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Guest Lecture: "Oscar de la Renta: Dressing the American Woman", by Brad Rosenstein

Oscar de le Renta, evening dress, 2014, Duchesse satin and velvet with "Oscar de la Renta" signature, private collection. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images.)
April 29, 2016 -
7:15pm8:15pm

For decades, Oscar de la Renta was the quintessential American designer, creating everything from stylish ready-to-wear daywear to the most opulent evening couture. Dressing everyone from debutantes and First Ladies to executives and rock stars, de la Renta kept pace with the ever-evolving roles of women in the west. Brad Rosenstein, program producer for the Presidio Trust, independent scholar, and curator takes us on a dazzling visual journey through de la Renta's unique blend of contemporary fashion with a timeless and ecstatic sense of beauty.

Artisan Trunk Show: Manjusha Jewels

Courtesy of Manjusha Jewels
April 8, 2016 -
9:30am5:15pm

In celebration of Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Stores are pleased to present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, April 5th—Sunday, April 10th, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Adapting from the ancient Jadau art of embedding stones, Manjusha’s handcrafted pieces in extravagant detail recall a bygone era of royal Indian palaces.

Artisan Trunk Show: Philippa Roberts

Courtesy of Philippa Roberts
April 5, 2016 -
9:30am5:15pm

In celebration of Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Stores are pleased to present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, April 5th—Sunday, April 10th, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Tuesday’s featured artisan is Philippa Roberts. Born in South Africa to a jewelry-making family, Philippa now lives in Oakland and creates elegant pieces imitating the architecture and design seen around the city.

Friday Nights at the de Young presents "Flights of Fancy and Imagination"

Friday Nights at the de Young
May 20, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art happenings that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a delicious prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the Hamon Tower observation level is open until 8 pm.

Mixed Media Art Making
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.

Image created by Amie Valle.
Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Carnaval San Francisco 2016 theme "ViVA MADRE TiERRA" celebrates Mother Earth's prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. She is the life-giver and the sustainer of life: from womb she gave origin to all plants, animals, and people.  

On May 20, 2016 Carnaval San Francisco will celebrate the life of Oscar de la Renta with a live sneak preview of the the traditional costumes, music, songs created for the parade with a special focus on Oscar de la Renta’s homeland, the Dominican Republic.

Sarah Thornton
Koret Auditorium
7:15 pm

Sarah Thornton addresses some of the major trends affecting the art world and artists’ lives. Topics include the growth in global audiences and markets for contemporary art; the investment in artworks as a hedge against currency fluctuations; the effects of migration on artists’ careers; and the popular appeal of physical art objects at a time when much culture is being digitized into thin air.

Hiram Powers Masterpiece Recently Acquired at the de Young

The Museums have acquired a two-thirds-scale marble version (ca. 1873) of the American sculptor Hiram Powers’s iconic masterpiece, Greek Slave, the most famous sculpture of the 19th century. Powers’s subject is a shackled Greek woman taken captive by Turkish Ottoman forces during the Greek War of Independence (1821–1832) and publicly displayed for sale in a slave market in Constantinople (Istanbul).
Wed, 03/23/2016
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Paulson Bott Press: Celebrating Twenty Years

ANDERSON GALLERY 17
July 16, 2016October 23, 2016

In the final months of 2015, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco acquired the archive of Paulson Bott Press, a leader in print publishing with a reputation that attracts distinguished contemporary artists to the Bay Area. This exhibition presents highlights from twenty artists who have worked at the press since it was established in 1996, including Tauba Auerbach, Mary Lee Bendolph, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Martin Puryear, and Gary Simmons.

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Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission to the museum.

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 13–17 $6, members and children 12 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Gary Simmons, "Starlite Theatre", 2012

Gary Simmons, Starlite Theatre, 2012. Color aquatint, 32 x 40 in. Published by Paulson Bott Press. FAMSF, foundation purchase, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions, 2015.37.407

Paulson Bott Press: Celebrating Twenty Years

Frank Stella: A Retrospective

Herbst Exhibition Galleries
November 5, 2016February 26, 2017

Frank Stella: A Retrospective is the first comprehensive US exhibition of the artist’s work since 1970. In 1959, at the age of 23, Stella (b. 1936) burst onto the New York art scene as an already mature artist with his now-legendary series of black paintings, which served as a pictorial manifesto of the artist’s assertion that a painting was “a flat surface with paint on it—nothing more.”

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This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Additional support is provided by Peggy and Richard Greenfield, and Dr. Giselle Parry-Farris and Mr. Ray K. Farris.

Frank Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969

Frank Stella, Lac Laronge III, 1969. Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 162 in. (274.3 × 411.5 cm). Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Gift of Seymour H. Knox, Jr., 1970, K1970:8. © 2016 Frank Stella / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Frank Stella: A Retrospective

On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism

TEXTILE GALLERIES
July 23, 2016April 2, 2017

On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism presents a broad range of textile traditions from around the world that share many of the same aesthetic choices ascribed to Minimalist works. This exploration underscores the universality of the movement’s underlying design principles, which include regular, symmetrical, or gridded arrangements; repetition of modular elements; direct use and presentation of materials; and an absence of ornamentation. 

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Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission to the museum.

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 13–17 $6, members and children 12 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki), early 19th century

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki), early 19th century. Japan, late Edo period. Silk, gold leaf paper strips; twill lampas, supplementary-weft patterning (kinran), 118.9 x 122.7 cm (46 13/16 x 48 5/16 in.). FAMSF, gift of Miss Carlotta Mabury, 54688.36 

On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism

The Sumatran Ship Cloth

Gallery 31
April 2, 2016February 12, 2017

The Sumatran Ship Cloth presents three ceremonial textiles from the Lampung region of south Sumatra, a region of Indonesia where ship imagery is a prominent theme in woven arts. For many Indonesians, the sea represents their lifeblood, and ship imagery reflects social structures, rituals, and cosmological beliefs. These textiles from the Museums’ permanent collection, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, are being shown for the first time.

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Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission to the museum.

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 13–17 $6, members and children 12 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Ceremonial hanging (palepai) (detail), 19th century

Ceremonial hanging (palepai) (detail), 19th century. Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung, Kalianda. Handspun cotton; plain weave with supplementary-weft patterning, 129 15/16 x 27 3/16 in. (330 x 69 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; museum purchase, Textile Arts Council Endowment Fund and the Nasaw Family Foundation Fund, 2010.18   

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