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Artist Fellow Monique Jenkinson

September 5, 2012September 30, 2012

 

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The Artist Fellows project has been generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation’s Innovation Fund and the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. 

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums.

Cultural Encounters Friday Nights at the de Young is generously funded by The Hearst Foundations and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.

Tamar Assaf, August Artist-in-Residence

August 1, 2012September 2, 2012

Bay Invaders: Non-Native Species are Changing the San Francisco Bay Ecosystem

 

In a replica of her own studio, Tamar Assaf invites visitors to engage in a hands-on activity to experience her creative process of research, preparation, creation and presentation of artwork.

Assaf's artwork is a subtle social and ecological commentary on the environment, raising awareness of human influence on animals in the wild and how entire ecosystems function as a delicate balance of interdependencies.

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The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums.

Cultural Encounters Friday Nights at the de Young is generously funded by The Hearst Foundations and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.

The African Diaspora | "Love Letters from the Harlem Renaissance"

July 20, 2012 -
7:00pm8:00pm

C. Derrick Jones of the dance/aerial group Catch Me Bird presents a lecture on his uncle Aaron Douglas, one of the pioneers of the Harlem Renaissance, whose work is the foundation and inspiration for Off the Walls, the project Catch Me Bird is creating with Artist Fellow Sarah Wilson.

Presented by the de Young with Z Space and Stags' Leap Winery

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Open Process with Monique Jenkinson (aka Fauxnique)

September 5, 2012 -
1:00pm5:00pm

Monique Jenkinson and collaborators choreograph, write, and rehearse new work inspired by Rudolf Nureyev, subject of an exhibition at the de Young opening in Fall 2012. This work in progress will be presented as a final performance in Instrument

Visitors are welcome to visit the gallery and witness a rehearsal in progress. 

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Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

October 6, 2012February 17, 2013

This special exhibition is dedicated to the life and work of the legendary dancer and choreographer Rudolf Nureyev (1938–1993). It will showcase more than 80 costumes and 50 photographs from the dancer’s personal collection, entrusted to the Centre national du costume de scène, France, by the Rudolf Nureyev Foundation, and will incorporate key loans from active ballet companies.

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Adults $20, seniors 65+ $17, students with current ID $16, youths 6–17 $10, members and children 5 and under free.

Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking and private tours. Contact the group sales office at groupsales@famsf.org or 415.750.3620.

Organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with the Centre national du costume de scène, France. 

Major Patron

The Bernard Osher Foundation

Sponsor
Fashion Group Foundation of San Francisco

Nureyev Circle
Rudolf Nureyev Dance Foundation

Media Sponsors
SF Weekly
KFOG

Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance

Costume by Nicholas Giorgiadis for Rudolf Nureyev in the role of Prince Florimond inSleeping Beauty, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, 1966 (left) and costume by Ezio Frigerio and Mauro Pagaono for Rudolf Nureyev in the role of Romeo, Romeo and Juliet, London Ballet Festival, 1977 (right). Collection CNCS/Rudolf Nureyev Foundation. Photographs by Pascal François/CNCS

Sacred Images and Chiefly Works from Central Polynesia

November 30, 2011August 30, 2012

This exhibition of 20 rare works created, used and collected in the late 18th century and first decades of the 19th century in the Cook Islands, Austral Islands and the Society Islands highlights natural materials and artistic techniques used to create images of worship, sacred objects and everyday articles. One of the most compelling aspects of these works is their variety of realistic and highly abstracted figurative forms. All of the works in this exhibition have multivalent stories to reveal.

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Fan handle, Central Cook Islands, early 19th century, wood, 17 x 2 1/4 in.

Chuck Close and Crown Point Press: Prints and Processes

Anderson Gallery
July 7, 2012October 14, 2012

The year 2012 marks a milestone for Crown Point Press, Chuck Close and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The Press, recognized for its importance as a print workshop specializing in etching, celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding by Kathan Brown in 1962. Chuck Close made his first print, the landmark mezzotint Keith, at the press 10 years later in 1972, breaking artistic ground for the photo-realist artist and initiating a long relationship with the Press.

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Chuck Close "Keith"

Left: Chuck Close, Trial Proof for Keith, 1972. Mezzotint. Crown Point Press Archive, Museum purchase, Bequest of Whitney Warren, Jr. in memory of Mrs. Adolph B. Spreckels. 1991.28.98. Right: Chuck Close, Working Proof for Keith, 1972. Mezzotint. Foundation purchase, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions. 2011.1

Artist Fellow Sarah Wilson

July 5, 2012July 28, 2012

Bay Area composer, trumpeter, singer, and songwriter Sarah Wilson writes music that is "evocative, elegant, and comfortably familiar all at once" (Time Out NY).  Her diverse style has evolved through working in jazz, theater, film, animation, dance, and performance art.  For her fellowship, Wilson will create and premiere Off the Walls, a site-specific collaborative performance featuring choreography by Los Angeles -- based dance company Catch Me Bird.

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This project has been generously funded by the James Irvine Foundation's Innovation Fund and The Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. Additional funding for the commission and production of the Off the Walls world premiere is made possible by The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation and The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 2010 Composer Collaboration Awards Program, the Scripps Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and an ARC grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation.The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums.

Cultural Encounters Friday Nights at the de Young is generously funded by The Hearst Foundations and The Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.

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