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Friday Nights at the de Young: Feathers and Fedoras

Georgia O'Keeffe Petunias
April 25, 2014 - 6:00pm8:45pm

SF Bay Guardian Presents Feathers & Fedoras: A Night of Fashion, Music, and Dancing

Georgia O'Keeffe Petunias
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young along with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe & Lake George.

Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Discounts may not apply.

book cover
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

Dr. Leslie Ross, professor and chair of Art History at Dominican University of California, will explore the relationship between written texts and visual images in the history of art from ancient to modern times through a wide-ranging and thought-provoking series of selected examples from diverse cultures and geographic areas. Her focus will be on the use of words as art and in art, from the obvious to the elusive, the puzzling to the profound. 

Friday Nights at the de Young: Bridges

The Bay Bridge Stackpole photo
April 18, 2014 - 6:00pm8:45pm

Tonight, we celebrate the best of bridges and celebrate The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 with the Marcus Shelby Ensemble, curator lecture and Bay Lights presentation.

Georgia O'Keeffe Petunias
7:00 pm

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young along with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe & Lake George.

Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Discounts may not apply.

Museum Lobby
6:00 pm

Create a mixed-media project inspired by Georgia O'Keeffe. Art-making is a weekly project encouraging everyone, of all ages, to tap into their creativity.

Bay lights logo
Piazzoni Murals Room
6:00 pm

The Bay Lights is the world’s largest LED light sculpture, 1.8 miles wide and 500 feet high. Inspired by the Bay Bridge’s 75th anniversary, its 25,000 white LED lights are individually programmed by artist Leo Villareal to create a never repeating, dazzling display through March 2015 across the western span of the Bay Bridge.

Wilsey Court
6:30 pm

Live music: Bridges, by The Marcus Shelby Ensemble and special guests

men building bridge
Koret Auditorium
7:00 pm

An overview of the current exhibition The Bay Bridge: A Work in Progress, 1933–1936 by Jim Ganz, curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.

Textile Arts Council Lecture: "Why Quilts Matter: History, Art, and Politics"

Why Quilts Matter
April 19, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

Shelly Zegart has spent more than three decades researching, documenting, and showcasing the rich heritage of quilting in America. Garnering national and international recognition, her work combines rigorous academic scholarship with a deep respect and personal connection to the craft. Her lectures, essays, and books embrace concerns that engage collectors, curators, historians, folklorists, and others.

Docent Lecture: "Intrigue and Enchantment: The Magic of Color and Light", Kay Payne

Painting by John Martin
May 31, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

This lecture is an invitation to discover our kaleidoscopic world—a continuously changing pattern of shapes and colors, brilliant and resplendent as well as soft and muted. Light makes color visible during the bright morning or the soft glow of the late afternoon, creating intriguing shadows that are a prelude to the darkness and silence of the night.

Docent Lecture: "Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection", by Martha Walker

Navajo weaving
May 31, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

The Weisel Family Collection represents an extraordinary gift of Native American art to the Fine Arts Museums, spanning nearly a thousand years of artistic production: from 11th-century Mimbres ceramics to early 20th-century works by recognized artists such as Nampeyo, with additional masterworks of Navajo weaving, Pacific Northwest art, and the first Plains ledger drawings to enter the permanent collection.

Docent Lecture: "Passing the Torch: Three Generations of African American Women Artists", by Sharon Walton

sculpture of woman by Elizabeth Catlett
May 24, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Throughout the 20th century, art was influenced by the race and gender of the artist.  African American women artists Elizabeth Catlett, Betye Saar, Mildred Howard, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, and Kara Walker all built on the accomplishments of their predecessors to create art that reflects their personal experiences and the eras in which they lived.

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