The many ways artists have depicted cityscapes in the 20th and 21st centuries reveal how American city lanscapes reflect political and social change.
Early Southwest pueblo pottery was used for religious and utilitarian purposes and pueblo women handed down these techniques to following generations. Today pueblo pottery has evolved into an art that is collected and admired, such as the examples on view at the de Young.
Bringing together more than 60 oil paintings and watercolors from a host of international lenders, J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free is the first major exhibition devoted to Turner’s achievements during his final period of productivity when some of his most iconic works were created.
Explore the distinctive art, culture, and history of Hawai‘i with the first exhibition of Hawaiian featherwork on the US mainland, developed in partnership with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Honolulu.
This exhibition presents a survey of Worden’s photographs from the first two decades of the 20th century, including views of San Francisco’s coastline, Golden Gate Park, and Chinatown. A recurring subject for the photographer was the surviving entryway to a Nob Hill mansion destroyed in the earthquake of 1906 and relocated to Golden Gate Park in 1909. Called the Portals of the Past, the ruin served as both a monument to the city’s recent tragedy and a symbol of its perseverance.
Richard Diebenkorn (American, 1922–1993) held a lifelong interest in printmaking that began with experiments he made as a student at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute), and he maintained a steady output of prints from the 1960s until his death. A group of 160 prints acquired by the Fine Arts Museums in 2014 includes examples from this thirty-year period and demonstrates Diebenkorn’s intense engagement with printmaking processes, particularly etching.
Artist Norma Minowitz’s presentation to the Textile Arts Council will cover her life and career as an artist, and discuss her inspiration, methods, and artwork in detail.
Ms. Minkowitz was trained at the Cooper Union. She has held fellowships with the American Crafts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.