Docent Lecture: "Danny Lyon: Message to the Future", by Kathryn Zupsic

Danny Lyon, "Tesca, Cartagena, Colombia," 1966
December 10, 2016 -
2:30pm3:30pm

Danny Lyon may appear to be a photojournalist, but he is not. While photojournalists strive to be objective, Lyon becomes immersed in the lives of his subjects, from 60s civil rights protestors, to motorcycle gang members and Texas prison inmates. He lives their lifestyles, becoming one of them. The exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with the Whitney Museum in New York and the full support of the artist.

Docent Lecture: "Danny Lyon: Message to the Future", by Kathryn Zupsic

Danny Lyon, "Tesca, Cartagena, Colombia," 1966
February 1, 2017 -
2:30pm3:30pm

Danny Lyon may appear to be a photojournalist, but he is not. While photojournalists strive to be objective, Lyon becomes immersed in the lives of his subjects, from 60s civil rights protestors, to motorcycle gang members and Texas prison inmates. He lives their lifestyles, becoming one of them. The exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with the Whitney Museum in New York and the full support of the artist.

Docent Lecture: "Frank Stella: A Retrospective", by Jim Kohn

Frank Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969
December 17, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at age 23, with his series of black paintings. Over the years his abstract compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs, and sculptures.

Docent Lecture: "Frank Stella: A Retrospective", by Marsha Holm

Frank Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969
December 10, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at age 23, with his series of black paintings. Over the years his abstract compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs, and sculptures.

Docent Lecture: "Frank Stella: A Retrospective", by Marsha Holm

Frank Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969
December 3, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at age 23, with his series of black paintings. Over the years his abstract compositions became increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs, and sculptures.

Bearing Witness: An Afternoon with Bay Area Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement

Danny Lyon, "Clifford Vaughs, another SNCC photographer, is arrested by the National Guard, Cambridge, Maryland", 1964
February 11, 2017 -
2:00pm3:00pm

In conjunction with the exhibition, Danny Lyon: Message to the Future, join FAMSF curator Julian Cox in discussion with Chude Allen, Ron Bridgeforth, and Bruce Hartford, who will share personal stories of the 1960s civil rights movement and their perspective on the ongoing struggle for racial justice today.

Guest Lecture: "Minimalism at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco", by Kenneth Baker

Frank Stella, Lettre sur les aveugles II, 1974
November 10, 2016 -
10:30am12:00pm

Kenneth Baker is a former San Francisco Chronicle art critic. He was a contributing editor of Artforum from 1985 through 1992. Baker has taught art history and criticism courses at national universities, and is the author of Minimalism (Abbeville Press, 1989/1997) and The Lightning Field (Yale University Press, 2009).

Docent Lecture: "Danny Lyon: Message to the Future", by Kathryn Zupsic

Danny Lyon, Tesca, Cartagena, Colombia, 1966
November 13, 2016 -
2:30pm3:30pm

Danny Lyon may appear to be a photojournalist, but he is not. While photojournalists strive to be objective, Lyon has always become immersed in the lives of his subjects, from 60s civil rights protestors, to motorcycle gang members and Texas prison inmates. He lives their lifestyles, becoming one of them. The exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with the Whitney Museum in New York and the full support of the artist.

Docent Lecture: "Frank Stella: A Retrospective", by Mina Shea

Frank Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969
November 20, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at age 23, with his now-legendary series of black paintings. Over the years his abstract compositions have become increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. The de Young is the only West Coast venue for this retrospective covering six decades of Stella’s work, including paintings, wall mounted reliefs and sculptures. Don’t miss this opportunity to delve into the work of one of the most important living American artists.

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