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"Mother Maguey: The Gift of Life", by Artist-in-Residence Viviana Paredes

October 10, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

An artist interested in the intersections of culture and environmental issues, Viviana Paredes is fascinated with the iconic maguey (agave), its mythology, and its many uses. Found throughout the Americas, the maguey has provided the staples of life necessary for human existence for thousands of years. People throughout the Americas use its many medicinal properties, granting the plant mythical powers in myths and stories told through the ages.

October 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

Ruscha’s "A Particular Kind of Heaven" now on view in Gallery 16 at the de Young!

Ed Ruscha’s A Particular Kind of Heaven joins works by El Anatsui and Cornelia Parker currently on view in Gallery 16 at the de Young. An American artist associated with the Pop art and Conceptual art movements, Ruscha (b. 1937) is known for his paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs that record the shifting emblems of American life over the second half of the last century. The artist’s enigmatic texts and images illuminate the poetic possibilities—and prosaic limitations—of written, visual, and verbal communications.

Mon, 09/01/2014
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Lace: Labor and Luxury

Textile Arts Study Center
May 1, 2014November 30, 2014

Lace: Labor and Luxury highlights the artistry of lace and contextualizes this artform within centuries of fashion history. In the small Textile Education Gallery, portraits of fashionable lace-wearing men and women from the holdings of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts are exhibited alongside fine examples of lace from the Department of Textile Arts. Together, these works chronicle the rise and fall of lace in fashion from the 16th through the 19th centuries.

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Entry to this exhibition is included in general admission to the museum.

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 6–17 $6, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Installation view of Lace: Labor and Luxury in the T. B. Walker Foundation Textile Education Gallery at the de Young. Photo by Randy Dodson

Installation view of Lace: Labor and Luxury in the T. B. Walker Foundation Textile Education Gallery at the de Young. Photo by Randy Dodson

Friday Nights at the de Young: Gender-Bending Night

Photograph of "Michelle Backstage" by Anthony Friedkin
October 10, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young presents Two-Spirit poetry readings and Gender-Bending performances in conjunction with Anthony Friedkin: The Gay Essay. 

art making station
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Night at the de Young offers art making to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.

Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

An artist interested in the intersections of culture and environmental issues, Viviana Paredes is fascinated with the iconic maguey (agave), its mythology, and its many uses. Found throughout the Americas, the maguey has provided the staples of life necessary for human existence for thousands of years. People throughout the Americas use its many medicinal properties, granting the plant mythical powers in myths and stories told through the ages.

The Bullycide Project led by CJ Grossman. Photo by Robbie Sweeny.
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:30 pm

CJ Grossman shares community responses about suicide by teens who have been bullied. Through visual aids and conversation she educates visitors about ways to help prevent bullying.

The Bullycide Project 

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Founded in 2008, Queer Rebel Productions asserts the presence and critical contributions of queer people of color, connecting generations and honoring our histories in order to inform our future. The production company emerged out of Kali Boyce’s solo performances as TuffNStuff, Drag King of the Blues, which evoke the spirit of cross-dressing blues performers, paying homage to African American and indigenous legacies of resistance through art. 

Beadwork
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Two-Spirit poetry readings, organized by Kim Shuck and featuring Jewelle Gomez, L. Frank, Nazbah Tom, and others. 

October 10, 2014 - 6:00pm

Friday Nights at the de Young: Presenting Asian Improv Arts

October 3, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

Friday Nights at the de Young presents new work in partnership with Asian Improv Arts

Abstract painting
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

Kelvin Ming Young will demonstrate his painting process, starting with raw canvas, and applying paint with various  staining, dripping, and other techniques.

art making station
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Night at the de Young offers art making to encourage everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.

Kimball Education Gallery
6:00 pm

An artist interested in the intersections of culture and environmental issues, Viviana Paredes is fascinated with the iconic maguey (agave), its mythology, and its many uses. Found throughout the Americas, the maguey has provided the staples of life necessary for human existence for thousands of years. People throughout the Americas use its many medicinal properties, granting the plant mythical powers in myths and stories told through the ages.

Jon Jang
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

To mark the centennial of the California Alien Land Law of 1913, which denied certain populations the right to own land, Jon Jang has been commissioned to compose Oyama Canon in D, a multi-movement work that pays tribute to the Issei (first-generation Japanese immigrants to America) and their contributions to agricultural development in California, as well as their struggle to resist racist alien land laws.

October 3, 2014 - 6:00pm

"Mother Maguey: The Gift of Life", by Artist-in-Residence Viviana Paredes

October 17, 2014 - 6:00pm8:30pm

An artist interested in the intersections of culture and environmental issues, Viviana Paredes is fascinated with the iconic maguey (agave), its mythology, and its many uses. Found throughout the Americas, the maguey has provided the staples of life necessary for human existence for thousands of years. People throughout the Americas use its many medicinal properties, granting the plant mythical powers in myths and stories told through the ages.

October 17, 2014 - 6:00pm

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