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Live Music by Jon Jang

Jon Jang
October 3, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

To mark the centennial of the California Alien Land Law of 1913, which denied certain populations the right to own land, Jon Jang has been commissioned to compose Oyama Canon in D, a multi-movement work that pays tribute to the Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrants to America) and their contributions to agricultural development in California, as well as their struggle to resist racist alien land laws.

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Docent Tour: "Celebrating the Spectrum: Highlights from the Anderson Collection"

Frank Stella artwork
September 13, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
September 20, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
September 27, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
October 4, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
October 11, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
October 18, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
October 25, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
November 1, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
November 8, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
November 15, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
November 22, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
November 29, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
December 6, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
December 13, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
December 20, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
December 27, 2014 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 3, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 10, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 17, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 24, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 31, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
February 7, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
February 14, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
February 21, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
February 28, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
March 7, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
March 14, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
March 21, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
March 28, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm
April 4, 2015 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Join a museum docent on a tour of the latest exhibition in the Anderson Gallery for Graphic Arts. Learn more.

December 20, 2014 - 12:30pm

"I Heart Art" Celebration

Photo of I Heart Art activity journal
September 21, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

Families with children of all ages are invited to celebrate the launch of I Heart Art: Guided Activities to Draw, Color, and Design!, the Museums’ first activity journal for kids. Join us for fun art-making activities in Wilsey Court and interactive, kid-friendly tours exploring featured masterworks  from the permanent collection. This event is sponsored by copublisher, Galison/Mudpuppy, and offered at no charge—just bring your creativity!

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Live Music by Kneel

Photograph of band playing
September 12, 2014 - 7:45pm8:30pm

Kneel is a Neil Young tribute band formed by John Shiurba (Eskimo, Ebola Soup, Spezza Rotto, dotdotdot), Angela Coon (Ninewood, Toychestra, dotdotdot), Tom Scandura (Molecules, Surplus 1980), and Chris Daniels, who were thrown together 15+ years ago for a Vaccination Records Rock Lotto Night and never stopped loving Neil Young. Joined by guests Lexa Walsh and Berge Thomasian.

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Live Music by Daniel Popsicle

Daniel Popsicle band logo
September 12, 2014 - 6:30pm7:15pm

Daniel Popsicle was founded in 1999 by Dan Plonsey to play the music of El Cerrito. Most of the music that Plonsey has written for Popsicle is in one of three series: Music for Occasions of State, Color Music (intended for people to create art with), and the New Monsters, of which there are 165. Plonsey, born in Cleveland, Ohio, has lived in the Bay Area since 1984. In addition to writing music for his own groups, he is known for composing an opera with Harvey Pekar called Leave Me Alone!

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Piano Bar and Live Performances by the Thrillpeddlers

drag performer
September 19, 2014 - 6:30pm8:30pm

Show-stopping numbers first performed by the Cockettes, the theater troupe documented in the early 1970s in photographs on view in Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay, are brought to life again! The stars of the Thrillpeddlers, including original members of the Cockettes, recreate scenes from "Pearls over Shanghai," "Hot Greeks," "Vice Palace," and "Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma," which took place in front of the old de Young building many years ago.

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Artist Demonstration by Favianna Rodriguez

Favianna Rodriquez
July 25, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Join visual artist and activist, Favianna Rodriguez, as she celebrates the resiliency, courage, and determination of immigrants who come to the United States. Rodriguez will be sharing her popular art project “Migration is Beautiful” by completing a life-size mural with the image of a monarch butterfly, the longest traveling insect that migrates through Mexico, the United States, and Canada. The artist explains: "The monarch butterfly represents the beauty of migration and the fundamental right that living beings have to freely move.

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