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Around the World with Oscar

Orange and metallic striped silk chiffon, raspberry silk gauze. Spring1982. Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum.
May 6, 2016 -
6:00pm8:30pm

This magical evening will immerse guests in the rich global influences that inspired Oscar de la Renta’s designs. In Wilsey Court, video and audio will swirl throughout the space with flavors from Spain to China, while live performances by Fat Chance Belly Dance and Alafia Dance Ensemble will highlight the evening. A range of international costume pieces will be available for guests to try on and be photographed in against a choice of green screen backgrounds, putting them inside de la Renta’s world via a photo booth by LiveImage.

Docent Tour: "Bruce Davidson: Gifts to the Collection"

Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang
February 27, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
February 28, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 6, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 13, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 20, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 27, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
April 3, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
April 17, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
April 24, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 1, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 8, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 15, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 22, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 29, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 5, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 12, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 19, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 26, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 3, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 10, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 17, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 24, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 31, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 7, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 14, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 21, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 28, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 4, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 11, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Bruce Davidson (American, b. 1933) is one of the most influential photographers of the last half century. Working in both color and black and white, Davidson has documented subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to the urban grit of Harlem and the New York subway system. This exhibition presents a selection of 42 photographs and celebrates important gifts of vintage prints that will be exhibited for the first time since their acquisition in 2013. 

Mr. David for Juanita More! 24 Years of More...Runway Show

Mr. David and Juanita More! Photo by Shot In The City.
May 13, 2016 -
7:30pm8:00pm

Mr. David has been a prolific costumer and couturier for over four decades. Born and raised in New York City, he infiltrated the exclusive, avant-garde nightlife of the 1980s East Village and became a cornerstone to the fashion intelligentsia, both local and international. Throughout his time in New York City, Mr. David created garments and complete looks for famous personalities. Mr. David left the fashion world and headed to San Francisco. In 1992, he discovered his greatest muse, Juanita More!. Over the past two decades, Juanita has become synonymous with style and fashion.

Artisan Trunk Show: Manjusha Jewels

Courtesy of Manjusha Jewels
April 8, 2016 -
9:30am5:15pm

In celebration of Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Stores are pleased to present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, April 5th—Sunday, April 10th, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Adapting from the ancient Jadau art of embedding stones, Manjusha’s handcrafted pieces in extravagant detail recall a bygone era of royal Indian palaces.

Artisan Trunk Show: Philippa Roberts

Courtesy of Philippa Roberts
April 5, 2016 -
9:30am5:15pm

In celebration of Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Stores are pleased to present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, April 5th—Sunday, April 10th, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Tuesday’s featured artisan is Philippa Roberts. Born in South Africa to a jewelry-making family, Philippa now lives in Oakland and creates elegant pieces imitating the architecture and design seen around the city.

Friday Nights at the de Young presents "Flights of Fancy and Imagination"

Friday Nights at the de Young
May 20, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art happenings that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a delicious prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the Hamon Tower observation level is open until 8 pm.

Tiffanie Turner, Dutch Study 1
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

May 4–29, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
de Young | Kimball Education Gallery/Artist Studio
Artist Reception: Friday May 27, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

Mixed Media Art Making
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.

Image created by Amie Valle
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
6:30 pm
Carnaval San Francisco 2016 theme "ViVA MADRE TiERRA" celebrates Mother Earth's prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. She is the life-giver and the sustainer of life: from womb she gave origin to all plants, animals, and people. On May 20, 2016 Carnaval San Francisco will celebrate the life of Oscar de la Renta with a live sneak preview of the the traditional costumes, music, songs created for the parade with a special focus on Oscar de la Renta’s homeland, the Dominican Republic.
Sarah Thornton
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Sarah Thornton addresses some of the major trends affecting the art world and artists’ lives. Topics include the growth in global audiences and markets for contemporary art; the investment in artworks as a hedge against currency fluctuations; the effects of migration on artists’ careers; and the popular appeal of physical art objects at a time when much culture is being digitized into thin air.

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