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Guest Lecture: "Taking Shape: Modern and Contemporary Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art" by Dr. Sheena Wagstaff

Sheena Wagstaff
July 10, 2015 -
7:15pm8:00pm

This is the 2nd Annual Robert and Daphne Bransten Lecture.

This year’s lecture features Dr. Sheena Wagstaff, Chairman of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Panel Discussion: "Keeping San Francisco Alive: A Frank Conversation", moderated by Shannon Jackson

Janet Delaney, Second at Market Street, 1986
June 12, 2015 -
7:00pm8:00pm

Join us for a panel discussion that aims to offer a historical and contemporary perspective on the role of the arts in urban planning and public policy in San Francisco. Discussion points will explore exemplary case studies, pivotal policy decisions, creative compromises, and new alternatives that affect the changing cultural life of our city.

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Conversation with Janet Delaney and Seth Curcio, Associate Director, Pier 24 Photography

Janet Delaney, View of the Financial District from South of Market Street, 1980
June 5, 2015 -
7:15pm8:00pm

Janet Delaney in conversation with Seth Curcio about her exhibition Janet Delaney: South of Market and the photographic history of San Francisco.

Seth Curcio is an associate director at Pier 24 Photography. He is the founder of the online arts publication Daily Serving, and writes regularly about contemporary art and photography.

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Docent Lecture: "Artists in the Rain Forest: Creating the Maya World", by Edith Freeman

Stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw
July 7, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Daring and enduring architectural achievements in cities and ceremonial centers; portrayals of war, ritual, and belief; monumental and intimate renderings of the noble and lowly in ceramic, stone, and paint—Maya artists and master builders created a visual world whose remnants still move us with their perception, power, and imagination.

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Docent Lecture: "On Common Ground: The Fertile Landscape", Ellen Harden

Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics, 1866
July 18, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Highlighting key moments in the landscape tradition from the 16th century to today, this lecture explores the relationship between artist and land through a selection of paintings, many from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums. These works demonstrate the variety of techniques and styles that make the landscape tradition so rich.

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Docent Lecture: "J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free", by Marsha Holm

Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth
July 18, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Bringing together more than 60 oil paintings and watercolors from a host of international lenders, J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free is the first major exhibition devoted to Turner’s achievements during his final period of productivity, when some of his most iconic works were created.

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Docent Lecture: "J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free", by Ellen Harden

Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth
July 11, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Bringing together more than 60 oil paintings and watercolors from a host of international lenders, J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free is the first major exhibition devoted to Turner’s achievements during his final period of productivity, when some of his most iconic works were created.

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Docent Lecture: "J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free", by Maureen O'Brien

Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth
July 7, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Bringing together more than 60 oil paintings and watercolors from a host of international lenders, J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free is the first major exhibition devoted to Turner’s achievements during his final period of productivity, when some of his most iconic works were created.

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