ArtPoint presents French Kiss: Bastille Day Celebration

July 14, 2010 - 7:00pm11:00pm

ArtPoint presents French Kiss: Bastille Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 14, from 7–11 pm. Toast the storming of the Bastille and the dawn of the modern era with ArtPoint for a night of revelry and after-hours viewing of Birth of Impressionism. Please your palate with light, French-inspired fare and an array of specialty drinks from our open bar, including some deliciously unique absinthe cocktails. Expand your knowledge of European art and lose all inhibition on the dance floor with music from Bardot A Go Go.

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Lecture: "Carriers of Tradition in the Philippines: Kalinga Baskets and T’boli Textiles"

October 16, 2010 - 10:00am12:00pm

Fides Enriquez and Dr. Ramon Silvestre are co-directors of Pacific Ethnographic, a Heritage Preservation Research Trust. They will discuss the juxtapositions of artisans among the indigenous Kalinga tribe weaving baskets on the northern island of Luzon, with the T’boli tribeswomen weaving banana fiber textiles on the southern island of Mindinao. Both of these rich traditions are threatened by the encroachments of modern technology and the economic pressures faced by indigenous peoples.

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Cultural Encounters: Friday Night Soirées at the de Young presents Me-di-ate Green Sound finale and Degas in the Ballet Studio

August 13, 2010 - 5:00pm8:45pm

Me-di-ate Green Sound presents The Drift
6:30 and 7:45 p.m. Avant-garde jazz band The Drift responds to Birth of Impressionism.
Degas in the Ballet Studio 
6:00–8:30 p.m. “Degas” paints classical ballet students from The Ballet Studio.
Hands-on art making for everyone with Mademoiselle Kim
6:30–8:30 p.m. Create an animal or creature from recycled materials
August Artist-in-Residence Alexandra Blum, Silhouettes and Conversations: Articulating a Communal Vision

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Cultural Encounters: Friday Night Soirées presents Mission Muralismo films "Piece by Piece" and "Quality of Life," Amaldecor, and Alexandra Blum

August 6, 2010 - 5:00pm8:45pm

Mission Muralismo Film Series, organized by Annice Jacoby in partnership with Precita Eyes Muralists
6:00–8:30 p.m. images of the stunning street art of the Mission district
5:30–8:45 p.m. Film series: Piece by Piece and Quality of Life
6:30–8:30 p.m. Traditional music from the French Gypsy, Eastern European, and American Jazz styles
Hands-on art making for everyone with Mademoiselle Kim
6:30–8:30 p.m. Create a stencil and use it to make your own version of street art

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To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color

July 31, 2010January 9, 2011

To Dye For features over 50 textiles and costumes from the Fine Arts Museums’ comprehensive collection of textiles from Africa, Asia and the Americas. A truly cross-cultural presentation, the exhibition showcases objects from diverse cultures and historical periods, including a tie-dyed mantle from the Wari-Nasca culture of pre-Hispanic Peru (500–900 A.D.), a paste-resist Mongolian felt rug from the 15th–17th century and a group of stitch-resist dyed 20th-century kerchiefs from the Dida people of the Ivory Coast.


To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and supported by Olive and Bruce Baganz, Dr. Donald Breyer, Mary F. Connors, Dr. Guido Goldman, Harry and Diane Greenberg, Thomas Murray, Francesca Passalacqua and Don Ed Hardy, S. Peter Poullada and Nancy Sheppard, San Francisco Tribal, and Fifi White. Additional support provided by Britex Fabrics, Judith and Reed Content, Barbara and Dolph Shapiro, and Peter and Beverly Sinton.

Left: Mat (mosen) for the tea ceremony, 19th century. Mongolia or China for the Japanese market Wool; felted, resist dyeing (tie-dye). Right: Felt rug, 15th–17th century, Mongolia. Wool; felt, stencil-resist dyed

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September Artists-in-Residence: Kearny Street Workshop

Kearny Street Workshop
September 1, 2010October 3, 2010

Transforming Fictions

Kearny Street Workshop is pleased to present four artists at the de Young's Artist Studio, who epitomize the kind of creative practices that we exist to nurture. Since 1972, the mission of Kearny Street Workshop has been to produce, present and promote art that empowers Asian Pacific American artists and communities. The interdisciplinary projects being developed at the de Young encompass poetry, prose, dance, film, visual arts and music – reflecting our support for literary, performing and visual arts alike.

Artist Program 

This month, we are partnering with Kearny Street Workshop,

The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation.


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