This selection of sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa pays homage to the figure in African art. Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture features 120 pieces from the collection of Richard H. Scheller, composed of classic and iconic sculptures as well as more unusual examples that challenge commonly held assumptions about African art.
See paintings by many of the greatest artists from the Renaissance to the 20th century–including El Greco, Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, and Pablo Picasso–in an exclusive West Coast exhibition of 55 works from the National Galleries of Scotland.
A conversation between Lil Buck and Keith Haring, a special collaboration produced by the Aspen Institute Arts Program and the de Young, directed by Damian Woetzel.
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San Francisco city streets, including Fell and Oak Streets between Stanyan and Broderick, will be closed to traffic Sunday, February 1, 2015 for the Kaiser Permanente SF Half Marathon and 5k. Parking and access will be limited. For more detailed information, please view SF Rec & Parks map here.
John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park will be closed to traffic from Tea Garden Drive to Transverse Drive on Saturdays, beginning April 5, 2014. Sunday street closures will continue as normal. Street parking within the park on Saturdays and Sundays is limited. Visitors are encouraged to use the Music Concourse Garage and to take public transportation or bike to the museum.
Round lines and lines around figures indicate movement. Short, straight lines indicate sound—for example, the barking dog. A line around a figure indicates energy: physical, auditory, spiritual, or sexual.
How can a painting visualize a fleeting moment on earth? Maybe it is impossible, but romantic poets and painters such as John Constable sought to describe these moments of lived experiences.
Alexander Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities at Stanford University.
The Fine Arts Museums, in partnership with the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, present live music performances by the Bertamo Trio in celebration of the opening of the special exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.
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Members include Letitia Berlin, recorder; David Morris, viola da gamba; and Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord.