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Black History at the de Young: The Visions Series

Join us for a five-month celebration of the arts of African peoples and descendants. This series is co-organized with art historian and independent consultant Nashormeh Lindo. This series is offered to the public free of charge. No museum admission necessary. No reservations. For more information contact gstock@famsf.org or 415.750.7694.

The Visions Series: Live Jazz from Richard Howell and Sudden Changes

Richard Howell
February 23, 2014 -

The de Young is proud to present an enriching music event immersed in positive messages, spiritual energy, and love. This soulful lineup of musicians pays tribute to those who paved the way for the jazz art form and perform their music in a way that is accessible to all who appreciate beautiful and resonant music. The sound that Richard Howell refers to as “bridge music” celebrates diversity as it unites and merges the experiences of all listeners. Its undeniable groove is guaranteed to make your body move, and its style will make you smile. Enjoy the acoustics that the Koret Auditorium has to offer.

The Visions Series: Film and Conversation with Artist Mildred Howard

Mildred Howard
March 9, 2014 -

Known for her sculptural installations and mixed-media assemblages, Howard has received numerous awards from such entities as the San Francisco Art Institute (Adeline Kent Award), the Joan Mitchell Foundation, and the California Arts Council (fellowship). Her work has been exhibited internationally, including recent shows in Berlin, Cairo, and Bath, England. Large-scale installations have been mounted at Creative Time and the New Museum, New York; in SITE, San Diego; and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Spoken Word: "The Red and the Black, Native and African Americans: Mixing the Traditions", featuring poets Devorah Major, Kim Shuck, and others

work of art by El Anatsui
May 9, 2014 -

Vision Series: Black History at the de Young
The Red and the Black, Native and African Americans: Mixing the Traditions

Spoken-word performances featuring San Francisco poet laureate Devorah Major, Native American poet Kim Shuck, Indira Allegra, Marvin K. White, and others.