The Lampung District in south Sumatra is home to the most celebrated textile tradition of the Indonesian Archipelago. This is an area known at its core for ancient Austronesian megaliths, Bronze Age decorative influences, and the great cultural impulse of the Buddhist/Hindu state of Srivijaya. A millennium ago, there also washed upon its shores a cosmopolitan world of ideas and trade goods from China, India, Arabia, and Europe in exchange for prized Lampung pepper.
10th Annual Carol Walter Sinton Program for Craft Art
Tradition, Innovation, and Inspirations of a Contemporary Navajo Weaver, by D.Y. Begay
The following is a description of the lecture provided by D.Y. Begay:
Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or, Marcel Camus’s Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the 20th-century madness of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. With its eye-popping photography and ravishing, epochal soundtrack, Black Orpheus was an international cultural event.
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. Monterey would propel the careers of Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Otis Redding, but they were just a few among a wildly diverse group of performers that included Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas and the Papas, the Who, the Byrds, Hugh Masekela, and Ravi Shankar. In his characteristic vérité style, D. A.
Vision Series: Black History at the de Young
The Red and the Black, Native and African Americans: Mixing the Traditions
Spoken-word performances featuring San Francisco poet laureate Devorah Major, Native American poet Kim Shuck, Indira Allegra, Marvin K. White, and others.
From pollinating bees to dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, how we produce and consume food says much about our relationship with the air, water, plants, and animals that surround us and nourish us. Family farmers play a vital role in the system. We all have different and deeply personal answers about what constitutes good food that are shaped by traditions, experiences, nutrition, and community. So what's in your food utopia?
Dr. Leslie Ross, professor and chair of Art History at Dominican University of California, will explore the relationship between written texts and visual images in the history of art from ancient to modern times through a wide-ranging and thought-provoking series of selected examples from diverse cultures and geographic areas. Her focus will be on the use of words as art and in art, from the obvious to the elusive, the puzzling to the profound.
An overview of the current exhibition The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 by Jim Ganz, curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.
Tony Berlant, renowned artist and collector of Navajo textiles, speaks about his experience with Native American art, offering insight into objects from the Thomas Weisel Family Collection.