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Fifth Annual SOME THING Tiara Sensation Pageant

SOME THING Tiara Sensation Pageant
September 25, 2015 -

During the Fifth Annual SOME THING Tiara Sensation Pageant, our contestants will show their talents and abilities using their artistry to woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation of San Francisco.

SOME THING is a weekly party that allows us to explore, open, and redefine drag performance through traditional lipsynch, dance, livesinging, vaudevillian antics, and the creation of new personas (regardless of race, gender, or color).

September 25, 2015 - 6:30pm

Visible Music Inspired by Turner: by Artist Peggy Gyulai and the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra All-Star Quintet

Peggy Gyulai and San Francisco Chamber All-Star Quintet
September 18, 2015 -

Inspired by the power and atmosphere of J.M.W. Turner's paintings, painter Peggy Gyulai joins five musical virtuosos from the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra to present a unique evening of live musical performance and painting.

September 18, 2015 - 6:30pm

Guest Lecture: "Enshrined in Mystery and the Object of Profound Speculation: the Double Life of Mr. Turner", by Gillian Forrester

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Regulus
September 11, 2015 -

Gillian Forrester is senior curator of prints and drawings at the Yale Center for British Art and works on 18th-, 19th-, 20th- and 21st-century visual cultures of Britain and the former British Empire. Her publications include Turner’s Drawing Book: The Liber Studiorum (Tate, London, 1996) and Rebecca Salter: Into the Light of Things (Yale University Press, 2011).

September 11, 2015 - 7:15pm

Live Music by Violist Christen Lien

Christen Lien
September 11, 2015 -

Classically-trained violist Christen Lien performs original compositions on viola that are a beautiful and dark fusion of East and West musical traditions, with classical and postmodern influences, and acoustic and electronic sounds. Using guitar effect processors and multiple looping pedals as her tools, Lien performs dynamic and emotive concerts as she constructs compositions layer by layer for her audiences, creating hybrid music and expressive performance art.

September 11, 2015 - 6:30pm

Curator Lecture: "Abstract Expressionist Laments: Robert Motherwell's Elegies and American Art at Mid-Century", by Emma Acker

Robert Motherwell, At Five in the Afternoon, 1950
September 4, 2015 -

Presented in collaboration with the Dedalus Foundation in New York and mounted in celebration of the centennial of the artist’s birth, the exhibition Between Life and Death: Robert Motherwell’s Elegies in Bay Area Collections will present thirteen works by the pioneering Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell (1915–1991) from his seminal series Elegies to the Spanish Republic, and will be on view at the de Young Museum from September 5, 2015–March 6,

September 4, 2015 - 7:15pm

Artist Demonstration with Marius Starkey

Joseph Mallord William Turner, The Pass of the Splügen: Sample Study
September 4, 2015 -

Artist Marius Starkey will paint en plein air inspired by the works of J.M.W. Turner in the de  Young's Osher Sculpture Garden.

Marius Starkey responds to the sublime beauty of the light, sky, and trees surrounding the garden using a variety of canvases. Visitors are welcome to draw alongside Marius while the sun sets or the fog drifts in.

September 4, 2015 - 6:00pm

Sum Total: Learning Math through Art

Gerhard Richter, Strontium, 2004
January 23, 2016 -

Work with Bay Area educators to learn how key middle-school math concepts align with ideas illustrated by works of art in the de Young’s collections. The program will include specific lesson plans and strategies for touring the galleries as self-guided groups. Lessons developed in partnership with the Fusion Project. Space limited to 14 teachers. Deposit required.

January 23, 2016 - 9:00am

Performing the Museum

Teacher Workshop, 2013
November 14, 2015 -

Back by popular demand, learn how to build creative writing skills for students in the 3rd–5th grades by using artworks as inspirations for developing characters, story arcs, and dialogue. Offered in collaboration with StageWrite.

November 14, 2015 - 9:00am


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