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American Decorative Arts Forum Lecture: "A Smile and a Shoeshine: Eric Shrubsole and the Antiques Business", by Tim Martin

silver wine jub
June 10, 2014 - 7:30pm

Tim Martin is the president of S. J. Shrubsole, specializing in the sale of antique American and British silver from the 19th century and earlier. His step­grandfather, Sydney James Shrubsole, founded the company in London in 1912. Martin will explain how museum collections, such as those at the Portland Museum of Art and the Huntington Museum in San Marino, California, were assembled. He will explain how Eric Shrubsole helped the idiosyncratic Sir Arthur Gilbert (nee Bernstein) assemble the 20th century’s greatest collection of English silver.

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American Decorative Arts Forum Lecture: <em>Southern Synergy: The Philadelphia-Charleston Connection</em>, by Elle Shushan

Portrait minature
May 15, 2014 - 7:30pm

In 1790, Abigail Adams wrote that Philadelphia, as a city filled with parties, balls and salons, was “equal to any European city.” Aristocratic Charlestonians—many of whom grew accustomed to Philadelphia while serving in US Congress—established both city and country residences there.

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Guest Lecture: "Perspectives on Street Photography, 1945 to 1980", by Chris Johnson

de Young
June 12, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

Chris Johnson is a photography and video artist, writer, and arts administrator. He has also produced highly regarded performance works in collaboration with Suzanne Lacy. In recent years, his artwork has been exhibited in two museum shows: Being There: 45 Oakland Artists (Oakland Museum of California, 2002) and Reflections in Black: A History Deconstructed (Mills College Museum, 2003). In 1994, he co-produced The Roof Is on Fire, a large performance work in Oakland that brought together inner-city high school students and adults.

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Docent Lecture: "A Sense of Space: Diversity in Modern Sculpture", by Julia Geist

abstract sculpture
June 3, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

The traditional definition of sculpture was expanded and exploded by 20th-century artists. This survey of more than 30 sculptors reveals tremendous variety, including figures by Picasso and Giacometti, geometric abstrations by Calder and Hepworth, and architectural constructions by Smith and DiSuvero.

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Docent Lecture: "Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert & Jane Meyerhoff Collection", by Kathryn Zupsic

Artworks by Roy Lichtenstein and Frank Stella
June 15, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Modernism from the National Gallery of Art: The Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection brings paintings by the great masters of postwar art — Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, and Frank Stella, and more —to San Francisco in an exclusive exhibition from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. 

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