Explore the distinctive art, culture, and history of Hawai‘i with the first exhibition of Hawaiian featherwork on the US mainland, developed in partnership with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu.
Gillian Forrester is senior curator of prints and drawings at the Yale Center for British Art and works on 18th-, 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century visual cultures of Britain and the former British Empire. Her publications include Turner’s Drawing Book: The Liber Studiorum (Tate, London, 1996) and Rebecca Salter: Into the Light of Things (Yale University Press, 2011).
Presented in collaboration with the Dedalus Foundation in New York and mounted in celebration of the centennial of the artist’s birth, the exhibition Between Life and Death: Robert Motherwell’s Elegies in Bay Area Collections will present thirteen works by the pioneering Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) from his seminal series Elegies to the Spanish Republic, and will be on view at the de Young Museum from September 5, 2015–March 6,
Explore the era of beloved English novelist Jane Austen through the arts, from the paintings of Gainsborough and Reynolds to the elegant Georgian townhouses of Bath and the fashions of the day.
Adrienne Kaeppler is the Curator of Oceanic Ethnology at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.
James A. Ganz is the curator for the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Lauren Kroiz is an assistant professor of American modern art at UC Berkeley. She is interested in the history and theory of photography and new media, race and ethnic studies, and the relationships between regionalism, nationalism, and globalism.
Margaret Cohen’s lecture investigates the aesthetic beauty of Turner’s rendering of the sea as well as his interest in the power of technology and the maritime empire.
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Join Chris Carlsson from Shaping San Francisco/FoundSF.org for a multimedia presentation on overlooked stories and forgotten histories of San Francisco. Carlsson will be signing his book Ten Years That Shook the City in the Piazzoni Murals Room at 8:15 pm.
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The year 2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction following the great earthquake of 1906. The grand exposition covered 76 city blocks and boasted national and international pavilions showcasing innovation, industry, and the arts.