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West Coast Poets Celebrate Major Anthology

Postmodern American Poetry
May 3, 2013 -
6:30pm8:00pm

Leading West Coast poets will read their work in a publication event for Postmodern American Poetry:  A Norton Anthology, 2nd Edition, edited by Paul Hoover, poet and professor at San Francisco State University. Featuring: Michael McClure, Bill Berkson, Michael Palmer, Norma Cole, Aaron Shurin, Laura Moriarty, Elizabeth Robinson, Stephen Ratcliffe, Maxine Chernoff, Gillian Conoley, Andrew Joron, Will Alexander, Clark Coolidge, Rusty Morrison, Joseph Lease, and K. Silem Mohammed.

Live Jazz

May 3, 2013 -
6:30pm8:30pm

Enjoy live jazz performed by Dutch pianist Sebastiaan van Bavel and local jazz musicians Gary Brown on bass and Jason Lewis on drums, plus a light show by Philips Lumileds and a Dutch-design lighting installation by Artecnica. Game consoles invite visitors to engage with a special selection of light-themed Dutch games, organized by Dutch Game Garden. Also, take a first look at the new Dutch Innovation website, to be launched during this evening’s program.

Special Classical Concert

May 5, 2013 -
2:00pm3:30pm

The Netherland-America Foundation Southern California Chapter and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present the 2013 Prinses Christina Concours in San Francisco, featuring

Elvire Beekhuizen, soprano
Lisa Eggen, viola
Sebastiaan van Bavel, piano (jazz and classical)

Prix-Fixe Menu

May 31, 2013 -
5:00pm8:15pm

A special Dutch-inspired 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.

Prix-Fixe Menu

May 24, 2013 -
5:00pm8:15pm

A special Dutch-inspired 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.

Art Making for All Featuring Rickshaw Bagworks

Art making for all
May 31, 2013 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Come visit with our friends from San Francisco's own Rickshaw Bagworks. View hand-sewn bags and make a bicycle pennant for your own special Dutch or San Francisco bike! 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.

Also in the Museum Lobby:

Micro-Presentations on Amsterdam and San Francisco

May 31, 2013 -
7:00pm8:00pm

These two cities have much in common: liberal politics, cultural diversity, and urban innovation, to name just a few. To celebrate the themes that link these two hubs of creative expression, join the Consulate General of the Netherlands and the de Young Museum for five fast-paced micro-presentations inspired by the favorite cities of both residents and visitors.
 
Moderator: Arne Bakker, UC Berkeley

Presenters:
- City bike culture: John Calaway, SF Bicycle Coalition

Art Making for All

Art making for all
May 24, 2013 -
6:00pm8:30pm

Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibitions! 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.

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