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Docent Lecture: "Sunrise to Sunset: Captivating Moments from Childhood to Old Age," Kay Payne

Thomas Hovenden, "The Old Version (also Sunday Afternoon)," 1881
June 4, 2013 -
1:00pm2:00pm

The journey of life includes accomplishments, joy, peacefulness, pleasures, and wisdom—a multiplicity of adventures and aspirations, all achieved in an intricate complexity of hours, days, and years.  It is all of life we explore in this lecture, unforgettable moments that are both surprising and endearing.

Docent Lecture: "Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966," Peggy Gordon

Richard Diebenkorn, "Seawall," 1957
June 30, 2013 -
1:00pm2:00pm

This exhibition examines one of the most complex periods in the distinguished career of Richard Diebenkorn, exploring his shifting conceptions of abstraction and figuration through more than 100 paintings and works on paper. Emphasizing the formal evolution of these diverse pieces and their possible meanings for the artist, the exhibition features key works from the Fine Arts Museums' holdings, as well as loans from many prestigious public and private collections, including that of the Diebenkorn family.

Prix-Fixe Menu

de Young Café
June 28, 2013 -
5:00pm8:15pm

A special prix-fixe menu is offered at the de Young Café beginning at 5 pm. Grab-and-go items are also available until café closes at 8:15 pm.

Art Making for All

Art making for all
June 28, 2013 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Hands-on art making for everyone. These projects help visitors of all ages get up close and personal with the artistic process. Join our museum teaching artists to create an artwork of your own to take home.

Ed Ivey and the North Beach Jass Band

dancers on Friday Night
June 21, 2013 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Celebrate hometown hero Richard Diebenkorn with a group of musicians inspired by Studio 13 Jass Band, the Dixieland jazz ensemble that included Diebenkorn contemporaries and Bay Area Figurative painters Elmer Bischoff and David Park. This classic early jazz/Dixieland combo features Ed Ivey on tuba, Carl Lunceford on banjo, Mike Rinata on trombone, Tom Griesser on clarinet, and others performing music that Studio 13 Jass Band performed, Turk Murphy pieces, and standards in the Jelly Roll Morton tradition.

Special Richard Diebenkorn Lecture

Richard Diebenkorn Figure on Porch, 1959
June 21, 2013 -
7:15pm8:15pm

Gretchen Diebenkorn Grant, daughter of Richard Diebenkorn, will share her insights and thoughts on the life and art of her father. Her lecture will be introduced by Timothy Anglin Burgard, the Ednah Root Curator in Charge of American Art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and co-curator of the exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966.

Art Making for All

Art making for all
June 21, 2013 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Hands-on art making in celebration of the new special exhibition Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966. These projects help visitors of all ages get up close and personal with the artistic process. Join our museum teaching artists to create an artwork of your own to take home.

Prix-Fixe Menu

de Young Café
June 21, 2013 -
5:00pm8:15pm

A special prix-fixe menu is offered at the de Young Café beginning at 5:00 pm. Grab-and-go items are also available until café closes at 8:15 pm.

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