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Lecture: “Monuments in Motion: The Never-Ending Story of Two Teotihuacan Monoliths”, by Dr. Leonardo López Luján

Dr. Leonardo López Luján, Director, Proyecto Templo Mayor, INAH
March 18, 2016 -
6:30pm7:30pm

The ruins of Teotihuacan are not only famed for their imposing pyramids and their luxurious residential complexes decorated with beautiful mural paintings, but also for their monumental sculpture, directly associated with architecture. Two monoliths representing female deities are particularly outstanding in this group, although they were left exposed to the elements for centuries in the Plaza of the Moon following the collapse of the urban center.

Guest Lecture: "Fragments of Life: African Art In/Out of Context", by Constatine Petridis

Standing figure, (kasungalala), 19th century
March 31, 2016 -
10:00am12:00pm

A native of Belgium, Constantine (Costa) Petridis earned an MA in art history and archaeology and a PhD in art history from the University of Ghent, Belgium.

He has been in charge of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art since January 2002. Initially in a joint appointment with Case Western Reserve University, where he served as assistant professor in the Art History and Art departments, Petridis became the museum’s first full-time curator of African art in 2008.

Guest Lecture: "Insights into the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's Collection of Art from Ghana", by Trevor Getz

Kueku Buja, Master Drum for a Civic Brotherhood, early 20th century
March 3, 2016 -
10:00am12:00pm

Trevor Getz is an expert on how countries transition to post-conflict healing, particularly after ethnic conflict. He also studies how societies collectively think about the past and portray it in museums and monuments. Getz is a former Fulbright scholar and currently a professor at San Francisco State University.

Docent Lecture: "Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective", by Gretchen Turner

Oscar de la Renta evening dress, spring 2012
March 5, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition includes more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family. These garments are organized into thematic sections: early work; Spanish; Eastern; Russian; garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; ball gowns and red carpet ensembles.

Docent Lecture: "Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective", by Gretchen Turner

Oscar de la Renta evening dress, spring 2012
March 1, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition will include more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family. These garments are organized into thematic sections: early work; Spanish, Eastern, Russian and garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; and ball gowns and red carpet ensembles.

Film: "Men of the Cloth"

men of the cloth cover
May 6, 2016 -
6:15pm8:30pm

Film Screening: Men of the Cloth, documentary film by Vicki Vasilopoulos, followed by a panel discussion.

Viewing begins promptly at 6:30 pm, panel discussion to follow.
Please arrive early as we honor Wilkes Bashford’s contributions as a fashion leader to San Francisco. The Honorable Willie Brown will accept the honor in memory of Wilkes Bashford.

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