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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco E-News — January 19, 2011

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco E-News — January 19, 2011

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco E-News — January 19, 2011

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FAMSF E-News ? January 19, 2011

Mark your calendars?FAMSF presents a diverse roster of special exhibitions in 2011. Dates are subject to change. Check the FAMSF website for more details.

At the de Young

Pat Steir: After Hokusai, After Hiroshige
Through February 13

Developed and Undeveloped: Photographic Landscapes
Through March 20

Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
Tickets on sale now!
February 19?May 8

Bouquets to Art 2011
March 15?March 19

Balenciaga and Spain
March 26?July 4

Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris
June 11?October 9

At the Legion of Honor

Aspects of Mount Fuji in Japanese Illustrated Books from the Arthur Tress Collection
Through February 20

Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations
Through March 27

Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
February 5?June 5

Marvelous Menagerie: A Roman Mosaic
April 23?July 24

The world premiere of Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist will be presented during Friday Nights at the de Young on January 21 at 7:15 pm. The documentary tells the story of the world-famous artist Ruth Asawa, who has been a tireless advocate for community art projects and art education in public schools, as well as a de Young commissioned artist. This film is a collaboration between filmmaker Bob Toy, Lola Fraknoi of Bethany Center and the Academy of Art University. Asawa?s family and Toy, the film?s director, will be present to answer questions and to celebrate the life of the beloved San Francisco artist. Space is limited. Tickets are free and available beginning at 6:30 pm on the night of the screening. Reservations will not be taken. For more information, call (415) 750-3531.

The symposium Social Justice in the Work of Arthur Szyk will be held on January 30 at 2 pm in the Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor. The discussions are devoted to the prolific artwork of Arthur Szyk, particularly the influential religious and political works produced between 1934 and 1945, and explores the artist’s commitment to the ideals of social justice. Lee Bycel, executive director of the Redford Center will moderate a conversation between Naomi Natale, founder of One Million Bones, Irvin Ungar, curator of The Arthur Szyk Society and Paul Von Blum, senior lecturer in African American Studies and Communication Studies at UCLA. Admission is free and space is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This symposium coincides with Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations on view in Gallery 1 at the Legion of Honor through March 27.

Join us on Thursday, February 10 from 6?9 pm for a gala preview party at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco for the launch of the San Francisco? Tribal and Textile Arts Show. The annual gala features the culinary offerings of McCall Associates, ?live entertainment and the finest ethnographic art available? from national and international art dealers. ?All the proceeds from the gala benefit the de Young?s collection of textiles and art from Africa,? Oceania and the Americas. For ticket information, please call 415-750-3593 or visit www.?tribaltextilearts.eventbrite.com.

A blizzard of winter sale savings has blown into the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums Stores. From Tuesday, January 25?Thursday, February 17, save up to 50% off at all museum stores on selected merchandise including art books, decorative accessories, jewelry, apparel and children?s items. Quantities are limited so shop early for the best selection. FAMSF member discounts do not apply and all sales are final.?

On January 28, Friday Nights at the de Young presents Opera Night at the Museum. At 7:15 pm in the Koret Auditorium, Argentine Opera features singers from the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón, featuring Sebastian Angulegui, Gabriela Ceaglio, Emanuel Esteban, Gustavo Feulien, Florencia Machado, Marina Silva and Duilio Smiriglia, with Marcelo Ayub on piano. From 6:30?7 pm and 7:45?8:15 pm in Wilsey Court, Ensemble Parallèle performs Love, Obsession, and Death, excerpts from the Philip Glass opera Orphée. The surreal operatic journey includes narration, music, video projection and sideshow acts. Programs are free. General admission is required for the galleries.

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
415.750.3600

FAMSF E-News — January 19, 2011
Current and Upcoming Exhibitions
Ruth Asawa Documentary Premiere
Arthur Szyk Symposium
San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show?Gala
Winter Sale at the Museum Stores
Isabelle de Borchgrave, Elizabeth I court dress, 2001, inspired by a ca. 1599 portrait by the studio of Nicholas Hilliard at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire. Photo: Andreas von Einsiedel
Mark your calendars—FAMSF presents a diverse roster of special exhibitions in 2011. Dates are subject to change. Check the FAMSF website for more details.At the de YoungPat Steir: After Hokusai, After Hiroshige
February 19–May 8Bouquets to Art 2011
March 15–March 19Balenciaga and Spain
March 26–July 4Picasso: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris
June 11–October 9At the Legion of HonorAspects of Mount Fuji in Japanese Illustrated Books from the Arthur Tress Collection
Through March 27Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de BorchgraveTickets on sale now!
February 5–June 5Marvelous Menagerie: A Roman Mosaic
April 23–July 24More information… Ruth Asawa Documentary Premiere
The world premiere of Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist will be presented during Friday Nights at the de Young on January 21 at 7:15 pm. The documentary tells the story of the world-famous artist Ruth Asawa, who has been a tireless advocate for community art projects and art education in public schools, as well as a de Young commissioned artist. This film is a collaboration between filmmaker Bob Toy, Lola Fraknoi of Bethany Center and the Academy of Art University. Asawa’s family and Toy, the film’s director, will be present to answer questions and to celebrate the life of the beloved San Francisco artist. Space is limited. Tickets are free and available beginning at 6:30 pm on the night of the screening. Reservations will not be taken. For more information, call (415) 750-3531.More information… Arthur Szyk Symposium
Arthur Szyk (American, b. Poland, 1894–1951), Kazimierz Pulaski, from the Polish American Fraternity series, 1938. Transparent and opaque watercolor. Collection of Irvin Ungar
The symposium Social Justice in the Work of Arthur Szyk will be held on January 30 at 2 pm in the Florence Gould Theater at the Legion of Honor. The discussions are devoted to the prolific artwork of Arthur Szyk, particularly the influential religious and political works produced between 1934 and 1945, and explores the artist’s commitment to the ideals of social justice. Lee Bycel, executive director of the Redford Center will moderate a conversation between Naomi Natale, founder of One Million Bones, Irvin Ungar, curator of The Arthur Szyk Society and Paul Von Blum, senior lecturer in African American Studies and Communication Studies at UCLA. Admission is free and space is limited. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This symposium coincides with Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations on view in Gallery 1 at the Legion of Honor through March 27.More information… San Francisco Tribal & Textile Arts Show?Gala
Join us on Thursday, February 10 from 6–9 pm for a gala preview party at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason in San Francisco for the launch of the San Francisco? Tribal and Textile Arts Show. The annual gala features the culinary offerings of McCall Associates, ?live entertainment and the finest ethnographic art available? from national and international art dealers. ?All the proceeds from the gala benefit the de Young’s collection of textiles and art from Africa,? Oceania and the Americas. For ticket information, please call 415-750-3593 or visit www.?tribaltextilearts.eventbrite.com.More information… Winter Sale at the Museum Stores
A blizzard of winter sale savings has blown into the de Young and Legion of Honor Museums Stores. From Tuesday, January 25–Thursday, February 17, save up to 50% off at all museum stores on selected merchandise including art books, decorative accessories, jewelry, apparel and children’s items. Quantities are limited so shop early for the best selection. FAMSF member discounts do not apply and all sales are final.?More information… Opera Night at the Museum

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