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Textile Arts Council Lecture: "Rip What you Sew: 25 Years of Mixed Media Art with a Fiber Sensibility," with Lisa Kokin

"Prologue" by Lisa Kokin, 2016
January 21, 2017 -
10:00am11:45am

Lisa Kokin makes art with recycled materials that she finds at flea markets, thrift stores, and recycling centers. She has worked with books, buttons, gut, photographs, thread, zippers and most recently with shredded money. Kokin’s work is often a critique of the socio-political status quo imbued with a healthy dose of levity and a keen sensitivity to materials and processes.

Guest Lecture: "Past Present. Manet and Painting Across Time", by Jordan Kantor

Edouard Manet, At the Milliner's, 1881
February 16, 2017 -
10:30am12:00pm

Jordan Kantor's artwork has been shown in numerous exhibitions, including, most recently, at The Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art and Design (2016); Churner and Churner, New York (2014); Ratio 3, San Francisco (2013); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2012); Henry Art Gallery, Seattle (2011); Seattle Art Museum (2010); Art 40 Basel Statements (2009); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2009); the 2008 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art (2008); Johnen Galerie, Berlin (2008); Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2007); and Artists Space, New York (2006).

Film Screening: "Exhibition on Screen: The Impressionists and the Man Who Made Them", Seventh Art Productions

Exhibition on Screen: The Impressionists and the Man Who Made Them
February 2, 2017 -
10:30am12:00pm

This exhibition brings together works by Manet, Monet, Degas, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley, celebrating the man who ensured their talent was showcased to the world, Paul Durand-Ruel.

The Impressionists–and the man who made them –captures some of the world’s most famous paintings in stunning high definition as well as interweaving the incredible story of Durand-Ruel and his important work to perpetuate the Impressionist movement throughtout the art world.

Docent Lecture: "Frank Stella: A Retrospective", by Gretchen Turner

Frank Stella, "Lac Laronge III", 1969
February 26, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at the age of 23, with his series of black paintings. Over the years, his abstract compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs, and sculptures.

Docent Lecture: "Frank Stella: A Retrospective", by Mina Shea

Frank Stella, "Lac Laronge III", 1969
February 18, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at the age of 23, with his series of black paintings. Over the years, his abstract compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs, and sculptures.

"Coastal Connections: A Mini-Symposium"

Ceremonial cloth (tampan), 2nd half of the 19th century
February 9, 2017 -
10:00am12:30pm

This mini-symposium -- the eighth in our annual series -- will explore the artistic connections created through trade along coastal maritime routes and between far reaching shores. Intrepid voyagers have long used water as a highway to access new land and resources. These explorations have initiated encounters between diverse communities and have encouraged the dissemination of regional imagery, materials, and techniques.

"Bouquets to Art": Lecture & Demonstration by Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks

Bloomsbury Flowers
March 15, 2017 -
2:00pm3:30pm

From Ballet to Blooms
Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks, Bloomsbury Flowers, London, England

Former Royal Ballet dancers Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks of Bloomsbury Flowers have retained their sense of the theatrical in their floristry, whether it’s in small hand-tied bouquets from one of their stylish London shops or in sensational arrangements for interior designer Kit Kemp’s Firmdale Hotels.

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