Docent Lecture: "How Masterpieces Are Made", by Gretchen Turner

Peapods and Insects
March 15, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

What does an artist have to do to get his or her work hung in a museum space and deemed a "masterpiece"? In addition to possessing talent and training for many years, an artist needs inspiration, materials, their own methodology, patrons, and good timing. This lecture traces the trajectory of Western paintings from the Renaissance to the 20th century, from their creators' studios to becoming favorite works displayed in the de Young and Legion of Honor.

March 15, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland", by Rita Dunlay

March 15, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, works in this exhibition include many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. See this rare presentation of masterpieces of Western art from the National Galleries of Scotland, some of which have never been exhibited in San Francisco.

March 15, 2015 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Modern Art and Tribal Cultures: Inspiration from Africa and Oceania", by Alfred Escoffier

Picasso, Orator
March 3, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Twentieth-century modern artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse borrowed from non-Western sources to create their work, finding inspiration for design, composition, and color in the art of African and Oceanic cultures. The work of artists Paul Klee, George Grosz, Henry Moore, and many others in the Fine Arts Museums' collections will be discussed alongside their inspirations.

March 3, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture", by Edith Freeman

Efomba/Eyema byeri
March 3, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

This selection of sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa pays homage to the figure in African art. Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture brings together 120 pieces from a private collection, composed of classic and iconic sculptures as well as more unusual examples that challenge commonly held assumptions about African art.

March 3, 2015 - 1:00pm

Keith Haring: The Political Line Educational Resources

Dear Educator:

Thank you for supporting your students’ visit to the exhibition Keith Haring: The Political Line, on view at the de Young through February 16, 2015. This exhibition marks the first major Keith Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. The Political Line features more than 130 works of art including large scale paintings (on tarpaulins and canvases), sculptures, and a number of the artist’s subway drawings, among other works.


Mixed-Media Art-Making Station

Mixed-media art-making station
January 31, 2015 - 1:00pm5:00pm

In celebration of the opening of special exhibition Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture, de Young teaching artists offer exhibition-themed art-making activities in Wilsey Court from 1:00 - 5:00 pm. Artists encourage everyone of all ages to participate and tap into their creativity.

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Live Music by Village Rhythms Ensemble

Onye Onyemaechi, Fred Simpson, and Saul Arrechea of Village Rythms Ensemble
January 31, 2015 - 12:15pm4:00pm

Village Rhythms Ensemble will perform African rhythms and music for the opening of the special exhibition Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture. Village Rhythms Ensemble is a spirited group that brings the joy and soul of Africa abroad. The ensemble repertoires consist of unique African music, dance, and drumming from cross-cultural diasporas.

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