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"@Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz" An Evening of Art and Conversation with Cheryl Haines

Ai Weiwei, Refraction, 2014 (studio installation view, Beijing); photo: Eric Gregory Powell, courtesy Ai Weiwei Studio
November 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

There is something extraordinary taking place on Alcatraz: themes of freedom, free speech, and human rights are being explored within the walls of this former maximum-security penitentiary by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. ArtPoint members and guests have a very special opportunity to attend a presentation on this remarkable achievement by the FOR-SITE Foundation’s founding director and curator, Cheryl Haines, followed by a reception at the de Young.

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The Eighth Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture: "Women's Visions: A Nomad Legacy in Islamic Art", by John T. Wertime

Saddlebag face, northwest Persia, Moghan region, Shahsevan tribe, 19th century. Wool; weft-wrapped weave (sumak). Collection of Bruce and Terry Baganz
February 7, 2015 - 1:00pm

In the eastern half of northwest Persia and Transcaucasia, an ancient weaving culture once existed, wherein the women of nomadic pastoralist tribes and their settled kin produced utilitarian textiles of uncommon quality and beauty using the weft-wrapping weaving technique known as sumak. Outstanding examples from this rich tradition illustrate the lives of these nomad women, the objects they made, and the influences on their artistic visions.

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Mini-Symposium: "Collected Works: The Concept of the Corpus"

Objects from the Richard H. Scheller Collection
February 5, 2015 - 10:00am12:30pm

How do scholars define and organize bodies of work? For art historians, the effort to delimit categories and boundaries among objects is typically based on their apparent similarities and differences, whether visual, stylistic, material, or cultural. This mini-symposium, the sixth in our annual series, builds thematically upon previously examined topics. It brings together a diverse group of scholars and specialists whose work has transformed and refined the concept of the corpus in the textile arts and in the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

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Docent Lecture: "Modern Art and Tribal Cultures: Inspiration from Africa and Oceania", by Alfred Escoffier

African headdress
December 7, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Twentieth-century modern artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse borrowed from ancient ethnic and tribal arts to create their work, finding inspiration for design, composition, and color in the art of African and Oceanic cultures. The work of artists Paul Klee, George Grosz, Henry Moore, and many others in the Fine Arts Museums collections will be discussed alongside their tribal inspirations.

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Film Screening: "The Grain Keepers"

Still from The Grain Keepers
October 17, 2014 - 7:00pm8:30pm

This evening's tribute to Monica Maduro includes an homage to her affinity for collecting salt and pepper shakers. To honor this passion, Will Allen and Kateri O'Neil have chosen to celebrate the granular vessels in all their glory. While these grain distributors are usually regarded as utilitarian, banal objects that merely serve a culinary purpose, Allen and O'Neil highlight their form over their function in a video that showcases their whimsical nature and loveable quirks.

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