Koret Auditorium

Author Event: "Everybody Everybody", by K. M. Soehnlein

K. M. Soehnlein.
November 21, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

Everybody Everybody tells the story of a young gay man who gets swept up in the excitement, fury, and poignancy of ACT UP, the controversial AIDS activist group, in New York City in the late 1980s–early 90s. ACT UP staged civil disobedience to get media attention and force the government to respond to the AIDS crisis. The novel focuses on a recent historical moment when anger about government inaction sent young people like the narrator and his friends into the streets to fight for their lives. Amid this climate of crisis, they discovered love, sex, friendship, and joy.

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Film Screening: "The Universe of Keith Haring"

November 14, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

The Universe of Keith Haring is a documentary by the filmmaker Christina Clausen about the artist Keith Haring. In the film, the legacy of Haring is resurrected through colorful archival footage and remembered by friends and admirers such as artists Kenny Scharf and Yoko Ono, and gallery owners Jeffrey Deitch and Tony Shafrazi. The film was produced by Paolo Bruno, Erica Ellena, and Ian Ayres. Through interviews with collaborators and friends such as the choreographer Bill T.

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"@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" An Evening of Art and Conversation with Cheryl Haines

Ai Weiwei, Refraction, 2014 (studio installation view, Beijing); photo: Eric Gregory Powell, courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio
November 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

There is something extraordinary taking place on Alcatraz: themes of freedom, free speech, and human rights are being explored within the walls of this former maximum-security penitentiary by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. ArtPoint members and guests have a very special opportunity to attend a presentation on this remarkable achievement by the FOR-SITE Foundation’s founding director and curator, Cheryl Haines, followed by a reception at the de Young.

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The Eighth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture: "Women's Visions: A Nomad Legacy in Islamic Art", by John T. Wertime

Saddlebag face, northwest Persia, Moghan region, Shahsevan tribe, 19th century. Wool; weft-wrapped weave (sumak). Collection of Bruce and Terry Baganz
February 7, 2015 - 1:00pm

In the eastern half of northwest Persia and Transcaucasia, an ancient weaving culture once existed, wherein the women of nomadic pastoralist tribes and their settled kin produced utilitarian textiles of uncommon quality and beauty using the weft-wrapping weaving technique known as sumak. Outstanding examples from this rich tradition illustrate the lives of these nomad women, the objects they made, and the influences on their artistic visions.

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Mini-Symposium: "Collected Works: The Concept of the Corpus"

Objects from the Richard H. Scheller Collection
February 5, 2015 - 10:00am12:30pm

How do scholars define and organize bodies of work? For art historians, the effort to delimit categories and boundaries among objects is typically based on their apparent similarities and differences, whether visual, stylistic, material, or cultural. This mini-symposium, the sixth in our annual series, builds thematically upon previously examined topics. It brings together a diverse group of scholars and specialists whose work has transformed and refined the concept of the corpus in the textile arts and in the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

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Docent Lecture: "Modern Art and Tribal Cultures: Inspiration from Africa and Oceania", by Alfred Escoffier

African headdress
December 7, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Twentieth-century modern artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse borrowed from ancient ethnic and tribal arts to create their work, finding inspiration for design, composition, and color in the art of African and Oceanic cultures. The work of artists Paul Klee, George Grosz, Henry Moore, and many others in the Fine Arts Museums collections will be discussed alongside their tribal inspirations.

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