Since its founding in Rome in 1884, Bulgari has become synonymous with bold and innovative jewelry design. This exhibition focuses on the decades of the 1950s through the 1980s and features approximately 150 showstopping pieces from this era, including several striking pieces from the Elizabeth Taylor collection.
David Hockney, Woldgate Woods, 30 March–21 April, 2006. Oil on 6 canvases. © David Hockney, 2013
David Hockney is one of the best-known British artists of his generation. This exhibition, the largest in the history of the de Young, features 300 works, including landscapes picturing the agrarian settings of his beloved East Yorkshire, England, as well as portraits of friends, colleagues, and family members. This installation also highlights his use of new technologies, from Photoshop portraits to digital videos that track the changing seasons, and bright landscapes created using the iPad.
Teapot attributed to Kiliaen Van Rensselaer (1663–1719), Albany or Watervliet, New York, ca. 1695. Silver and pearwood. The New-York Historical Society, bequest of Major General Philip Schuyler.
American Decorative Arts Forum presents Stories in Sterling: Four Centuries of Silver in New York, by Margaret K. Hofer, New-York Historical Society.
Mini-exhibit: 7:15 pm
Lecture: 8 pm
American Decorative Arts Forum presents 400 Years of American Quilts, Styles, and Influences by Linda Baumgarten, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Mini-exhibit: 7:15 pm
Lecture: 8 pm
David Hockney, Self-Portrait with Red Braces, 2003. Watercolor on paper. Private collection. © 2013 David Hockney. Photograph by Richard Schmidt
The remarkable past 30 years of Hockney's artistic development, culminating in the work on view in David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, have been haunted by mortality, beginning with the AIDS crisis, which tracked almost exactly with the development of the Polaroid collages with which this whole latter phase of his career began. In a profound sense, they can be viewed as one sustained embrace of life in all its marvel in the face of all that desolation.
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
Filmed over three years with unprecedented access to the artist, this documentary follows David Hockney as he returns to England after 25 years in Hollywood. As Hockney approaches the age of 70, he revitalizes his painting activity, capturing the beautiful Yorkshire countryside in all weathers and seasons, and finally creates the largest picture ever made outdoors. Originally premiering on BBC1, the film tells the story of an unusual homecoming and is also an intimate portrait of what inspires Hockney.
The ancient Maya believed this present world would end and a new cycle arise after 5125 years.
How does the story end? Does the water change color? Do the oceans collapse? Does the sky fall as the last tree is cut?
Elizabeth Taylor in The VIPs
Bulgari has been associated with Hollywood glamour since the silent film era, and stars including Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Elizabeth Taylor, and Julianne Moore have worn Bulgari’s luxurious gems both on and off the screen. Join us for a glittering evening of La Dolce Vita style as independent scholar Brad Rosenstein treats us to a banquet of shimmering images and film clips that chart the unique connections between this one-of-a-kind jeweler, celebrity, and the magic of the movies.
David Hockney, Woldgate Woods, 30 March–21 April, 2006. Oil on canvas (6 panels). © David Hockney, 2013
Richard Benefield is deputy director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and curator of David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition.