The Asphalt Jungle (1950, 104 min) is a naturalistic film noir classic (resembling numerous B-films) of the early 1950s directed by John Huston. The realistic, documentary-like, urban crime/heist film, advertised as "A John Huston Production," is one of the first films that completely detailed how to pull off an authentic-looking heist—considered morally improper under the Motion Picture Production Code.
Artist Frank Stella in conversation with Timothy Anglin Burgard, the Ednah Root Curator-in-Charge of American Art.
See this video presentation followed by a Q & A with Karen LaMonte via Skype.
Beth Lipman lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, WI. She has received numerous awards including a USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, Virginia Groot Foundation Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. Most recently, she completed Aspects of (American) Life, a commission for the New Britain Museum of Art (CT) and is in the process of working on Secretary with Chipmunk, a multipurpose sculpture for the Chipstone Foundation.
Jessica Stewart is a Kress Fellow at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Chris Baty founded National Novel Writing Month in 1999, and oversaw the event's growth from 21 friends to more than 300,000 writers in 90 countries. Baty serves as a Board Member Emeritus for NaNoWriMo, and teaches at Stanford University's Writer's Studio, giving talks about writing and creativity, helping companies with content strategy, and endlessly revising his own novels. He's the author of No Plot? No Problem! and the co-author of Ready, Set, Novel.
Dr. Esther Bell, is curator-in-charge of European Paintings at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Printing Ed Ruscha is the 2016 Anderson Lecture on American Graphic Arts, which this year takes the form of a panel discussion with four master printers who have worked with Ed Ruscha: Renée Bott, Paulson Bott Press, formerly of Crown Point Press, where she worked with Ruscha; Ed Hamilton, Hamilton Press; Shaye Remba, Mixografia; and Jacob Samuel, Edition Jacob Samuel. Each participant will provide a brief overview of their press and their personal history working with Ed Ruscha, followed by a conversation.