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Guest Lecture: "The Present Tense: John Constable's 'Vale of Dedham'" by Dr. Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Stanford University

John Constable, Vale of Dedham
May 22, 2015 -
7:15pm8:00pm

How can a painting visualize a fleeting moment on earth? Maybe it is impossible, but romantic poets and painters such as John Constable sought to describe these moments of lived experiences.

Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University.

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Guest Lecture: "Fashion Victims: Dress at the Court of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette", by Kimberly Chrisman Campbell

Kimberly Chrisman Campbell
March 5, 2015 -
10:00am12:00pm

Dr. Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell is an art historian specializing in fashion and textiles. She has worked internationally as a curator, consultant, and educator for museums and universities. She is a frequent contributor to books, scholarly journals, and magazines, as well as an experienced lecturer. Her areas of expertise include European fashion and textiles and French and British painting and decorative arts of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries.

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Docent Lecture: "Passing the Torch: Three Generations of African American Women Artists", by Sharon Walton

Stepping Out
March 28, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

Throughout the 20th century, art was sometimes influenced by the race and gender of the artist. African American women artists Elizabeth Catlett, Betye Saar, Mildred Howard, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker all built on the accomplishments of their predecessors to create art that reflects their personal experiences and the eras in which they lived.

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Docent Lecture: "Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland", by Kay Payne

Gauguin/Raeburn
March 28, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, works in this exhibition include many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. See this rare presentation of masterpieces of Western art from the National Galleries of Scotland, some of which have never been exhibited in San Francisco.

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Docent Lecture: "How Masterpieces Are Made", by Gretchen Turner

Peapods and Insects
March 15, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

What does an artist have to do to get his or her work hung in a museum space and deemed a "masterpiece"? In addition to possessing talent and training for many years, an artist needs inspiration, materials, their own methodology, patrons, and good timing. This lecture traces the trajectory of Western paintings from the Renaissance to the 20th century, from their creators' studios to becoming favorite works displayed in the de Young and Legion of Honor.

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Docent Lecture: "Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland", by Rita Dunlay

Gauguin/Raeburn
March 15, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, works in this exhibition include many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. See this rare presentation of masterpieces of Western art from the National Galleries of Scotland, some of which have never been exhibited in San Francisco.

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