The 2010 Elizabeth and Lewis K. Land Memorial Lecture

October 30, 2010 - 10:00am

"Go to the Mountain and Bring Back my Boulder: How Olmec Rulers Acquired Stone for Their Colossal Heads"

Presented by Richard A. Diehl, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama

Olmec architects and artists produced the earliest monumental structures and sculptures in Mexico, including enormous basalt portrait heads of their rulers that weighed as much as 24 tons.

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Friday Nights at the de Young Season Five Finale!

November 26, 2010 - 5:00pm8:45pm

Classical Revolution
6:15–6:45 and 7:35–8:05 p.m.
Wilsey Court

Live music of the Post-Impressionist era featuring Jory Fankuchen, violin; Rachel Noyes, violin; Charith Premawardhana, viola; Sam van Loon, cello. Tonight's program will include:

Claude Debussy: String Quartet in G Minor, opus 10
Johannes Brahms: String Quartet in A Minor, opus 51 number 2

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Starry Night Over the Bay with the San Francisco Bay Guardian

November 12, 2010 - 6:00pm8:45pm

Starry Night Over the Bay presented by the de Young Museum and the San Francisco Bay Guardian, hosted by MC Meklit Hadero.
6:00–8:45 p.m.

Live music by the Bitter Honeys
7:00–8:00 p.m.
Bay Area darlings The Bitter Honeys perform their own original songs, inspired by the vocal harmony groups of the early and mid 1960s.

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"Chihuly: Fire & Light" Premiere Screening and Q&A

October 29, 2010 - 7:00pm

In a special premiere film screening of Chihuly: Fire and Light (58 minutes), observe Dale Chihuly at work with his team as he conceives and installs his most ambitious exhibition to date, Chihuly at the de Young. This documentary reveals the complexity and depth of Chihuly’s 40-year investigation into his preferred medium of glass. Viewed by more than 400,000 people, the exhibition set an attendance record for the museum.

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Docent Tour: Photography Gallery—Developed and Undeveloped: Photographic Landscapes

October 24, 2010 - 12:30pm1:30pm
October 31, 2010 - 12:30pm1:30pm
November 7, 2010 - 12:30pm1:30pm
November 14, 2010 - 12:30pm1:30pm
November 21, 2010 - 12:30pm1:30pm
November 28, 2010 - 12:30pm1:30pm
December 5, 2010 - 12:30pm1:30pm
December 12, 2010 - 12:30pm1:30pm
December 19, 2010 - 12:30pm1:30pm
December 26, 2010 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 2, 2011 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 9, 2011 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 16, 2011 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 23, 2011 - 12:30pm1:30pm
January 30, 2011 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Explore the photography gallery on a free tour led by FAMSF docents. Tours meet in Wilsey Court. 

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