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Doing & Viewing Art

July 14, 2012 -

Doing and Viewing Art (ages 4-12). Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

July 14: Chuck Close and Crown Point Press

Upcoming Saturday Programs:

July 21: Nature Perfected: A Look at American Landscapes

July 28: Crafted Creatures: Animal Sculptures from Around the World

August 4: Colorful Canines

August 11: To Fool the Eye (Trompe L'oeil)

August 18: Wonders of Line and Shadow: The Sculpture of Ruth Asawa

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Docent Lecture: "On Common Ground: The Fertile Landscape," Ellen Harden

Frederic Edwin Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics, 1866
July 3, 2012 -

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund Highlighting key moments in the landscape tradition from the 16th century up to today, this lecture explores the relationship between the artist and the land through a selection of paintings, many from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums. These works demonstrate the variety of techniques and styles that make the landscape tradition so rich.





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Docent Lecture: "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk," Gretchen Turner

Jean Paul Gaulter fishnet tights
July 3, 2012 -

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present the first major exhibition devoted to the celebrated French designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Dubbed fashion's enfant terrible, Gaultier catapulted into the fashion scene of the late 1970s, upending the status quo with his unconventional approach and deriving inspiration from television, film, music, and street culture.




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Achenbach Graphic Arts Council’s Young Collectors Launch Party at Ferrous Studios

Working Proof for Keith by Chuck Close
September 22, 2012 -

Please join us at the launch dinner of our Young Collectors group. We do not have an age limit for this new group but hope that anyone who is interested in art and learning about collecting will join us!

Cocktails and Dinner at Ferrous Studios

Celebrating 50 years of Crown Point Press with guest speaker Valerie Wade, director of Crown Point Press.

Young Collectors membership supports the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Prints and Drawings department of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Reception for Andy Diaz Hope + Laurel Roth

June 29, 2012 -

June 6–July 1
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 1:00–5:00 pm
Fridays 5:00–8:30 pm

Closing Reception on Friday, March 29 from 5:00–8:30 pm. Refreshments served while they last.

Join artists Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth as they spend a month in the Artist Studio to collaborate on a new tapestry. Visitors' input will be incorporated into the final design. 


From the artists:

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Bouquets to Art 2013

Bouquets to Art
March 19, 2013 -
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March 23, 2013 -

Save the dates! More information will be posted at a later time.

Bouquets to Art 2013
March 19–23

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La Milonga de Gaultier | Tango with Trio Garufa and TangoCalifia

Trio Garufa at the de Young
July 27, 2012 -

6:00–8:30 p.m.
Celebrate the romance and sensuality of Jean Paul Gaultier with Argentine tango in a whirl of music, dance, love, and fashion presented by Trio Garufa and TangoCalifia.

This evening features a variety of tango dancers on stage from 6:00 to 6:45 and live music by Trio Garufa (6:45–7:15 and 7:45–8:15 p.m.).

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The African Diaspora | Live Music

July 20, 2012 -

Jean Paul Gaultier has found inspiration from cultures all over the world, and Africa has played a leading role. In the final weeks of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, Friday Nights at the de Young pays tribute to these rich influences by bringing in music and dance from cultures that have inspired Gaultier. This evening focuses on Africa, featuring traditional African Manding music and its American offshoots with song and dance in Wilsey Court.

Sunugal West African Ensemble

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