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Guest Lecture: "Identification of Tree Species through the Analysis of DNA Extracted from Wood", by Richard H. Scheller

Figure, 19th century. Kota Obamba, Gabon. Wood, copper alloy, bone, and dye. S-148, L14.48.51. Photograph by Robert A. Kato
January 31, 2015 -

The lecture is presented in conjunction with the opening day celebration of Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture. The exhibition features 120 pieces from the collection of Richard H. Scheller, composed of classic and iconic sculptures as well as more unusual examples that challenge commonly held assumptions about African art. 

Guest Lecture: "Chavín de Huántar: Integrating Art, Innovation, and Politics in the Early Andes", by Dr. John W. Rick

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December 13, 2014 -
Friends of Ethnic Art presents: The 2014 Elizabeth and Lewis K. Land Memorial Lecture, featuring Dr. John W. Rick, Associate Professor, Stanford University.
Chavín de Huántar, the best-known site from the Formative Period (1800–1 BCE) in the Peruvian Andes, produced distinctive and enigmatic art works that incorporate many materials and that have been used by archaeologists to trace the apparent influence of Chavin styles throughout the region.

Floral Design Demonstration: "Wild About Flowers" by Paula Pryke (Sold Out)

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April 15, 2015 -

Paula Pryke, OBE, is known as one of London's most respected florists and lecturers. Her cutting edge floral designs make her the choice of many celebrity clients such as Derek Jacobi, Michael Caine, and Emma Thompson. Paula is the author of more than 18 books, including the soon to be published Wedding Flowers. In 2014 Paula received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Honours List.

Floral Design Demonstration: "The Secret Rules of Engagement: Scale, Detail, Authenticity" by David Monn

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April 15, 2015 -

David Monn is an esteemed New York-based event planner and floral designer. Dubbed the "Architect of Style,” he is known for creating some of the city’s most memorable events including the Costume Institute Ball for the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Floral Design Demonstration: "My Life with Flowers" by Michael Grim

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April 14, 2015 -

Michael Grim is known as the "go-to" florist throughout the Hamptons. After earning his floral stripes at the age of 21 running the flower shop at the St. Moritz Hotel in New York, in 1981 Michael opened The Bridgehampton Florist, where he remains artistic director and co-proprietor. Michael is familiar to many from his frequent guest appearances on The Barefoot Contessa television show.

Floral Design Demonstration: "Celebrating Flower Market Style: Northern California Treasure" by Cort Schwanebeck

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April 14, 2015 -

Back by popular demand, Cort Schwanebeck, the owner and proprietor of Acres Home and Garden in St. Helena, brings his dynamic and creative styling to Bouquets to Art. His eclectic artistic sensibility embraces both contemporary and traditional themes.

Opening Celebration: "Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture"

Mbulu-ngulu, 19th century.
January 31, 2015 -

Join us for the opening day celebration of Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture featuring live music, performances, art-making activites for families, lectures, and more.

1 pm, Guest Lecture: Identification of Tree Species through the Analysis of DNA Extracted from Wood, by Richard H. Scheller, Executive Vice President of Research and Early Development, Genentech
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