Koret Auditorium

Docent Lecture: "Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George", by Kay Payne

Georgia O'Keeffe, "Lake George (formerly Reflection Seascape)", 1992
February 22, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

From 1918 until the early 1930s, Georgia O’Keeffe retreated annually to Alfred Stieglitz’s family estate on 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: "The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita and Beyond, 1950—1990", by Ellen Harden

platinum and diamond sautoir necklace
February 9, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

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.

Docent Lecture: "From Here to Eternity: Honoring Our Ancestors in Africa, Oceania, and the Americas", by Martha Walker

Stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw
March 4, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

How and why do we remember our ancestors?  Do we know who they are? This presentation starts to answer those questions as it explores how African, Mesoamerican, and Oceanic cultures revere their ancestors through art.

Docent Lecture: "Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George", by Marsha Holm

Lake with reflection of mountains
March 4, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

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.

Guest Lecture: "Georgia O’Keeffe’s Modern Nature", Erin Coe, Chief Curator, the Hyde Collection

Jack-in-the-Pulpit painting
February 15, 2014 - 1:00pm

Erin Coe, curator of Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, will examine the seminal influence that her Lake George experiences had on the art and life of the pioneering modernist Georgia O’Keeffe. From 1918 to 1934, Lake George served as a rural retreat for the artist and provided the basic material for her art. O'Keeffe drew from the spirit of this place as she developed her modern approach to portraying the natural world.

The Visions Series: Live Jazz from Richard Howell and Sudden Changes

Richard Howell
February 23, 2014 - 2:00pm3:30pm

The de Young is proud to present an enriching music event immersed in positive messages, spiritual energy, and love. This soulful lineup of musicians pays tribute to those who paved the way for the jazz art form and perform their music in a way that is accessible to all who appreciate beautiful and resonant music. The sound that Richard Howell refers to as “bridge music” celebrates diversity as it unites and merges the experiences of all listeners. Its undeniable groove is guaranteed to make your body move, and its style will make you smile. Enjoy the acoustics that the Koret Auditorium has to offer.

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