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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.

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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.

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Artist Program 

This month, we are partnering with Kearny Street Workshop, www.kearnystreet.org.

The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation.

Cultural Encounters: Friday Night Soirées with Betty Roi and Her Kingtette, Degas and The Ballet Studio, and closing reception for Jeanine Briggs

July 30, 2010 - 5:00pm8:45pm

Betty Roi and Her Kingtette
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Parisian chanteuse Betty Roi and Her Kingtette presents a collection of popular French songs from the 1930–1960s
Degas at the Ballet Studio 
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Meet “Edgar Degas” as he paints dancers from The Ballet Studio
Closing Reception for Jeanine Briggs
6:00–8:30 p.m. Celebrate July's Artist-in-Residence in the Artist Studio
Hands-on art making for everyone with Mademoiselle Kim
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Create a ballet-figure paper doll just like the dancers Degas painted

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Cultural Encounters: Friday Night Soirées celebrating Birth of Impressionism with Cypress String Quartet, Le Café Peetnik, and DJ Schmeejay

July 23, 2010 - 5:00pm8:45pm

DJ Schmeejay
6:00–8:45 p.m. Fifty years of Pop de Français
Richard Kuhns
6:45 and 7:30 and 8:15 p.m. French accordion music
Cypress String Quartet, “Impressions, Then and Now…”
6:30–8:30 p.m. This quartet captures Impressionism in its musical form
Le Café Peetnik
6:00–8:30 p.m. Relax in le cafe with a delicious tasting of Peet’s Coffee while art and music happen before your eyes
Hands-on art making for everyone with Mademoiselle Kim

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Cultural Encounters: Friday Night Soirées at the de Young: Birth of Impressionism with Litz Plummer and Velocity Circus

July 9, 2010 - 5:00pm8:45pm

Miss Litz Plummer
6:45-7:15 p.m. and 7:45-8:15 p.m. San Francisco’s very own Opera Lady surprises and delights
Velocity Circus
6:25-6:45 p.m. and 7:20-7:40 p.m. Velocity Circus performs art spectacles of the French Impressionist era.
Film screening:“Landmarks of Western Art: Impressionism & Post Impressionism”
7:00 p.m. Featuring the work of Van Gogh and Degas (2006, 50 min)
Hands-on art making for everyone with Mademoiselle Kim

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Cultural Encounters: Friday Night Soirées at the de Young: Mission Muralismo celebrates the Graff Convention

July 2, 2010 - 5:00pm8:45pm

Mission Muralismo celebrates the Graff Convention, organized by Annice Jacoby in partnership with Precita Eyes Muralists
5:00–8:45 p.m. Projections of the stunning street art of the Mission District
7:00–8:30 p.m. Featured presentations by Mission street artists
AudioBraille
6:45–8:45 p.m. Live performance by this music collective
Turrell Resonance at the de Young
6:00, 7:15, and 8:00 p.m. (3 performances) Green Sound presents Myrmyr performing acoustic compositions in and around James Turrell’s “Three Gems”

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June Artists-in-Residence: Michael Horse and Kim Shuck

June 2, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 3, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 5, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 6, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 9, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 10, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 12, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 13, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 16, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 17, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 19, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 20, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 23, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 24, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 26, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 27, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm

Over and Out Past the Lines: The Arts of Michael Horse and Kim Shuck

Beadwork, ledger art, and poetry are all social art forms, and all of them catalogue and describe the eras in which they are created. Michael and Kim intend to bring their voices and their communities into the Kimball Gallery and into an intense dialogue with one other and with the guests, structures, and collected works of the de Young Museum. Both artists actively seek reverence and irreverence in their process.

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June Artists-in-Residence: Michael Horse and Kim Shuck

June 2, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 4, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 11, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 18, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm
June 25, 2010 - 1:00pm8:45pm

Over and Out Past the Lines: The Arts of Michael Horse and Kim Shuck

Beadwork, ledger art, and poetry are all social art forms, and all of them catalogue and describe the eras in which they are created. Michael and Kim intend to bring their voices and their communities into the Kimball Gallery and into an intense dialogue with one other and with the guests, structures, and collected works of the de Young Museum. Both artists actively seek reverence and irreverence in their process.

This event is expired.

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