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Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
September 13, 2016 -

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family member or care giver. Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required! Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the galleries.

Guest Lecture: "The Making of Candlesticks, Books, Flowers, Fruit, and Other Things of Interest", by Beth Lipman

Beth Lipman, "Candlesticks, Books, Flowers, and Fruit", 2010
September 1, 2016 -

Beth Lipman lives and works in Sheboygan Falls, WI. She has received numerous awards including a USA Berman Bloch Fellowship, Pollock Krasner Grant, Virginia Groot Foundation Grant, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant. Most recently, she completed Aspects of (American) Life, a commission for the New Britain Museum of Art (CT) and is in the process of working on Secretary with Chipmunk, a multipurpose sculpture for the Chipstone Foundation.

Guest Lecture: "Docents as Storytellers", by Chris Baty

September 22, 2016 -

Chris Baty founded National Novel Writing Month in 1999, and oversaw the event's growth from 21 friends to more than 300,000 writers in 90 countries. Baty serves as a Board Member Emeritus for NaNoWriMo, and teaches at Stanford University's Writer's Studio, giving talks about writing and creativity, helping companies with content strategy, and endlessly revising his own novels. He's the author of No Plot? No Problem! and the co-author of Ready, Set, Novel.

6th Annual Tiara Sensation Pagaent

Club SOME THING's Tiara Sensation 2015 at the de Young museum
September 30, 2016 -

Contestants show their artistic talents to woo the audience and persuade the judges to crown one of them the next Tiara Sensation of San Francisco.

SOME THING is a weekly party that explores, opens, and redefines drag performance through lipsynch, dance, live singing, vaudevillian antics, and the creation of new personas (regardless of race, gender, or color).

Panel Discussion: "Printing Ed Ruscha"

Ed Ruscha, Coyote, 1989
September 23, 2016 - 7:00pm

Printing Ed Ruscha is the 2016 Anderson Lecture on American Graphic Arts, which this year takes the form of a panel discussion with four master printers who have worked with Ed Ruscha: Renée Bott, Paulson Bott Press, formerly of Crown Point Press, where she worked with Ruscha; Ed Hamilton, Hamilton Press; Shaye Remba, Mixografia; and Jacob Samuel, Edition Jacob Samuel. Each participant will provide a brief overview of their press and their personal history working with Ed Ruscha, followed by a conversation.

Live Projected Touchscreen Painting

Jeremy Sutton and Peggy Gyulai doing live painting during Friday Nights at the de Young
October 7, 2016 -

From Monument Valley to Silicon Valley

Using innovative digital paint technology generously provided by Touchjet, artists Jeremy Sutton and Peggy Gyulai will paint on a projected touchscreen surface that spans the breadth of Wilsey Court. Their live painting will build up a scene inspired by the exhibition, Ed Ruscha and the Great American West. Museum visitors will experience painting with the Touchjet POND projector and the Corel Painter Mobile app.


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