booth to share a fear and in exchange receive a free typewritten philosophical prescription. The project creates a platform for us to share our deepest introspections, connect with our humanity, and become more of ourselves.
Hunter Franks creates art that intervenes in the social and physical landscape of our urban environments. His participatory installations in public space break down barriers and help us reimagine our relationships with each other, our neighborhoods, and our cities.
Projects include a 500 person dinner on a freeway, a storytelling exchange to connect disparate neighborhoods, a public display of first love stories, and a vacant warehouse turned community hub. His Neighborhood Postcard Project has been carried out in 23 communities from Chennai, India to Santiago, Chile and his League of Creative Interventionists has chapters in cities around the world from Cologne, Germany to Akron, Ohio.
In 2011, he walked from Los Angeles to New Mexico — an experience that continues to fuel his desire to tell the stories of underrepresented people and places. He currently resides in San Francisco, California.
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