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April Artist-in-Residence: Susan Tonkin Riegel

April 3, 2013 -
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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.

From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection

May 4, 2013August 4, 2013

Drawn from the Museums’ extensive collection of textile arts, this delightful selection represents 15 centuries of textile arts and includes finely detailed English embroideries, playful Spanish laces, magnificent tapestries, and a set of elaborate French ecclesiastical vestments from the reign of Louis XIV. Allegorical imagery serves as the overarching theme of the exhibition, which further explores the subjects of exoticism, mythology, religious symbolism, and the fantasized animal world.

Location 
The Audience of the Emperor

J. B. Blin de Fontenay, G. L. Vernansal, Baptiste Monnoyer, Phillipe Behagle Atelier (maker), The Audience of the Emperor (or The Chinese Prince's Audience), 1722–1723. France, Beauvais. Wool, silk; tapestry weave. 125 x 198 inches. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Collection. 59.49.1 

17th Annual New Generations Student Showcase | Friday Nights at the de Young

Everyday Worlds: Interiors and Exteriors
April 19, 2013 -
5:00pm8:45pm

College and university students were invited by the de Young New Generations Student and Faculty Advisory Committee to submit proposals of visual art, film, music, or performance art inspired by the special exhibitions and the permanent collection at the de Young. View their work at the de Young, only on April 19.

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.

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.

7:00 pm

"The Engaging Gaze: Portraiture from Leonardo to Vermeer," Sunnie Evers

What transforms a painting into a celebrity?  Leonardo¹s Mona Lisa and Vermeer¹s Girl with a Pearl Earring each create a dynamic visual relationship that engages the viewer in a series of unanswered questions.

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.

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