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Mouse in the House: A Conversation with Stanley Mouse

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Skeleton and Roses

Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley, "Skeleton and Roses," Grateful Dead, Oxford Circle, September 16 & 17, Avalon Ballroom, 1966. Color offset lithograph poster, 20 x 14 in. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund, 1974.13.100. Artwork by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley. © 1966, 1984, 1994 Rhino Entertainment Company. Used with permission. All rights reserved. www.familydog.com

Koret Auditorium

Conversation between rock poster artist Stanley Mouse and Victoria Binder, associate conservator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Spend an hour inside the mind of legendary artist Stanley Mouse. Mouse is renowned for his psychedelic posters and album covers of 1960s and 1970s San Francisco that featured The Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, and other iconic bands. History was made when Stanley met his creative partner Alton Kelley – they collaborated for over 15 years and changed the course of advertising art forever. They captured the passion and excitement of the San Francisco counterculture with their irreverent and playful styles. Two of their most famous poster images - one featuring Zig Zag cigarette rolling papers - and another - the Grateful Dead skeleton and roses motif - became symbols of a generation. Before hearing the siren calls of San Francisco, Mouse was already recognized nationally at an early age for his wild monster and hot rod art that he airbrushed on cars, T-shirts, and posters. An unstoppable artist, today he continues to meet the demands for his unique and energetic rock art while exploring an interest in luscious landscapes and figurative paintings.

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This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please arrive early to guarantee your place.


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(415) 750-7694