Koret Auditorium

Questions of Provenance: A Mini-Symposium

February 10, 2011 - 10:00am12:30pm

Join the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art, the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts, and a panel of experts for Questions of Provenance: A Mini-Symposium, on Thursday, February 10, 2011, 10 am–12:30 pm, de Young Museum, Koret Auditorium.

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Symposium: "Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico" *PODCAST AVAILABLE

February 19, 2011 - 10:00am4:00pm

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A series of speakers reveal new discoveries about the Olmec civilization.

February 19, 2011

Morning session: 10:00–11:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
Kathleen Berrin, Curator in Charge, Africa, Oceania, and Americas, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Among Jaguars and Serpents: Olmec Art and Iconography
Sara Ladrón de Guevara, Director, Museum of Anthropology, Xalapa, Mexico

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Bedouin Weaving of Saudi Arabia and Its Neighbours

March 19, 2011 - 10:00am12:00pm

The Textile Arts Council presents author and teacher Joy Totah Hilden. Ms. Hilden had contact with the Bedouin during her childhood in Palestine. She grew up surrounded by handcrafts and the folk who made them. Therefore, it was natural that when her husband accepted a teaching position in Saudi Arabia in 1982, she would look forward to learning more about Bedouin weaving.

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Pulp Fashion: A Glimpse into the History of Paper Dress

January 22, 2011 - 10:00am12:00pm

The Textile Arts Council presents Jill D'Alessandro, Curator, The Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts. In connection with the exhibition Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave, she will take a cross-cultural look at the use of paper as a means of dress. Included in the talk will be the bark cloth traditions of Oceania and Africa, as well as the historical use of paper in the countries of Korea and Japan. Special attention will be given to the paper dress craze of the late 1960s, highlighting several ensembles in the Museums’ collection.

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Docent Lecture: "Painting with Sunshine: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Other Painters in Provence" Kay Payne

January 4, 2011 - 2:15pm

From the late works of Monet and Renoir to the modern masters Cézanne, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Van Gogh and the unique styles of Seurat and Rousseau, these 120 paintings from the Musée d’Orsay continue the story of Impressionism and the artists who responded to and reacted against it. 

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