Words to Know

 \Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665

The following list of words will help prepare your students to discuss the special exhibition Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis  with their classmates and their facilitator at the museum. Please choose those that are developmentally appropriate for your students.

  • Dutch Golden Age

  • Portrait

  • Tronie

  • Still Life

  • Genre scene

  • Landscape

  • Seascape

  • Camera Obscura

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Questions for Viewing & Object Information

These four images support each of the themes described in the Girl with a Pearl: Educational Resources and will serve as anchors for your museum visit. The accompanying questions for students can be used as models for promoting open-ended investigations of the artworks.

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Free Museum Day at the de Young Museum for District 7 Residents

de Young Museum
March 8, 2014 -
9:30am5:15pm

Supervisor Yee and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco would like to invite all District 7 residents to enjoy a day of free general admission at the de Young Museum on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Please bring your ID or a proof of residence (ZIP codes: 94117, 94112, 94116, 94122, 94114, 94127, 94131, and 94132) for free admission to the permanent collection galleries. Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, currently on view at the de Young, wil

Guest Lecture: Learning from Lake George, Dr. Cody Hartley, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Dr. Cody Hartley
March 28, 2014 -
7:00pm8:30pm

The period when Georgia O’Keeffe made regular visits to Lake George is the most productive of her career and coincides with her emergence as a professional artist, admired by critics and the public alike. Yet Modern Nature is the first exhibition to look closely at her work over these years.

Friday Nights at the de Young: Opening Night of Season 10

couple dancing
March 28, 2014 -
5:00pm8:45pm

We open Season 10 of Friday Nights at the de Young with a celebration of the special exhibition Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George.

Ian Kuali'i creates Messenger, a work on paper.
Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

Celebrate these four diverse artists and their installation with light refreshments.

Cut paper is the medium that brings these four artists together, and while each has developed personalized techniques to obtain unique styles and aesthetics, the fundamental materials are the same. Meditative in nature, the cutting of paper is a slow, deliberate, and often solitary practice that lends itself to a magical quality.  In order to create with cut paper, the artist must first destroy, an alchemical process, speaking to the divine dichotomy of creation and destruction.

big band
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Experience the good times of the 1920s and ’30s with music and a free swing dance lesson!

art making activity
Museum Lobby
6:30 pm

Create a mixed-media landscape inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe. Art making takes place every week during Friday Nights at the de Young. Everyone of all ages is encouraged to tap into their creativity.

mountains reflected in lake
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:30 pm

Sit down, relax, and have your vintage portrait taken by the team at Smilebooth and Alfred Steiglitz (portrayed by artist Jeremy Sutton), who photographed Georgia O'Keeffe more than 300 times and made her an icon. 

Dr. Cody Hartley
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

The period when Georgia O’Keeffe made regular visits to Lake George is the most productive of her career and coincides with her emergence as a professional artist, admired by critics and the public alike. Yet Modern Nature is the first exhibition to look closely at her work over these years.

The Visions Series: Film and Conversation with Artist Mildred Howard

Mildred Howard
March 9, 2014 -
2:00pm4:00pm

Known for her sculptural installations and mixed-media assemblages, Howard has received numerous awards from such entities as the San Francisco Art Institute (Adeline Kent Award), the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the California Arts Council (fellowship). Her work has been exhibited internationally, including recent shows in Berlin, Cairo, and Bath, England. Large-scale installations have been mounted at Creative Time and the New Museum, New York; in SITE, San Diego; and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Bouquets to Art Member Viewing Hours

Bouquets to Art
March 20, 2014 -
6:00pm8:00pm

Members enjoy a private viewing experience of Bouquets to Art 2014.

Please note: the de Young will close at 5:15 pm and reopen for Member Viewing Hours.

The Hamon Observation Tower and Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George will not be open. 

The Museum Café will offer an à la carte menu until 7:15 p.m.

Bouquets to Art Member Viewing Hours

Bouquets to Art
March 19, 2014 -
6:00pm8:00pm

Members enjoy an exclusive viewing experience of Bouquets to Art 2014.

Please note the de Young will close at 5:15 pm and reopen for Member Viewing Hours.

The Hamon Observation Tower and Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe at Lake George will not be open. 

The Museum Café will offer an à la carte menu until 7:15 pm.

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