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Friday Nights at the de Young and the Native American Program Advisory Committee present Two Spirits: Contemporary Custodians of the Ancient Art of Gender Blending

May 27, 2011 -
6:00pm8:45pm

Cultural Encounters: Friday Nights at the de Young and the de Young Native American Program Advisory Committee proudly present Two Spirits: Contemporary Custodians of the Ancient Art of Gender Blending. ”Two-spirit” is a modern term that describes Native Americans who express both masculinity and femininity.  

Wilsey Court
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Live musical performances by Avotcja, Kanyon Sayers-Roods, and Storm Miguel Florez.

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Friday Nights at the de Young, in partnership with the San Francisco Bay Guardian, presents “Beauty and the Beat,” in celebration of Balenciaga and Spain

May 13, 2011 -
6:00pm8:45pm

Wilsey Court                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
6:00–8:45 p.m.

Join us for a wild night of flamenco dance and Spanish music, and indulge in our Beauty Bar and other tasty activities such as the popular art-making table. Check out the Facebook event here.

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Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669). The Shell (Conus Marmoreus) (detail), 1650. Etching, drypoint and engraving. Museum purchase, gift of Dr. T. Edward and Tullah Hanley by exchange, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund and Anonymous Bequest. 1997.42

The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts (AFGA) is the department responsible for the Museums’ collection of works of art on paper: prints, drawings and artist books. Selections from the collection are exhibited in rotating exhibitions in specially designated galleries at the de Young and the Legion of Honor, while the remainder of the collection is stored in the department’s state-of-the-art facilities located at the Legion of Honor, along with the Museums’ collection of Photography.

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Lecture by Dr. John E. Clark, "Olmec Rituals and Beliefs"

April 30, 2011 -
10:00am10:30am

Jade artifacts have provided critical direct and indirect evidence for reconstructing parts of Olmec rituals and beliefs. This presentation surveys the range of Olmec jade artifacts and their functions and meanings, with a focus on jade axes and their non-utilitarian uses. Jade objects were placed in special offerings and burials.  Others are depicted on stone monuments or inscribed with special depictions themselves.

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