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.
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.
Exhibition viewing (special exhibition tickets required; advance purchase strongly advised)
Introduction by Colin B. Bailey, director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Dieter Buchhart, exhibition curator
11:30 am–12:15 pm
Jane Dickson, artist, teacher, and friend of Keith Haring
Lunch break and exhibition viewing (special exhibition tickets required; advance purchase strongly advised)
This intriguing lecture, which features painting, sculpture, and photography, celebrates a multitude of remarkable women: community leaders, activists, entertainers, artists, entrepreneurs, and politicians. These exceptional women come from every walk of life, serving on the front lines—and they are treasures who make an enormous contribution to California.