Since the first presentation of Bouquets to Art in 1984, Ron Morgan has been a formative contributor as well as a loyal supporter and participant. A highly respected floral demonstrator, Ron lectures to garden clubs and museums throughout the United States, where he continues to charm and surprise audiences with his imaginative use flowers, fruit, and vegetables, transforming the ordinary into exquisite and astonishing arrangements. Ron is the author of four books: The Center of Attention, In the Company of Flowers, A Glass Act, and A Celebration of Clematis.
Join us for this dynamic three-day event, a juried showcase of visual art, film, museum object talks, music, and performance art by university and college art and art history students, inspired by the permanent collection of the de Young as well as the following special exhibitions:
Contenda is an experimental contest based on “quiz bowl” events at schools and universities. Contestants are provided with a buzzer to answer the host's questions about artists, artworks, and artistic movements. Screen-based visual clues accompany each question. The public is invited to help the artist create questions about artworks in the collection of the de Young, while also engaging in fun and challenging pop-quizzes developed by the artist.
SF Bay Guardian Presents Feathers & Fedoras: A Night of Fashion, Music, and Dancing
Tonight, we celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation.
Friday Nights at the de Young, April 11, 6–8:45 pm
Performance, film and visual art on display with DJ music
Saturday, April 12, 9:30 am–5:15 pm
University of San Francisco Undergraduate Art History Symposium, 1–3:30 pm, Koret Auditorium
Sunday, April 13, 9:30 am–5:15 pm
UC Berkeley Object Talks, permanent collection galleries
Create a mixed media project inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe. Art-making is a weekly project encouraging everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.
Shelly Zegart has spent more than three decades researching, documenting, and showcasing the rich heritage of quilting in America. Garnering national and international recognition, her work combines rigorous academic scholarship with a deep respect and personal connection to the craft. Her lectures, essays, and books embrace concerns that engage collectors, curators, historians, folklorists, and others.
Richard Benefield is the deputy director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.