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Lecture: "Felting in the Extreme" by Janice Arnold

Arnold, Palace Yurt
January 9, 2016 -
10:00am11:30am

Felt, one of the oldest and most prevailing textile techniques in the world, has infinite potential. Discovering those possibilities led Janice Arnold on a continuing journey as artist, inventor, and researcher. Arnold approaches felting with respect for its history, collaborating with the raw materials to discover new variations for a modern world. From featherweight pieces used in interior design to dense slabs appropriate for architectural purposes, handmade felt and its extreme versatility is a never-ending journey.

Curator Lecture: "French Paintings at the PPIE: A Triumph of Diplomacy" By Melissa Buron

Tissot, L'ambitieuse (The Political Woman)
November 13, 2015 -
7:15pm8:15pm

Melissa Buron is associate curator of European art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She graduated magna cum laude from Brown University (2005) where she earned a BA with Honors in art history. She also holds an MA with Distinction in art history from the University of London, Birkbeck College (2007), where she is currently a PhD candidate.

"Electric Fashion": Christine Suppes and Frederic Aranda, in conversation with Jill D'Alessandro

Electric Fashion
November 6, 2015 -
7:15pm8:15pm

Christine Suppes and Frederic Aranda, authors of Electric Fashion, in conversation with Jill D'Alessandro, curator of costume and textile arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

A book signing will immediately follow the lecture. Books available for purchase at Museum Store.

Docent Lecture: "Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition", by Mina Shea

Guérin, Panoramic View of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
November 21, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

The year 2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction following the great earthquake of 1906. The grand exposition covered 76 city blocks and boasted national and international pavilions showcasing innovation, industry, and the arts.

Docent Lecture: "Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition", by Ellen Harden

Guérin, Panoramic View of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition
November 8, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE), the San Francisco world’s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city’s reconstruction following the great earthquake of 1906. The grand exposition covered 76 city blocks and boasted national and international pavilions showcasing innovation, industry, and the arts.

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