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Docent Lecture: "Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance," Julia Geist

Rudolf Nureyev in La Bayadère, 1974
December 29, 2012 -
1:00pm2:00pm

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993) with more than 70 costumes and an assortment of photographs from the dancer’s personal collection, on loan from the Centre national du costume de scène, France, as well as additional loans from leading ballet companies. The Soviet-born Nureyev was a rising star in his native country before he defected in 1961. He was soon recognized worldwide as the most magnificent and charismatic dancer of his time.

Docent Lecture: "The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism," Ellen Harden

Washerwomen, Arles 1888 by Paul Gauguin
December 8, 2012 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Major works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, are featured in this exhibition. A pioneering figure in the modern entertainment, communications, and news industries, Paley was the founder of CBS and a dedicated philanthropist and patron of the arts. Selections from his collection, on view at the de Young, range from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s and are strong in artists from the French School of Modernism.

Docent Lecture: "The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism," Rita Dunlay

Washerwomen, Arles 1888 by Paul Gauguin
December 4, 2012 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Major works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, are featured in this exhibition. A pioneering figure in the modern entertainment, communications, and news industries, Paley was the founder of CBS and a dedicated philanthropist and patron of the arts. Selections from his collection, on view at the de Young, range from the late nineteenth century through the 1960s and are strong in artists from the French School of Modernism.

Docent Lecture: "Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance," Jim Kohn

Rudolf Nureyev in La Bayadère, 1974
December 8, 2012 -
2:15pm3:00pm

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993) with more than 70 costumes and an assortment of photographs from the dancer’s personal collection, on loan from the Centre national du costume de scène, France, as well as additional loans from leading ballet companies. The Soviet-born Nureyev was a rising star in his native country before he defected in 1961. He was soon recognized worldwide as the most magnificent and charismatic dancer of his time.

Docent Lecture: "Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance," Jim Kohn

Rudolf Nureyev in La Bayadère, 1974
December 8, 2012 -
2:15pm3:00pm

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993) with more than 70 costumes and an assortment of photographs from the dancer’s personal collection, on loan from the Centre national du costume de scène, France, as well as additional loans from leading ballet companies. The Soviet-born Nureyev was a rising star in his native country before he defected in 1961. He was soon recognized worldwide as the most magnificent and charismatic dancer of his time.

Docent Lecture: "Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance," Jim Kohn

Rudolf Nureyev in La Bayadère, 1974
December 8, 2012 -
2:15pm3:00pm

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993) with more than 70 costumes and an assortment of photographs from the dancer’s personal collection, on loan from the Centre national du costume de scène, France, as well as additional loans from leading ballet companies. The Soviet-born Nureyev was a rising star in his native country before he defected in 1961. He was soon recognized worldwide as the most magnificent and charismatic dancer of his time.

Native American Poetry Series

December 15, 2012 -
1:00pm3:00pm

Native American Poetry Series, organized by Kim Shuck, featuring readings by L. Frank, Indira Allegra, Sherry Wilson, and Nazbah Tom

Immediately following the poetry reading you are invited to join us for the opening reception for Artist-in-Residence Melissa S. Cody from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

L. Frank is a Tongva-Acjachemen artist, writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and indigenous language activist. Frank’s drawings and humor are featured in the book Acorn Soup. Her work is shown, discussed, spoken, repeated, and enjoyed in many places.

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