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Film Screening: "Popol Vuh: The Creation Myth of the Maya", by Patricia Amlin

Video still from Popol Vuh: The Creation Myth of the Maya, by Patricia Amlin
October 20, 2016 -

Popol Vuh is a corpus of mytho-historical narratives of the Postclassic K'iche' kingdom in modern-day Guatemala's western highlands. The title translates to "book of the community", "book of counsel", or, more literally as "book of the people". Popol Vuh's prominent features are its creation myth, its diluvian suggestion, its epic tales of the hero twins Hunahpú and Xbalanqué, and its genealogies.

The tale of Hunahpú and Xbalanqué has been rendered in this hour-long animated film by Patricia Amlin.

Guest Lecture: "African Art at the de Young", by Lizetta LeFalle-Collins

Figure of an ancestor or deity, 1027–1209
October 27, 2016 -

Lizzetta LeFalle-Collins, PhD, Co-Principal of LeFalle/Collins Projects L/CP is an art historian, curator, and writer. Since 1991, she has organized exhibitions for museums nationwide as well as for international biennials. She is the founding curator of both the visual art at the California African American Museum (CAAM) in Los Angeles and the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco and has authored and contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues, brochures, and scholarly journals.

Guest Lecture: "Engaging with Content Using Historical Thinking", by Bob Bain

Jacopo Robusti (Tintoretto), Young Man from the Renialme Family, ca. 1547–1548
October 6, 2016 -

Bob Bain is an associate professor in educational studies and history at the University of Michigan. He serves as a faculty associate in the museum studies program and is director of the International Institutes and School of Education’s World History and Literature Initiative. He earned his PhD in history with a concentration in youth policy.

Docent Lecture: "Ed Ruscha and the Great American West", by Marsha Holm

Ed Ruscha, Busted Glass, 2014
October 9, 2016 -

Ed Ruscha and the Great American West includes 99 works that reveal the artist’s engagement with the American west and its role in our national mythology. This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and celebrates the career of one of the world’s most influential and critically-acclaimed artists.

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

September 29, 2016 -

Matt Gonzalez is a former president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors who served as Ralph Nader’s vice-presidential running mate in 2008. For over a decade, Gonzalez has been exhibiting his own art work, currently with Dolby Chadwick Gallery in San Francisco. His work has been reviewed in Art LTD / West Coast Art + Design, San Francisco Arts Quarterly, NY Arts Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle, and Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art.


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