Tribal & Textile Arts Mini-Symposium: "Collected Works: The Concept of the Corpus"

de Young building
February 5, 2015 - 10:00am

How do scholars define and organize subsets of artworks in a corpus? In mathematics, set theory rules allow for precise groupings of numbers and their properties. In studies of literature, defining the corpus of a single author allows us to see and study patterns in the use of language and themes over time. For art historians, the effort to define and delimit the boundaries of a particular style or object type are based on apparent similarities in visual, stylistic material, or cultural terms.  

February 5, 2015 - 10:00am

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.

December 7, 2014 - 2:15pm

Teacher Workshop: "Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland"

Virgin and child, and man ice skating
March 21, 2015 - 9:00am4:00pm

Spanning a period of more than 400 years, Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, such as Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, have never before been seen in the United States.

March 21, 2015 - 9:00am


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