Member for a Day

visitors having fun at the de Young Museum in San Francisco California
June 16, 2018 - 9:30am5:00pm

Membership means more adventures in new places! An annual Bay Area tradition, Member for Day invites members of participating cultural institutions to explore the membership experience at other institutions for free. Members of the de Young and Legion of Honor receive a visit for two at the following locations:

Docent Lecture: "Cult of the Machine: Influence on Art and Culture", by Julia Geist

Charles Sheeler, Rolling Power, 1939
April 15, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism—a style that emerged in America in the teens and flourished during the 1920s and 1930s—reconciled realism with abstraction, and wed European art movements, such as Purism, Cubism, and Futurism, to American subject matter to create a streamlined, “machined” aesthetic with themes ranging from the urban and industrial to the pastoral.

Docent Lecture: "Cult of the Machine: Influence on Art and Culture", by Julia Geist

Charles Sheeler, "Rolling Power,"1939
April 8, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism—a style that emerged in America in the teens and flourished during the 1920s and 1930s—reconciled realism with abstraction, and wed European art movements, such as Purism, Cubism, and Futurism, to American subject matter to create a streamlined, “machined” aesthetic with themes ranging from the urban and industrial to the pastoral.

Docent Lecture: "Faith in the Machine: American Art between the Wars", by Gretchen Turner

Charles Sheeler, "Classic Landscape," 1931
April 3, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism—a style that emerged in America in the teens and flourished during the 1920s and 1930s—reconciled realism with abstraction, and wed European art movements, such as Purism, Cubism, and Futurism, to American subject matter to create a streamlined, “machined” aesthetic with themes ranging from the urban and industrial to the pastoral.

Future Humans: A conversation between Hao Jingfang and Kim Stanley Robinson, moderated by John Markoff

Charles Sheeler, Rolling Power, 1939
April 8, 2018 - 3:00pm4:00pm

The exhibition Cult of the Machine looks at the ways in which artists imagined the impacts of massive technological shifts on society. Our present moment provokes similar responses about the relationship of man and machine, in all art forms, perhaps most speculatively in the realm of science fiction. Three world-renowned writers gather to consider how aspects of this technological revolution conjure possibilities of unforeseen futures. What will futures humans be like?

Fashion Diplomacy: The Unspoken Rule of International Relations

Dinner of the First Ladies and Queen of Belguim at the royal castle in Brussels, Belgium
September 28, 2018 - 7:00pm8:00pm

Join Stephan Rabimov, Director of Fashion Journalism & Social Media Center at the Academy of Art University, as he examines the role of fashion in cultural diplomacy during an era of economic globalization, nationalist movements, and Instagram.

From the Olympic Games to the First Ladies' wardrobes, among other exciting case studies, Rabimov will survey fashion's specific cultural messages and its impact on national identity and international perceptions.

"All the Women in My Family Sing:" Poetry, Spoken Word, and Book Signing

From the cover of "All the Women in My Family Sing," courtesy of Grace Jang, 2018
March 25, 2018 - 2:00pm3:00pm

Since the Women’s March took place in January 2017, there has been a growing sense of solidarity among women who refuse to be silenced. What began as a protest among women from every racial and socio-economic background has evolved into a full-fledged social and political movement. As human rights and justice are being challenged around the world, this monumental and timely collection of poetry and prose raises the voices of women of color. 

Cinemascope: Cult of the Machine

Charles Sheeler "Classic Landscape," 1931
May 4, 2018 - 10:00am

Cinemascope is a new film series for Enthusiast and Partner members of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. We hope you’ll join us for our inaugural celebration of the silver screen in conjunction with the special exhibition Cult of the Machine (March 24–August 12, de Young). Like the works of art in that exhibition, these films examine the relationships between human and machine.

Cinemascope: Cult of the Machine

Charles Sheeler "Classic Landscape," 1931
May 2, 2018 - 10:00am

Cinemascope is a new film series for Enthusiast and Partner members of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. We hope you’ll join us for our inaugural celebration of the silver screen in conjunction with the special exhibition Cult of the Machine (March 24–August 12, de Young). Like the works of art in that exhibition, these films examine the relationships between human and machine.

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