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Guest Lecture: "Art and Politics", by Matt Gonzalez

September 29, 2016 -

Matt Gonzalez is chief attorney of the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office.

Gonzalez served as a deputy public defender from 1991–2001, where he successfully tried many cases.

In his current capacity, Gonzalez oversees and manages operations of the Public Defender’s office including the felony, misdemeanor, juvenile, mental health, and research units.

Film Screening: Danny Lyon's “Los Niños Abandonados” (The Abandoned Children)

"Joselyn, Colombia", 1975 Gelatin silver print from film stills Image 14.3 x 11 cm (5 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.); sheet 25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.) Collection of the artist. © 2016 Danny Lyon
November 25, 2016 -

An inspiring film with unforgettable imagery, Los Niños Abandonados (1975, 63 min., color, Spanish with English subtitles) was filmed by Danny Lyon in Sana Marta, Colombia. The film shows the daily rhythms of a gang of urchin boys who live on the city’s streets and congregate around the cathedral. Their wily survival skills and errant lifestyle are in evidence as they beg for scraps to eat, wheel and deal with storekeepers and street vendors, and play and swim together.

Film Screening: "The Asphalt Jungle"

The Asphalt Jungle movie poster
August 19, 2016 - 7:15pm

The Asphalt Jungle (1950, 104 min) is a naturalistic film noir classic (resembling numerous B-films) of the early 1950s directed by John Huston. The realistic, documentary-like, urban crime/heist film, advertised as "A John Huston Production," is one of the first films that completely detailed how to pull off an authentic-looking heist—considered morally improper under the Motion Picture Production Code.

Guest Lecture: "The Making of Candlesticks, Books, Flowers, Fruit, and Other Things of Interest", by Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman, "Candlesticks, Books, Flowers, and Fruit", 2010
September 1, 2016 -

Beth Lipman lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, WI. She has received numerous awards including a USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, Virginia Groot Foundation Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. Most recently, she completed Aspects of (American) Life, a commission for the New Britain Museum of Art (CT) and is in the process of working on Secretary with Chipmunk, a multipurpose sculpture for the Chipstone Foundation.


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