Koret Auditorium

Spoken Word: "The Red and the Black, Native and African Americans: Mixing the Traditions", featuring poets Devorah Major, Kim Shuck, and others

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May 9, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

Vision Series: Black History at the de Young
The Red and the Black, Native and African Americans: Mixing the Traditions

Spoken-word performances featuring San Francisco poet laureate Devorah Major, Native American poet Kim Shuck, Indira Allegra, Marvin K. White, and others.

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Guest Lecture: "The Future of Food and Family Farmers: Thinking about Food Utopias," by Paul V. Stock, Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

Paul Stock
May 2, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

From pollinating bees to dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, how we produce and consume food says much about our relationship with the air, water, plants, and animals that surround us and nourish us. Family farmers play a vital role in the system. We all have different and deeply personal answers about what constitutes good food that are shaped by traditions, experiences, nutrition, and community. So what's in your food utopia?

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Guest Lecture: "More Than Meets the Eye: Language in the Visual Arts," by Leslie Ross

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April 25, 2014 - 7:00pm8:00pm

Dr. Leslie Ross, professor and chair of Art History at Dominican University of California, will explore the relationship between written texts and visual images in the history of art from ancient to modern times through a wide-ranging and thought-provoking series of selected examples from diverse cultures and geographic areas. Her focus will be on the use of words as art and in art, from the obvious to the elusive, the puzzling to the profound. 

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Guest Lecture: "The Artists Speak: Contemporary Craft at the de Young", by Clifford Rainey, John Toki, Barbara Holmes, Barbara Shapiro, and Jack da Silva

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May 8, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

Artists speak about contemporary craft art media: Clifford Rainey on glass, John Toki on clay, Barbara Holmes on wood, Barbara Shapiro on fiber, and Jack da Silva on metal.

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

Painting of mountains mirrored in lake
May 6, 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.

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Floral Design Demonstration: Soho Sakai, "Ikebana: Floral Art of the Moment"

Soho Sakai
March 20, 2014 - 10:00am

Soho Sakai, a native of Japan, began practicing the ancient Japanese art and discipline of Ikebana in 1957. She received her teacher's diploma from the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in 1961, just prior to coming to the United States. Soho now holds the title of Riji, the highest rank of the Sogetsu School. She has been teaching in the Bay Area since 1974, and 75 of her students currently hold Sogetsu teacher's certificates.

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Floral Design Demonstration: Laura Dowling, "Flower Inspirations in the Natural Style"

Laura Dowling
March 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

Laura Dowling is chief floral designer at the White House, a position she assumed in October 2009. In this position, she manages decor and flowers for a broad range of events, including state dinners, parties, and receptions, as well as creating flowers for the White House state rooms, the East Wing and West Wing offices, and the private residence. She works in the “new garden” style, a romantic style of flower arranging with free-flowing lines of vines and flowers emanating from a classical bouquet.

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