In a recent exhibition review, New York Times columnist Roberta Smith noted that “hybridity, a favored buzzword in the art world these days, is shown to be as old as the sea.” This public program will focus on the concept of hybridity as it relates to art and material culture from Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas. It is the fifth in a series of programs addressing timely topics for curators, collectors, and art dealers.
Christopher Hallett is the Professor of Roman Art and the Chair of the History of Art Department at the University of California, Berkeley.
Timothy Anglin Burgard is the Ednah Root Curator in Charge of American Art for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
"The Business of America Is Business: Reflections of Industry, Commerce, and Technology in Art from Colonial to Contemporary America"
This lecture demonstrates how American art reflects the rise of industry, commerce, and technology from the 17th to the 21st centuries.
Since its founding in Rome in 1884, Bulgari has become synonymous with bold and innovative jewelry design. This exhibition focuses on the decades of the 1950s through the 1980s and features approximately 150 showstopping pieces from this era, including several striking pieces from the legendary Elizabeth Taylor collection.
David Hockney is one of the best-known British artists of his generation. This exhibition, the largest in the history of the de Young, features approximately 300 works, including landscapes picturing the agrarian settings of his beloved England, as well as portraits of friends, colleagues, and family members. This installation also highlights his use of new technologies, from Photoshop portraits to digital videos that track the changing seasons, and bright landscapes created using the iPad.