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Guest Lecture: "Enshrined in Mystery and the Object of Profound Speculation: the Double Life of Mr. Turner", by Gillian Forrester

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Regulus
September 11, 2015 -

Gillian Forrester is senior curator of prints and drawings at the Yale Center for British Art and works on 18th-, 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century visual cultures of Britain and the former British Empire. Her publications include Turner’s Drawing Book: The Liber Studiorum (Tate, London, 1996) and Rebecca Salter: Into the Light of Things (Yale University Press, 2011).

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Curator Lecture: "Abstract Expressionist Laments: Robert Motherwell's Elegies and American Art at Mid-Century", by Emma Acker

Robert Motherwell, At Five in the Afternoon, 1950
September 4, 2015 -

Presented in collaboration with the Dedalus Foundation in New York and mounted in celebration of the centennial of the artist’s birth, the exhibition Between Life and Death: Robert Motherwell’s Elegies in Bay Area Collections will present thirteen works by the pioneering Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) from his seminal series Elegies to the Spanish Republic, and will be on view at the de Young Museum from September 5, 2015–March 6,

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Visual Thinking Strategies and the Common Core: A Discussion with Philip Yenawine

de Young Museum
November 7, 2015 -

Philip Yenawine, former director of education at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and coauthor of the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) curriculum, will explore the connections between VTS and the Common Core standards for English language arts. Through guided discussions, Yenawine will demonstrate how VTS can, in alignment with the Common Core, produce growth in students’ critical thinking. After the program, he will sign copies of his latest book, Visual Thinking Strategies: Using Art to Deepen Learning Across Disciplines.

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