SAM’s buildings, the former St Joseph’s Institution building and the former Catholic High School building, will be officially closed by the end of February 2019, to make way for renovation works to begin.

Date: 16 to 17 February 2019
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: SAM at 8Q
Admission: Free

MAD at Singapore Art Museum

On 16 and 17 February 2019, SAM’s buildings will go bare and open to the public for one weekend of fun and celebration.

The public can expect multimedia, immersive and insta-worthy activities on every level of SAM at 8Q, and Mad for SAM souvenirs to take home. Starting at 10am in the morning, the party will go into the night with DJs and homegrown band performances.

Iconic artworks like WALTER by Dawn Ng and Night Watch by WOKrea will be on display at SAM at 8Q from Friday, 8 February 2019 onwards.

During its building closure, SAM will continue its programmes off-site, launching the SAM Mini Mobile Museum initiative with regional libraries in Tampines, Jurong and Woodlands. SAM will also be commissioning artists to create artworks for the hoardings that will go up around its closed buildings during the revamp.

The full schedule of Mad for SAM Party activities is below.

Date: 8 to 17 February 2019

FreeThem by TraseOne
New commission for the Mad for SAM Party
Venue: SAM at 8Q Plaza and F&B spaces

Walter by Dawn Ng
Walter was featured during Art Garden 2010 to 2013
Venue: SAM at 8Q, Plaza

Night Watch by WOKrea
First showcased during Singapore Night Festival 2012
Venue: SAM at 8Q facade

Date: 16 to 17 February 2019
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: Ground floor, SAM at 8Q

Thank You Giveaways

  1. Bring home a memory of SAM with our instant animated print photobooth.
  2. Receive an exclusive Mad for SAM Party tote bag when you like our FB page or follow us on IG.
  3. If you have ‘SAM’ in your name, get a scoop* of Momolato ice cream free at SAM at 8Q!

*100 scoops a day

MAD at Singapore Art Museum SAM

Date: 16 to 17 February 2019
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: Gallery spaces

Inside SAM at 8Q

SAM and a group of young Singaporean creatives in collaboration with Kult Studio and Gallery, have created a kaleidoscope of immersive and interactive activities. A dedicated gallery will feature homegrown bands like Long Live the Empire, Cosmic Child and susurrus from 3.30pm onwards.

Date: 16 to 17 February 2019
Time: 10am – 10pm
Venue: SAM at 8Q, Plaza

MAD at Singapore Art Museum activity

At the SAM at 8Q Plaza

Visit the pop-up bistro by The Local People, purchase Momolato’s specially concocted Mad for SAM party ice cream – Salted Butterscotch with Cashew and Peach, and party into the night with DJ collective Pushin’ On.

For more information, visit here.

Image credit: Singapore Art Museum

Like what you see here? Get parenting tips and stories straight to your inbox! Join our mailing list here.

Want to be heard and seen by over 100,000 parents in Singapore? We can help! Leave your contact here and we’ll be in touch.