Frescomania: Bay Area and Beyond
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Fridays (except November 30), 6:00–8:45 p.m.
Frescomania: Bay Area and Beyond
Crown Point Press at 50 marks the press’s 50th anniversary and features prints by 15 internationally renowned artists made at the press over the course of five decades. Some, such as Robert Bechtle and Wayne Thiebaud, have returned to the press throughout their careers; others, including Darren Almond, Chris Ofili, and Kiki Smith, are more recent additions to the roster. All share an enthusiasm for expanding their artistic practice by making prints.
L: Wayne Thiebaud, Tide Figures, 2006. Color drypoint with hardground etching printed on gampi paper chine collé. Crown Point Press Archive, gift of Crown Point Press. Art © Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. R: Robert Bechtle, Three Houses on Pennsylvania Avenue, 2011. Color soft-ground etching with aquatint. Published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Collection of Crown Point Press
To celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the studio glass movement, the Fine Arts Museums will present a small-focus exhibition of works by some of the medium’s pioneering artists, drawn from the collection of George and Dorothy Saxe and installed along the corridor adjacent to the Saxe Gallery for contemporary craft arts. To show both the artists’ personal evolutions and the evolution of the movement, the six-case installation will display an early and a late work each by Harvey Littleton, Dominick Labino, Dale Chihuly, William Morris, Thomas Patti, and Mark Peiser.
Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
L: Harvey K. Littleton, 300 Rotated Elipsoid, 1980. Blown glass. FAMSF, partial gift of Dorothy and George Saxe to the Fine Arts Museums Foundation. R: Dominick Labino, Emergence in Polychrome, 1981. Blown glass. Partial gift of Dorothy and George Saxe to the Fine Arts Museums Foundation
Ensemble Parallèle collaborates with the de Young Museum's Friday Nights at the de Young series to present an evening of contemporary opera. Join sopranos Maya Kherani and Kelly Rubinsohn, mezzo-soprano Erin Neff, bass-baritone John Bischoff, and pianist Keisuke Nakagoshi as they perform selected arias and ensembles from operas by Britten, Adamo, Weill, Golijov, Harbison, Floyd, Barber, Ravel, Previn, and Perla. Enjoy the open space of the de Young's Wilsey Court, where the music will resonate among the museum's thought-provoking permanent collection works.
The Americano Social Club is led by Michael Zisman on mandolin and features guitarist Jason Vanderford and bassist Joe Kyle Jr. as they play music for la dolce vita: a mix of romantic and eclectic melodies from all over the world. You might hear music once played by Django Reinhardt or Louis Armstrong.
Artist Fellow Monique Jenkinson performs excerpts from her work-in-progress Instrument. Since the beginning of September, Jenkinson and her three choreographic collaborators have been working in the museum in an experimental process inspired in part by Rudolf Nureyev: a Life in Dance. The result, her new dance-based solo performance Instrument, premieres November 29 at CounterPULSE. Please join us for a glimpse into her process.
Native American Poetry Series organized by Kim Shuck.
Museum artists create a themed project every week for all to enjoy! Be creative and take your own creation home with you.
Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by a parent.
Inspiration by Tiit Helimets
This evening features a multifaceted installation inspired by Estonia, the home country of Tiit Helimets, including the premiere of Blue, Black and White.
Part I: Film screening of Eastern Odyssey
This film chronicles the journey of Helimets back to Estonia with a group of dancers from San Francisco Ballet, Ballet San Jose, and Milwaukee Ballet. Directed by Quinn Wharton
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