Koret Auditorium

Docent Lecture: "Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George", by Kay Payne

Painting of mountains mirrored in lake
May 6, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

From 1918 until the early 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe made regular visits to the family estate of Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George in upstate New York, where she reveled in the discovery of new subject matter and found respite in the rural setting without the distractions of city life. O’Keeffe’s experiences there inspired one of the most transformative and productive periods of her career, energizing the development of her signature modernist style.

Floral Design Demonstration: Soho Sakai, "Ikebana: Floral Art of the Moment"

Soho Sakai
March 20, 2014 - 10:00am

Soho Sakai, a native of Japan, began practicing the ancient Japanese art and discipline of Ikebana in 1957. She received her teacher's diploma from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in 1961, just prior to coming to the United States. Soho now holds the title of Riji, the highest rank of the Sogetsu School. She has been teaching in the Bay Area since 1974, and 75 of her students currently hold Sogetsu teacher's certificates.

Floral Design Demonstration: Laura Dowling, "Flower Inspirations in the Natural Style"

Laura Dowling
March 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

Laura Dowling is chief floral designer at the White House, a position she assumed in October 2009. In this position, she manages decor and flowers for a broad range of events, including state dinners, parties, and receptions, as well as creating flowers for the White House state rooms, the East Wing and West Wing offices, and the private residence. She works in the “new garden” style, a romantic style of flower arranging with free-flowing lines of vines and flowers emanating from a classical bouquet.

Floral Design Demonstration: Thierry Chantrel, "Classic Designs with a Modern Twist"

March 19, 2014 - 10:00am

From small bouquets to an entire wedding tent, Thierry's work reflects a love for flowers and beauty. He delights in personal touches such as dressing garden statues with floral necklaces, or in creating individual arrangements for every table. His unique personal style enhances any event or space.

Floral Design Demonstration: David Stark, "The Art of the Party"

David Stark
March 18, 2014 - 1:30pm

Renowned New York-based event producer David Stark is known for his innovative, thoughtful, and humorous style. His events have a relaxed elegance balanced with a perfectly calibrated measure of extravagance. David's clients include Arianna Huffington, Jon Stewart, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Martha Stewart, and Beyoncé. He is renowned for his ability to turn everyday objects into glamorous and unexpected installations.

Floral Design Demonstration: Ron Morgan and Shane Connolly, "The Legends: Together Again for the Very First Time" SOLD OUT

Ron Morgan and Shane Connolly
March 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Since the first presentation of Bouquets to Art in 1984, Ron Morgan has been a formative contributor as well as a loyal supporter and participant. A highly respected floral demonstrator, Ron lectures to garden clubs and museums throughout the United States, where he continues to charm and surprise audiences with his imaginative use flowers, fruit, and vegetables, transforming the ordinary into exquisite and astonishing arrangements. Ron is the author of four books: The Center of Attention, In the Company of Flowers, A Glass Act, and A Celebration of Clematis.

Friday Nights at the de Young: "EXPAND: 18th Annual New Generations Student Showcase"

Bay Bridge painting
April 11, 2014 - 6:00pm8:45pm

Join us for this dynamic three-day event, a juried showcase of visual art, film, museum object talks, music, and performance art by university and college art and art history students, inspired by the permanent collection of the de Young as well as the following special exhibitions:

Georgia O'Keeffe Petunias
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young along with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe & Lake George.

Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Discounts may not apply.

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

La Gente is a Bay Area-based international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. The group has created their own unique multilingual blend of reggae, cumbia, hip-hop, salsa, rock, and world music. They perform a high-energy dance party and have cultivated a large, loyal, and diverse following.

Textile Arts Council Lecture: "Why Quilts Matter: History, Art, and Politics"

Why Quilts Matter
April 19, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

Shelly Zegart has spent more than three decades researching, documenting, and showcasing the rich heritage of quilting in America. Garnering national and international recognition, her work combines rigorous academic scholarship with a deep respect and personal connection to the craft. Her lectures, essays, and books embrace concerns that engage collectors, curators, historians, folklorists, and others.

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