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Live Music by Violinist Christen Lien

Christen Lien
September 11, 2015 -

Classically-trained violist Christen Lien performs original compositions on viola that are a beautiful and dark fusion of East and West musical traditions, with classical and postmodern influences, and acoustic and electronic sounds. Using guitar effect processors and multiple looping pedals as her tools, Lien performs dynamic and emotive concerts as she constructs compositions layer by layer for her audiences, creating hybrid music and expressive performance art.

September 11, 2015 - 6:30pm

Curator Lecture: "Abstract Expressionist Laments: Robert Motherwell's Elegies and American Art at Mid-Century", by Emma Acker

Robert Motherwell, At Five in the Afternoon, 1950
September 4, 2015 -

Presented in collaboration with the Dedalus Foundation in New York and mounted in celebration of the centennial of the artist’s birth, the exhibition Between Life and Death: Robert Motherwell’s Elegies in Bay Area Collections will present thirteen works by the pioneering Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) from his seminal series Elegies to the Spanish Republic, and will be on view at the de Young Museum from September 5, 2015–March 6,

September 4, 2015 - 7:15pm

Artist Demonstration with Marius Starkey

Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Pass of the Splügen: Sample Study
September 4, 2015 -

Artist Marius Starkey will paint en plein air inspired by the works of J.M.W. Turner in the de  Young's Osher Sculpture Garden.

Marius Starkey responds to the sublime beauty of the light, sky, and trees surrounding the garden using a variety of canvases. Visitors are welcome to draw alongside Marius while the sun sets or the fog drifts in.

September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Sum Total: Learning Math through Art

Gerhard Richter, Strontium, 2004
January 23, 2016 -

Work with Bay Area educators to learn how key middle-school math concepts align with ideas illustrated by works of art in the de Young’s collections. The program will include specific lesson plans and strategies for touring the galleries as self-guided groups. Lessons developed in partnership with the Fusion Project. Space limited to 14 teachers. Deposit required.

January 23, 2016 - 9:00am

Performing the Museum

Teacher Workshop, 2013
November 14, 2015 -

Back by popular demand, learn how to build creative writing skills for students in the 3rd–5th grades by using artworks as inspirations for developing characters, story arcs, and dialogue. Offered in collaboration with StageWrite.

November 14, 2015 - 9:00am

Jewel City: Art from San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition, Educator Workshop

Joseph Raphael, Spring Winds, ca. 1914
October 24, 2015 -

Jewel City reassembles more than 200 works of art that were displayed at the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, including paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs. The centennial celebration of this world’s fair, which showcased innovations, industries, and the arts, features examples illustrating the era’s range of artistic styles and movements.

October 24, 2015 - 9:00am

Visual Thinking Strategies and the Common Core: A Discussion with Philip Yenawine

de Young Museum
November 7, 2015 -

Philip Yenawine, former director of education at New York’s Museum of Modern Art and coauthor of the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) curriculum, will explore the connections between VTS and the Common Core standards for English language arts. Through guided discussions, Yenawine will demonstrate how VTS can, in alignment with the Common Core, produce growth in students’ critical thinking. After the program, he will sign copies of his latest book, Visual Thinking Strategies: Using Art to Deepen Learning Across Disciplines.

November 7, 2015 - 11:00am


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