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.
A lecture by Louise Mackie, Curator of Textiles and Islamic Art, Cleveland Museum of Art
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 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.
Julia Geist is a docent for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Kevin Muller is a visiting lecturer of American Studies at UC Berkeley and an instructor of Art History at Chabot College.
Susan Ehrens is an art historian, independent curator, and author.
Richard Mann is a professor of Art History at San Francisco State University.
Early Southwest pueblo pottery was used for religious and utilitarian purposes, and pueblo women handed down techniques for creating it to following generations. Today pueblo pottery has evolved into a fine art that is collected and admired, such as the examples on view at the de Young.
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.