Docent Lecture: "Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire", by Gretchen Turner

Circular relief, 300–450
February 6, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire explores how artworks from the ancient city shape our understanding of Teotihuacan as an urban environment. One of the earliest, largest, and most important cities in the ancient Americas, Teotihuacan is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.

Docent Lecture: "Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire", by Maureen O'Brien

Circular relief, 300–450
February 11, 2018 - 2:30pm3:30pm

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire will explore how artworks from the ancient city shape our understanding of Teotihuacan as an urban environment. One of the earliest, largest, and most important cities in the ancient Americas, Teotihuacan is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.

Docent Lecture: "Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire", by Maureen O'Brien

Circular relief, 300–450
February 3, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire will explore how artworks from the ancient city shape our understanding of Teotihuacan as an urban environment. One of the earliest, largest, and most important cities in the ancient Americas, Teotihuacan is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most visited archaeological site in Mexico.

Teo Teen Day

View of the Moon Pyramid looking north
January 27, 2018 - 2:30pm4:30pm

Start the New Year with a visit to the special exhibition Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire. Teotihuacan was a cosmopolitan and multi-ethnic city that flourished in what is now Central Mexico. The exhibition features archeological discoveries and captivating artwork from one of the earliest, largest, and most important cities of the ancient Americas. Discover the many similarities between Teotihuacan and San Francisco!

Guest Lecture: "Lindauer's Portraits: Historical Evidence of Māori Lives," by Ngahiraka Mason

Gottfried Lindauer, Pare Watene, 1878.
February 24, 2018 - 2:00pm3:00pm

Ngahiraka Mason curated Gottfried Lindauerʻs New Zealand: The Māori Portraits exhibition (Oct 2016–Feb 2017) at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, New Zealand. She collaborated with Nationalegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin on the exhibition Gottfried Lindauer Die Māori Portraits (Nov 2014–April 2015) Berlin and with Gallery of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Czech Republic with the exhibition Gottfried Lindauer: 1839–1926 Pilsen Painter of the New Zealand Māori. Ngahiraka is the former Indigenous Curator, Māori at Auckland Art Gallery.

"Cosmopolitan Arabia: Exploring Cross-Cultural Encounters through Dress and Adornment," by Alex Aubry

Courtesy of Marwah Al-Mugait, Avant Garde Arabia Series, 2011
February 10, 2018 - 1:30pm3:30pm

The Eleventh Annual Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Memorial Lecture

Through rare examples of traditional dress and adornment, this lecture will explore centuries of cross-cultural encounters in the Arabian Peninsula. Culled from private collections in Saudi Arabia, they include exceptional examples from the Kingdom’s coastal region of Hijaz, home to historically cosmopolitan urban centers such as Mecca, Medina and the port city of Jeddah.

"Reclaiming the Past: Old-World Florals for Today" with Kiana Underwood

Kiana Underwood Bouquets to Art program
March 15, 2018 - 10:00am11:30am

Kiana Underwood is the owner of Tulipina, an internationally renowned floral design studio that specializes in creating bespoke experiences for high-end weddings and events. Underwood's use of unique color combinations and floral varieties draws admirers and floral designers from all over the world to her sold-out workshops. Her new book, Color Me Floral, covers the secrets to designing show-stopping monochromatic arrangements for each season. She splits her time between Burlingame, California, and Stone Ridge, New York, with her husband, Nathan, and their three children.

"Order and Chaos: Apollo and Dionysus in the French Garden" with Zahid Sardar

Zahid Sardar
March 14, 2018 - 2:00pm4:30pm

Author, curator, and architecture and design editor, Zahid Sardar (San Francisco) will offer examples from his new book, In & Out of Paris: Gardens of Secret Delights. The melding of classical French symmetry with asymmetrical British landscapes led to modern Parisian parks and a new urban infrastructure. His lecture will feature historic estates, the transformation of Parc Monceau, new private Parisian gardens, and repurposed sections of Paris that were transformed into elevated gardens long before New York’s High Line took shape.

Book signing to follow program.

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