Koret Auditorium

Floral Design Demonstration: David Stark, "The Art of the Party"

David Stark
March 18, 2014 - 1:30pm

Renowned New York-based event producer David Stark is known for his innovative, thoughtful, and humorous style. His events have a relaxed elegance balanced with a perfectly calibrated measure of extravagance. David's clients include Arianna Huffington, Jon Stewart, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Martha Stewart, and Beyoncé. He is renowned for his ability to turn everyday objects into glamorous and unexpected installations.

Floral Design Demonstration: Ron Morgan and Shane Connolly, "The Legends: Together Again for the Very First Time" SOLD OUT

Ron Morgan and Shane Connolly
March 18, 2014 - 10:00am

Since the first presentation of Bouquets to Art in 1984, Ron Morgan has been a formative contributor as well as a loyal supporter and participant. A highly respected floral demonstrator, Ron lectures to garden clubs and museums throughout the United States, where he continues to charm and surprise audiences with his imaginative use flowers, fruit, and vegetables, transforming the ordinary into exquisite and astonishing arrangements. Ron is the author of four books: The Center of Attention, In the Company of Flowers, A Glass Act, and A Celebration of Clematis.

Friday Nights at the de Young: "EXPAND: 18th Annual New Generations Student Showcase"

Bay Bridge painting
April 11, 2014 - 6:00pm8:45pm

Join us for this dynamic three-day event, a juried showcase of visual art, film, museum object talks, music, and performance art by university and college art and art history students, inspired by the permanent collection of the de Young as well as the following special exhibitions:

Georgia O'Keeffe Petunias
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young along with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe & Lake George.

Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Discounts may not apply.

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

La Gente is a Bay Area-based international recording group led by singer-songwriter Rafael Bustamante Sarria. The group has created their own unique multilingual blend of reggae, cumbia, hip-hop, salsa, rock, and world music. They perform a high-energy dance party and have cultivated a large, loyal, and diverse following.

Textile Arts Council Lecture: "Why Quilts Matter: History, Art, and Politics"

Why Quilts Matter
April 19, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

Shelly Zegart has spent more than three decades researching, documenting, and showcasing the rich heritage of quilting in America. Garnering national and international recognition, her work combines rigorous academic scholarship with a deep respect and personal connection to the craft. Her lectures, essays, and books embrace concerns that engage collectors, curators, historians, folklorists, and others.

Docent Lecture: "Intrigue and Enchantment: The Magic of Color and Light", Kay Payne

Painting by John Martin
May 31, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

This lecture is an invitation to discover our kaleidoscopic world—a continuously changing pattern of shapes and colors, brilliant and resplendent as well as soft and muted. Light makes color visible during the bright morning or the soft glow of the late afternoon, creating intriguing shadows that are a prelude to the darkness and silence of the night.

Docent Lecture: "Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection", by Martha Walker

Navajo weaving
May 31, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

The Weisel Family Collection represents an extraordinary gift of Native American art to the Fine Arts Museums, spanning nearly a thousand years of artistic production: from 11th-century Mimbres ceramics to early 20th-century works by recognized artists such as Nampeyo, with additional masterworks of Navajo weaving, Pacific Northwest art, and the first Plains ledger drawings to enter the permanent collection.

Docent Lecture: "Passing the Torch: Three Generations of African American Women Artists", by Sharon Walton

sculpture of woman by Elizabeth Catlett
May 24, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Throughout the 20th century, art was influenced by the race and gender of the artist.  African American women artists Elizabeth Catlett, Betye Saar, Mildred Howard, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker all built on the accomplishments of their predecessors to create art that reflects their personal experiences and the eras in which they lived.

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