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Docent Lecture: "An Appeal to the Senses: Contemporary Craft", by Julia Geist

March 1, 2016 -
2:15pm3:15pm

An Appeal to the Senses: Contemporary Craft views remarkable works of art made of glass, clay, metal, wood, and fiber in the Saxe Collection at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Gleaming, colorful blown glass, glazed and unglazed clay, lustrous, smooth metal, carved or turned wood, and elegant, fine textiles, all made by hand, stress the rich tradition of skilled craftspeople.

March 1, 2016 - 2:15pm

Guest Lecture: "Fragments of Life: African Art In/Out of Context", by Constatine Petridis

Standing figure, (kasungalala), 19th century
March 31, 2016 -
10:00am12:00pm

A native of Belgium, Constantine (Costa) Petridis earned an MA in art history and archaeology and a PhD in art history from the University of Ghent, Belgium.

He has been in charge of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art since January 2002. Initially in a joint appointment with Case Western Reserve University, where he served as assistant professor in the Art History and Art departments, Petridis became the museum’s first full-time curator of African art in 2008.

March 31, 2016 - 10:00am

Guest Lecture: "Insights into the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's Collection of Art from Ghana", by Trevor Getz

Kueku Buja, Master Drum for a Civic Brotherhood, early 20th century
March 3, 2016 -
10:00am12:00pm

Trevor Getz is an expert on how countries transition to post-conflict healing, particularly after ethnic conflict. He also studies how societies collectively think about the past and portray it in museums and monuments. Getz is a former Fulbright scholar and currently a professor at San Francisco State University.

March 3, 2016 - 10:00am

Docent Lecture: "Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective", by Gretchen Turner

Oscar de la Renta, evening dress, resort, 2012
March 5, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition will include more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family. These garments are organized into thematic sections: early work; Spanish, Eastern, Russian and garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; and ball gowns and red carpet ensembles.

March 5, 2016 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective", by Gretchen Turner

Oscar de la Renta, evening dress, resort, 2012
March 1, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition will include more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family. These garments are organized into thematic sections: early work; Spanish, Eastern, Russian and garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; and ball gowns and red carpet ensembles.

March 1, 2016 - 1:00pm

Film: "Men of the Cloth"

men of cloth
May 6, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Men of the Cloth is an inspiring portrait of three humble and accomplished Italian master tailors whose work exudes elegance and style. The film gives us a window into the past, present, and future of custom tailoring, a craft whose roots are in the Renaissance but whose branches extend from small towns in the Apennine Mountains of Italy and the outskirts of Palermo, Sicily, all the way to New York's Madison Avenue and the suburbs of Philadelphia.

May 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

Holly McQuillan: Zero Waste Fashion Designer

Image courtesy of Holly McQuillan
February 10, 2016 -
1:00pm2:30pm

The fashion and textiles industry is the second largest generator of pollution and waste in the world. From textile manufacture to retail and end-of-life, clothing has a massive impact on both natural and human resources. Make/Use attempts to address waste generation at three stages in the garment life cycle – production, retail, and (dis)use.

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Guest Lecture: "Oscar de la Renta: American Designer", by Jeremy Miller

Oscar de la Renta, evening dress, resort, 2012
February 25, 2016 -
10:00am12:00pm

Jeremy Miller is a faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. He earned his MA in Art History with a focus on 18th century Venetian art. He is currently researching artistic and public identity in fashion photography circa the 1920s and 1930s. Miller teaches topics ranging from survey of Western art to history of costume design.

February 25, 2016 - 10:00am

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