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Costumes for Diaghilev’s “Ballets Russes” 1909-1929

Costume design for Potiphar's wife in the ballet, La légende de Joseph, by Léon Bakst (Lev Samoilovich Rosenberg), 1914
June 11, 2016 -
10:00am11:30am

For a period of twenty years (1909–1929) Sergei Diaghilev’s “Ballets Russes” astonished European audiences and became the most influential ballet company of the 20th century. By employing very talented designer/artists in ground breaking artistic collaborations, his company redefined the aesthetics of ballet. Focusing on selected costumes, this lecture shows the relationships between designers' sketches, finished costumes, and thematic interpretations. We will look carefully at costume details and talk about the various fabrics and decorative trims that were used.

James Turrell's "Three Gems" open during Friday Nights!

James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
June 24, 2016 -
5:00pm8:45pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm, best view times are around sunset.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to review Three Gems, the “skyspace” sited in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.  

Street Dance Theater with Nicole Klaymoon's Embodiment Project

Photo by Beatsphoto Photography
June 24, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm

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.

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