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art wear
April 30, 2016 -
9:30am4:30pm
Celebrate Bay Area-made wearable art at the de Young in an event, now in its eighth year, with an exciting lineup of top local designers. Meet the makers and shop one-of-a-kind collections at the premier shopping event of the spring.

"Three Gems" Alterations

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to review Three Gems, the “skyspace” sited in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the museum’s new building in 2005.  

Tue, 04/12/2016
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Student Showcase: University of California—Berkeley Student Gallery Talks

Student Showcase: University of California—Berkeley
April 24, 2016 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Join us as we celebrate the 20th Annual Student Showcase, sanctuary. Art history graduate students from UC Berkeley will conduct gallery talks in the permanent collection on the following objects:

Gallery 23, Edward Hicks, The Peaceable Kingdom

Gallery 24, Charles Courtney Curran, Afternoon in the Cluny Garden

Gallery 25, John Frederick Peto, Job Lot Cheap

Gallery 29, Frank Lloyd Wright, Tree of Life Window

Friday Nights at the de Young presents "Sunlit Memories and Dark Gardens"

Friday Nights at the de Young
May 27, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Les Fleurs du Mal:  A Couture Installation by Dark Garden Unique Corsetry. Floral Design by Susan Bell.

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

Image by ShootThatKlown and Leah Vass
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
6:00 pm

Oscar’s Inspirations in Tableaux Vivants: Lovely Flowers, Dangerous Plants and fashion vignettes featuring the artistry of Dark Garden Unique Corsetry.

Photo by FAMSF
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.

Amanita in her garden. "Dangerously Ever After" book cover
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm
Presentation: A Tour of Princess Amanita’s Dangerous Garden by author Dashka Slater
6–6:20 pm and 7:20–7:40 pm
 
Princess Amanita loves dangerous things, especially her garden which is said to be the most dangerous in the world. Glimpse the botanical bonanza that lies in the royal backyard of this most unusual princess—heckleberries, stink lilies, and swinging mace vanes—alongside a variety of other poisonous, prickly, stinky, and downright unpleasant  plants.
Notte Voci. Image courtesy of the artist
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm
Live music by “Notte Voci” and Albert Behar.
6:30–7:15 pm and 7:40–8:30 pm
 
Notte Voci is a professional classically-trained group of singers comprised of 4 artists from various opera and theater companies throughout the Greater Bay Area. They present a program of operatic solos, duets, and ensembles that span opera, musical theater & art songs.
 
About the singers:
 
Soprano Kristin Genis-Lund has performed extensively throughout California.

ViVA MADRE TiERRA: Live music and performances by Carnaval San Francisco

Image created by Amie Valle
May 20, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm
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.

Around the World with Oscar

Behind-the-scenes fitting with Oscar de la Renta, Spring 2013.  Image courtesy of Oscar de la Renta LLC.
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.

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