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Textile Arts Council Lecture: "Why Quilts Matter: History, Art, and Politics"

Why Quilts Matter
April 19, 2014 -

Shelly Zegart has spent more than three decades researching, documenting, and showcasing the rich heritage of quilting in America. Garnering national and international recognition, her work combines rigorous academic scholarship with a deep respect and personal connection to the craft. Her lectures, essays, and books embrace concerns that engage collectors, curators, historians, folklorists, and others.

Docent Lecture: "Intrigue and Enchantment: The Magic of Color and Light", Kay Payne

Painting by John Martin
May 31, 2014 -

This lecture is an invitation to discover our kaleidoscopic world—a continuously changing pattern of shapes and colors, brilliant and resplendent as well as soft and muted. Light makes color visible during the bright morning or the soft glow of the late afternoon, creating intriguing shadows that are a prelude to the darkness and silence of the night.

Docent Lecture: "Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection", by Martha Walker

Navajo weaving
May 31, 2014 -

The Weisel Family Collection represents an extraordinary gift of Native American art to the Fine Arts Museums, spanning nearly a thousand years of artistic production: from 11th-century Mimbres ceramics to early 20th-century works by recognized artists such as Nampeyo, with additional masterworks of Navajo weaving, Pacific Northwest art, and the first Plains ledger drawings to enter the permanent collection.

Docent Lecture: "Passing the Torch: Three Generations of African American Women Artists", by Sharon Walton

sculpture of woman by Elizabeth Catlett
May 24, 2014 -

Throughout the 20th century, art was influenced by the race and gender of the artist.  African American women artists Elizabeth Catlett, Betye Saar, Mildred Howard, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker all built on the accomplishments of their predecessors to create art that reflects their personal experiences and the eras in which they lived.

Docent Lecture: "Women Artists: From Restriction to Recognition", by Kay Payne

Pieter de Hooch painting
May 24, 2014 -

An exploration of art created by women from the beginning of time to the present day, this lecture highlights women who were innovative, independent, and determined, who told their stories with a paintbrush in a multitude of colors. They created penetrating portraits, evocative scenes from everyday life, and intimate and sensitive revelations of their worlds, rendering their experiences in beautifully crafted works of art.

Docent Lecture: "Women Sculpted, Women Sculptors—From Object to Artist", by Mina Shea

Glass sculpture of a woman
April 20, 2014 -

Since the mid-19th century, American women have pursued careeers in sculpture that often looked to the past, but also brought powerful, new, and important voices to the medium. We will look at both women sculpted and women artists from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums.

Docent Lecture: "Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George", by Maureen O'Brien

mountains reflected in lake
April 20, 2014 -

From 1918 until the early 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe made regular visits to the family estate of Alfred Stieglitz at Lake George in upstate New York, where she reveled in the discovery of new subject matter and found respite in the rural setting without the distractions of city life. O’Keeffe’s experiences there inspired one of the most transformative and productive periods of her career, energizing the development of her signature modernist style.

Docent Lecture: "Seventy-Five Years! The Golden Gate Bridge and the Extraordinary City It Enhances", by Kay Payne

Golden Gate Bridge in the fog
April 1, 2014 -

San Francisco and its Golden Gate Bridge are enchanting, exciting, and enduring. The bridge is an iconic landmark known throughout the world, a major tourist attraction, and the first thing on every visitor's to-do list. Discover more about its beauty and history.


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