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"Bouquets to Art": Lecture & Demonstration by Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks

Bloomsbury Flowers
March 15, 2017 -
2:00pm3:30pm

From Ballet to Blooms
Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks, Bloomsbury Flowers, London, England

Former Royal Ballet dancers Mark Welford and Stephen Wicks of Bloomsbury Flowers have retained their sense of the theatrical in their floristry, whether it’s in small hand-tied bouquets from one of their stylish London shops or in sensational arrangements for interior designer Kit Kemp’s Firmdale Hotels.

"Bouquets to Art": Lecture & Demonstration by Françoise Weeks

Françoise Weeks
March 14, 2017 -
2:00pm3:30pm

Textural Woodlands and Botanical Haute Couture
Françoise Weeks, Portland, Oregon

Françoise Weeks’s Belgian heritage and early training in Antwerp infuse her work with a quintessentially European reverence for flowers and nature. Combining creativity and mechanical ingenuity, she has crystallized her singular style—textural woodlands and botanical haute couture—and garnered a global following. Her distinctive creations using moss, lichens, bark, and forest-floor gatherings will expand the way you think about flowers.

Guest Lecture: "Thriving on a Riff: Jazz and the Art of Stuart Davis," by Nate Sloan, Ph.D.

Nate Sloan, Ph.D.
April 1, 2017 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Stuart Davis listened to jazz while he painted, gave his works titles inspired by jazz, and claimed his method was learned "in the jazz bars and saloons" of his Newark youth.

Davis's work, though, does not only exhibit superficial connections to the jazz tradition. In fact, his paintings can be seen to draw inspiration from core techniques of the style: an emphasis on improvisation, re-composition, and intense physicality.

Docent Lecture: "Danny Lyon: Message to the Future", by Kathryn Zupsic

Lyon, Tesca, Cartagena, Colombia, 1966
January 28, 2017 -
2:30pm3:30pm

Danny Lyon may appear to be a photojournalist, but he is not. While photojournalists strive to be objective, Lyon becomes immersed in the lives of his subjects, from 60s civil rights protestors, to motorcycle gang members and Texas prison inmates. He lives their lifestyles, becoming one of them. The exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with the Whitney Museum in New York and the full support of the artist.

Docent Lecture: "Frank Stella: A Retrospective", by Mina Shea

Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969
January 28, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at age 23, with his series of black paintings. Over the years his abstract compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs, and sculptures.

Docent Lecture: "Frank Stella: A Retrospective", by Jim Kohn

Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969
January 14, 2017 -
2:30pm3:30pm

Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at age 23, with his series of black paintings. Over the years his abstract compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs, and sculptures.

Docent Lecture: "Frank Stella: A Retrospective", by Marsha Holm

Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969
January 7, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at age 23, with his series of black paintings. Over the years his abstract compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs, and sculptures.

Docent Lecture: "Frank Stella: A Retrospective", by Jim Kohn

 Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969
January 3, 2017 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at age 23, with his series of black paintings. Over the years his abstract compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs, and sculptures.

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