Koret Auditorium

Art History Lecture: "An Introduction to the Visual Culture of Africa, Oceania, and Americas," Christina Hellmich

February 16, 2012 - 10:00am12:00pm

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  Lecturer: Christina Hellmich, Curator in Charge of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas and the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art 




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Art History Lecture: "Yua, Spirit of the Artic: A Mini-Symposium"

February 23, 2012 - 10:00am12:00pm

William Fitzhugh, director of the Arctic Studies Center at the Smithsonian Institution, will discuss the Arctic collections of the Smithsonian and a new installation at the Anchorage Museum, Alaska.

Chuna McIntyre, Yup’ik artist and cultural consultant, will discuss a perspective on the restoration, conservation, and care of ceremonial objects.

Abraham Anghik Ruben, Inuvialuit artist, will provide an artist talk.

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Arthur Tress in Conversation with Curator James Ganz

Arthur Tress
March 3, 2012 - 2:00pm

Join curator James A. Ganz for a conversation with Arthur Tress, followed by a book signing.

A short film, Trespassing: A Portrait of Arthur Tress by Raleigh Souther, will begin the event. Tress and peers discuss the artist's thought process while offering a brief glimpse through his life and work. Raleigh Souther, director and producer; Amy Rosner, editor; Arthur Tress, photography. 



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"Where the United Nations Used to Be," a special presentation by contemporary artist Caleb Duarte

January 28, 2012 - 2:00pm3:00pm

This presentation by artist Caleb Duarte discusses the critical role of international artist residencies as they help to evolve artistic practices and perspectives in the context of globalization, particularly in the Global South. This talk is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title, curated by Caleb Duarte, currently on view at the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco through February 19.

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Art History Lecture: "Primly Victorian and Properly Wilde: Oscar Wilde and the Avant-Garde in Queen Victoria's London"

January 19, 2012 - 1:00pm3:00pm

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  Lecture presented by Melissa Buron, Curatorial Assistant for European Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco  

Image: Dante Gabriel Rossetti, The Day Dream, 1880. Oil on canvas. Victoria and Albert Museum.  

Yellow Lampshade, 1969

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‪Museum Fakes, Forgeries, and the Quest for Authenticity: A Mini-Symposium‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

February 9, 2012 - 10:00am12:30pm

As an arts institution, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco endeavor to offer visitors experiences with authentic works of art. We take this responsibility very seriously. After all, collectors can easily buy reproductions, and the public is familiar with works created for tourists around the globe. The very existence of art museums supports the argument that an authentic work reveals something to the viewer that a reproduction simply cannot. Fakes and forgeries thus threaten a museum’s educational and inspirational mission.

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