Kal Spelletich: Significance Machines and Purposeful Robots, on view from July 25 through December 8, 2019, presents thirteen interactive sculptures and three dialogical photographs by the San Francisco artist, Kal Spelletich (b. 1960). A leader in the machine art scene, Spelletich has lived and worked in South San Francisco for 30 years. His art merges obsolete materials into constructed machines that interact with humans in unexpected ways.  In Significance Machines and Purposeful Robots, sensors enable the sculptures to react to participants with individual responses. The robotic sculptures cannot store the memory of these spontaneous movements. This is intentional, Spelletich believes, “they are optimistic alternatives that subvert technology’s intended functional use and break the barrier of exclusive access that promotes passive consumption." An artist panel and discussion will be held on Thursday, October 10 at the Soda Center on the Saint Mary’s College of California campus from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information on programming please visit, www.stmarys-ca.edu/museum.

Upcoming dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Wednesday, September 11th, 2019, repeats every week on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until Sunday, December 08, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Saint Mary's College Museum of Art

Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94575