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Guest Lecture: "A Renaissance Refresher", by Christy Junkerman

Bouts, Virgin and Child
February 11, 2016 -

Dr. Christy Junkerman earned a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhD from UC Berkeley. She teaches late medieval and early modern Italian art, and is also the coordinator of the 100W course for the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University. Her dissertation, an interdisciplinary study of early sixteenth-century Venetian half-length paintings of women who were probably courtesans, examined this large group of paintings from the standpoints of social history, rhetoric, lyric poetry, and the paragone between painting and poetry.

Docent Lecture: "Diebenkorn at Berkeley", by Jim Kohn

Diebenkorn, Seawall
February 2, 2016 -

Richard Diebenkorn provoked an important dialogue between representation and abstraction during his period of work in Berkeley. In 1955, when he was nationally acclaimed as an abstract artist, he confounded the art world with his dramatic shift to representation. Diebenkorn started out painting in a representational mode but later switched to Abstract Expressionism while studying and teaching at the California School of Fine Arts, between 1946 and 1949. Then, during his Berkeley years, Diebenkorn changed and enhanced his working methods, favored themes, and artistic identity.

Conversation and Floral Display: "The New Blooms, San Francisco's Next Generation of Leading Florists", by Alisa Carroll

Aubrie Pick
April 7, 2016 -

As editor-in-chief of San Francisco Cottages and Gardens, Alisa Carroll is always looking for trendsetters the realms of architecture, technology, landscape, or floral design. Her keen sense for uncovering the new and unique enables her to define the direction of design innovation in the Bay Area. Alisa will lead a conversation with florists: Allison Futeral, co-founder of Crimson Horticulture Rarities and Christina Stembel, founder of Farmgirl Flowers, who design stunning, artful creations, and expanding the business beyond bouquets.


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