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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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Lecture: "Authentic Gaultier: Creativity—Technical Rigor and Haute Couture Mindset," Nathalie Doucet

Jean Paul Gaultier, Haute Couture Collection, Fall 2011. Photo: Yannis Vlamos.
March 10, 2012 -
10:00am12:00pm

The Textile Arts Council presents Nathalie Doucet, president and founder of the San Francisco–based nonprofit Arts of Fashion Foundation. Ms. Doucet will speak about the arc of M. Gaultier's career from assisting Pierre Cardin in 1970 and the launch of his own house in 1976 to his continuing importance in today's fashion world. She will examine his wide range of influences and his extensive list of collaborations in the fields of dance, film, and music. The Arts of Fashion Foundation promotes creativity in fashion and in design education.

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Textile Arts Council Lecture: "Faces, Mazes, and Fiber Tracts"

"About Face", Lia Cook, Zilinskas Gallery, Kaunas Lithuania
January 21, 2012 -
10:00am12:00pm

The Textile Arts Council presents celebrated Bay Area fiber artist Lia Cook. One of the first weavers to employ digital photography in her work, her recent weavings look like photographic enlargements of faces, but dissolve into a maze-like surface on closer inspection. She was interested to see that viewers were so emotionally invloved with the pieces that they were often moved to touch them.

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Art History Lecture: "Contemporary Art: Concepts, Trends, and the FAMSF Collection," by Julie Charles, SFMOMA

January 12, 2012 -
10:00am12:00pm

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  Julie Charles, Associate Curator of Education, SFMOMA

Image: Sean Scully, Wall of Light Horizon, 2005. Oil on canvas.  Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  MMuseum MuseMuseum purchase, Gift of Nan Tucker McEvoy  

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Docent Lecture: "Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna," Rita Dunlay

January 7, 2012 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Image:  Giorgio da Castelfranco, called Giorgione, The Three Philosophers (detail), ca. 1509–1509. Oil on canvas. Gemäldegalerie of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Vienna 

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Art History Lecture: "The San Francisco Art Scene: Art of the Bay in the Postwar Era," Tara Cooke McDowell, UC Berkeley

January 5, 2012 -
10:00am12:00pm

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  Tara Cooke McDowell, Doctoral Candidate, UC Berkeley 

Image: Elmer Bischoff, Yellow Lampshade, 1969. Oil on canvas. Gift of Nan Tucker McEvoy in memory of her mother, Phyllis de Young Tucker

 

 

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