Family Art Making

Family Art Making
May 12, 2018 - 11:00am4:00pm

The Family Art Making table offers a drop-in art project activity and gallery guide led by professional teaching artists and teen Museum Ambassadors. In May, Family Art Making will focus on the art of Ruth Asawa. Artists of all ages are welcome to join. 

Family Art Making

Family Art Making
May 5, 2018 - 11:00am4:00pm

The Family Art Making table offers a drop-in art project activity and gallery guide led by professional teaching artists and teen Museum Ambassadors. In May, Family Art Making will focus on the art of Ruth Asawa. Artists of all ages are welcome to join. 

DIS: Closing Party featuring live performances by Fatima Al Qadiri and Brontez Purnell

Fatima Al Qadiri
May 26, 2018 - 8:00pm10:00pm

Join us for a closing party for the installation, Genre-Nonconforming: The DIS Edutainment Network.

Going out with style, DIS brings Kuwaiti producer and artist Fatima Al Qadiri together with Oakland-based writer and artist Brontez Purnell for an outrageous evening of live performances, music, and celebration. The evening also includes a screening of comedian and artist Casey Jane Ellison’s new series, MAD with Casey Jane Ellison: Mothers and Daughters.

Thinking Machines: Into the Future

Tim O’Reilly, CEO and founder of O’Reilly Media, speaks at the de Young museum in Thinking Machines conversation series
July 12, 2018 - 6:00pm9:30pm

Join us for this upcoming program and networking night, beginning at 6pm with a viewing of the special exhibition Cult of the Machine. At 7 pm, the conversation begins in Koret Auditorium. Continue the discussion and mingle at our cash bar (drinks and snacks) from 8–9:30 pm. 
 

How is the confluence of varied technologies changing social and economic realities now and into the future? What are some of the areas of greatest innovation and influence? How can automation augment human capacity? Do we need to fear the future?

Thinking Machines: Machine Learning

Stephanie Dinkins at the de Young museum as part of the Thinking Machines conversation series
July 26, 2018 - 6:00pm9:30pm

Join us for this upcoming program and networking night, beginning at 6pm with a viewing of the special exhibition Cult of the Machine. At 7 pm, the conversation begins in Koret Auditorium. Continue the discussion and mingle at our cash bar (drinks and snacks) from 8–9:30 pm. 
 

Does Artificial Intelligence truly exist yet? What can machines learn, what biases might be built into our teaching of them? How can we build inclusive Artificial Intelligence? What can robots be, beyond our popular culture ideas of humanoids?

Thinking Machines: Social Networks

Jeff Hancock at the de Young museum as part of the Thinking Machines conversation serise
August 9, 2018 - 6:00pm9:30pm

Join us for this upcoming program and networking night, beginning at 6pm with a viewing of the special exhibition Cult of the Machine. At 7 pm, the conversation begins in Koret Auditorium. Continue the discussion and mingle at our cash bar (drinks and snacks) from 8–9:30 pm. 
 

How do social networks impact our relationships? How have they changed notions of self and community? What can we learn about our culture from how people use social networks? How does social media lead to deception and how can we combat it?

Thinking Machines: Design, Form and Function

Yves Béhar at the de Young museum as part of the Thinking Machines conversation series
May 24, 2018 - 6:00pm9:30pm

Join us for this upcoming program and networking night, beginning at 6pm with a viewing of the special exhibition Cult of the Machine. At 7 pm, the conversation begins in Koret Auditorium. Continue the discussion and mingle at our cash bar (drinks and snacks) from 8–9:30 pm. 
 

How is the design process being changed by technological innovation? How is form being shaped by emergent tools and materials? What is the place of design in shaping human experience?

Docent Tour: "Judy Dater: Only Human"

Judy Dater, Tai Chi Woman, Woodside, California, 1997
April 8, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm
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Spanning five decades of the artist’s work, Judy Dater: Only Human is the first exhibition in over twenty years to explore the career of Bay Area photographer Judy Dater. This exhibition provides a survey of Dater’s work, celebrating her achievement as a pioneering figure in 1970s feminist art and her subsequent creative evolution.

Docent Tour: "Cult of the Machine"

Charles Sheeler, "Classic Landscape," 1931
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Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism—a style that emerged in America in the teens and flourished during the 1920s and 1930s—reconciled realism with abstraction, and wed European art movements, such as Purism, Cubism, and Futurism, to American subject matter to create a streamlined, “machined” aesthetic with themes ranging from the urban and industrial to the pastoral.

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