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Docent Lecture: "Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis," Maureen O'Brien

Girl with a Pearl Earring
May 7, 2013 -
2:15pm3:15pm

The de Young is the first venue in the US tour of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. This jewel box of a museum houses one of the world's most prestigious collections of paintings from the Dutch Golden Age and is lending a large body of works for the first time in nearly 30 years. The exhibition features 35 paintings representing the range of subjects and techniques characteristic of 17th-century painting in the Dutch Republic.

A Conversation with Tracy Chevalier, Author of "Girl with a Pearl Earring"

Tracy Chevalier
March 28, 2013 -
10:00am11:00am

You’re invited to a lively conversation between renowned novelist Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl with a Pearl Earring, and Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco's Assistant Curator of European art, Melissa Buron. Joining us from London, England, via Google Hangout, Chevalier will discuss Vermeer’s iconic painting, the inspiration for her wildly popular novel and the subsequent film version starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.

"Proust + Vermeer" Film Screening & Special Lecture

April 12, 2013 -
6:15pm8:30pm

Film Screening
6:15 p.m.
Proust + Vermeer 
(Dir. Richard Voorhees, 30 mins., in French with English subtitles)

Arguably the greatest French writer of the 20th century, Marcel Proust was a huge admirer of Vermeer, and he wove many observations about the painter into his novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, or Remembrance of Things Past) Some are laughable and some profound.

Docent Lecture, "From Here to Eternity: Honoring our Ancestors in Africa, Oceania, and the Americas," Martha Walker

Stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw, 761 AD
April 21, 2013 -
2:15pm3:15pm

How and why do we remember our ancestors? Do we know who they are? This presentation starts to answer those questions as it explores how African, Mesoamerican, and Oceanic cultures revere their ancestors through art.

8th Annual Discarded to Divine Fashion Showcase | Friday Nights at the de Young

April 12, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

This spring, join us on the “plein” for season 9 of Friday Nights at the de Young and celebrate the museum’s collections along with Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt’s Century

Art-making for all
Museum Lobby
6:00–8:30 p.m.
Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibitions! This age-inclusive project helps everyone get up close and personal to the artistic process. Join our museum artists in creating a project of your own to take home.

6:00 pm

Personal Letters: Expressing Ourselves through a Mixed-Media Dialogue
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1:00–5:00 p.m., plus Fridays 6-8:45 p.m.

de Young Artist-in-Residence Susan Tonkin Riegel is a mixed-media artist who loves the language of symbols and archetypes. Her spontaneous and intuitive process records glimpses of her personal life and dreams.

6:15 pm

Film Screening
6:15 p.m.
Proust + Vermeer 
(Dir. Richard Voorhees, 30 mins., in French with English subtitles)

Arguably the greatest French writer of the 20th century, Marcel Proust was a huge admirer of Vermeer, and he wove many observations about the painter into his novel À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time, or Remembrance of Things Past) Some are laughable and some profound.

Film Screening: "Girl with a Pearl Earring" (2003)

Girl with a Pearl Earring
March 29, 2013 -
7:00pm8:30pm

This is the fictionalized account of how Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s most famous work might have come to be, told from the point of view of Griet (Scarlett Johansson), a teenage girl who leaves her family's care in the country to become a servant for the Vermeer household in the comparatively bustling, canal-laden burgh of Delft. She catches the eye of the taciturn, reclusive Vermeer (Colin Firth), and over a period of time, he begins to craft her portrait.

Spring Has Sprung! Opening Night of Season 9 | Friday Nights at the de Young

March 29, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

This spring, join us for season 9 of Friday Nights at the de Young and celebrate the museum’s collections as well as the special exhibitions Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis and Rembrandt’s Century.

Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art “happenings” that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a delicious Friday Nights prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the observation tower is open until 8 pm. Artist Fellows, Artists-in-Residence, curators, scholars, and arts educators all play an active role in making Friday Nights an engaging museum experience for all.

5:00 pm

June 6–July 1
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 1:00–5:00 pm
Fridays 5:00–8:30 pm

Closing Reception on Friday, March 29 from 5:00–8:30 pm. Refreshments served while they last.

Join artists Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth as they spend a month in the Artist Studio to collaborate on a new tapestry. Visitors' input will be incorporated into the final design. 

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CLASH Scavenger Hunts
6:00 pm

Tip-toe with CLASH SF through the tulips in the Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden for a treasure hunt using traditional maps and new tools for navigation. Youngsters and adults alike will be delighted when they discover goodies celebrating spring scattered about the lawn. Don't forget to find the delectable Ghirardelli chocolates (while supplies last)!

Art making for all
6:00 pm

Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibits! This projects helps everyone of all ages get up close and personal to the artistic process. Join our museum artists in creating a project of your own to take home.

Drawing in Vermeer's studio
6:00 pm

Live classical drawing and portraiture, inspired by the exhibitions, for the public with Rick Rodrigues from City College of San Francisco. Take your turn at drawing a live model. Sketch pads and pencils will be offered.

Mads Tolling
6:45 pm

Friday Nights kicks off the season with a special guest performer from the star-studded cast of Steve Silver's Beach Blanket Babylon from 6:45–7 pm, followed by the distinctive sounds of the Mads Tolling Quartet, which integrates the violin into the traditional jazz combo, from 7–8:30 pm

Girl with a Pearl Earring
7:00 pm

This is the fictionalized account of how Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer’s most famous work might have come to be, told from the point of view of Griet (Scarlett Johansson), a teenage girl who leaves her family's care in the country to become a servant for the Vermeer household in the comparatively bustling, canal-laden burgh of Delft. She catches the eye of the taciturn, reclusive Vermeer (Colin Firth), and over a period of time, he begins to craft her portrait.

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