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ViVA MADRE TiERRA: Live music and performances by Carnaval San Francisco

Image created by Amie Valle
May 20, 2016 -
6:30pm8:30pm
Carnaval San Francisco 2016 theme "ViVA MADRE TiERRA" celebrates Mother Earth's prevalence in many cultures worldwide as the manifestation of the natural world. She is the life-giver and the sustainer of life: from womb she gave origin to all plants, animals, and people. On May 20, 2016 Carnaval San Francisco will celebrate the life of Oscar de la Renta with a live sneak preview of the the traditional costumes, music, songs created for the parade with a special focus on Oscar de la Renta’s homeland, the Dominican Republic.

Around the World with Oscar

Behind-the-scenes fitting with Oscar de la Renta, Spring 2013.  Image courtesy of Oscar de la Renta LLC.
May 6, 2016 -
6:00pm8:30pm

This magical evening will immerse guests in the rich global influences that inspired Oscar de la Renta’s designs. In Wilsey Court, video and audio will swirl throughout the space with flavors from Spain to China, while live performances by Fat Chance Belly Dance and Alafia Dance Ensemble will highlight the evening. A range of international costume pieces will be available for guests to try on and be photographed in against a choice of green screen backgrounds, putting them inside de la Renta’s world via a photo booth by LiveImage.

Around the World with Oscar

Orange and metallic striped silk chiffon, raspberry silk gauze. Spring1982. Image courtesy of Kent State University Museum.
May 6, 2016 -
6:00pm8:30pm

This magical evening will immerse guests in the rich global influences that inspired Oscar de la Renta’s designs. In Wilsey Court, video and audio will swirl throughout the space with flavors from Spain to China, while live performances by Fat Chance Belly Dance and Alafia Dance Ensemble will highlight the evening. A range of international costume pieces will be available for guests to try on and be photographed in against a choice of green screen backgrounds, putting them inside de la Renta’s world via a photo booth by LiveImage.

Docent Lecture: "Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective", by Carmen Mahood

Oscar de la Renta evening dress, spring 2012. Emerald-green silk taffeta
May 8, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition includes more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family. These garments are organized into thematic sections: early work; Spanish; Eastern; Russian; garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; ball gowns and red carpet ensembles.

Docent Tour: "Bruce Davidson: Gifts to the Collection"

Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang
February 27, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
February 28, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 6, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 13, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 20, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 27, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
April 3, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
April 17, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
April 24, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 1, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 8, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 15, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 22, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
May 29, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 5, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 12, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 19, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
June 26, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 3, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 10, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 17, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 24, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 31, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 7, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 14, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 21, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 28, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 4, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 11, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Bruce Davidson (American, b. 1933) is one of the most influential photographers of the last half century. Working in both color and black and white, Davidson has documented subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to the urban grit of Harlem and the New York subway system. This exhibition presents a selection of 42 photographs and celebrates important gifts of vintage prints that will be exhibited for the first time since their acquisition in 2013. 

Docent Lecture: "Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective", by Julia Geist

Oscar de la Renta evening dress, spring 2012. Emerald-green silk taffeta, black Battenburg lace
May 28, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

This world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work celebrates the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition includes more than 130 pieces produced over five decades, and is presented in collaboration with the house of de la Renta and the designer’s family. These garments are organized into thematic sections: early work; Spanish; Eastern; Russian; garden influences; daywear and eveningwear; ball gowns and red carpet ensembles.

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