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Docent Lecture: "Modern Art and Tribal Cultures: Inspiration from Africa and Oceania", by Alfred Escoffier

African headdress
December 7, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Twentieth-century modern artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse borrowed from ancient ethnic and tribal arts to create their work, finding inspiration for design, composition, and color in the art of African and Oceanic cultures. The work of artists Paul Klee, George Grosz, Henry Moore, and many others in the Fine Arts Museums collections will be discussed alongside their tribal inspirations.

December 7, 2014 - 2:15pm

Film Screening: "The Grain Keepers"

Still from The Grain Keepers
October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

This evening's tribute to Monica Maduro includes an homage to her affinity for collecting salt and pepper shakers. To honor this passion, Will Allen and Kateri O'Neil have chosen to celebrate the granular vessels in all their glory. While these grain distributors are usually regarded as utilitarian, banal objects that merely serve a culinary purpose, Allen and O'Neil highlight their form over their function in a video that showcases their whimsical nature and loveable quirks.

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Panel Discussion: "The Artist as Philanthropist: Artist-Endowed Foundations as a New Force in Cultural Philanthropy"

Robert Rauschenberg color photogravure
December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm3:30pm

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Aspen Institute present a panel discussion exploring the emerging role of artist-endowed foundations as a force in cultural philanthropy and in the stewardship of America’s artistic heritage. The panel discussion highlights pioneering research by the Aspen Institute, published as National Study of Artist-Endowed Foundations, documenting the rise in private foundations created in the United States by visual artists.

December 6, 2014 - 2:00pm

Symposium: "Keith Haring: The Political Line"

haring artwork of pig
November 8, 2014 - 9:30am5:15pm

9:30–10:30 am
Exhibition viewing (special exhibition tickets required; advance purchase strongly advised)

10:30–10:40 am
Introduction by Colin B. Bailey, director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

10:40–11:25 am
Dieter Buchhart, exhibition curator

11:30 am–12:15 pm
Jane Dickson, artist, teacher, and friend of Keith Haring

12:15–1:45 pm
Lunch break and exhibition viewing (special exhibition tickets required; advance purchase strongly advised)

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