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

African headdress
December 7, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Twentieth-century modern artists Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse borrowed from ancient ethnic and tribal arts 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 tribal inspirations.

December 7, 2014 - 2:15pm

Gallery Talk: "Dear Keith", by Gregory Stock, Director of Public Affairs, Illuminate the Arts

Keith Haring, untitled painting
November 28, 2014 - 6:45pm8:30pm

Who inspired Keith Haring? Whom did he love and why? Whom did he take as his guest to Madonna’s wedding? Why did he focus on the public sphere with his art? Why was he drawn to political, environmental, and social causes? Through spoken word and music, as well as excerpts from Haring's journals, Gregory Stock will take you on a personal reflection through the world of Keith Haring.

November 28, 2014 - 6:45pm

Teacher Workshop: "Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland"

Virgin and child, and man ice skating
March 21, 2015 - 9:00am4:00pm

Spanning a period of more than 400 years, Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland includes works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. Some, such as Sandro Botticelli’s Virgin Adoring the Sleeping Christ Child, have never before been seen in the United States.

March 21, 2015 - 9:00am

Live Music by Cascada de Flores

Cascada de Flores performing
October 6, 2014 - 6:30pm

Cascada de Flores presents music in celebration of life, death, and love, inspired by the troubadours of Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and beyond. With Arwen on voice, rhythm guitars, and dance, Jorge Liceaga on voice and lead guitars, Saúl Sierra-Alonso on bass and leoncita, and Kyla Danysh on violin and voice, Cascada de Flores contributes this important memorial with song, strings, zapateado, and heart.  

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Music and Art Installations by Dana Albany, Will Allen & Kateri O'Neil, Rebecca Anders, Haideen Anderson, Deidre DeFranceaux, Tucker Eason, Michael Rauner, Justin Young, and DJ Justin Credible, Hosted by $teven Ra$pa

Monica Maduro. Photograph by Drew Altizer
October 18, 2014 - 9:30amOctober 19, 2014 - 5:00pm

In celebration of Monica Maduro, What Tethers Us? continues through the weekend with the following art installations:

Deep Water, paintings by Deidre DeFranceaux
Deep Water is a series using depictions of water to represent psychological and emotional states. "When in deep water, become a diver."

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