ArtSlant - Recently added http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/show en-us 40 Group Show - Hosfelt Gallery - February 6th - March 19th <p>&ldquo;Particle and Wave&rdquo; is a group exhibition of sculpture, photography and technological media in which artists explore the properties of light. Reflection, refraction and color theory are used as tools to examine human perception and to consider science and philosophy&rsquo;s attempts to explain the universe.</p> <p><br /><br /></p> <p>For centuries, scientists have debated the nature of light. Does it behave like a particle, or does it behave like a wave? Current thinking holds that light exhibits properties of both particles&nbsp;<em>and</em>&nbsp;waves. Although this explanation works well in the&nbsp;<em>science</em>&nbsp;of quantum mechanics, it falls short in terms of broader metaphysical questions concerning the essence of light.</p> <p><br /><br /></p> <p>Tim Hawkinson, one of the artists in this exhibition, says, &ldquo;What artists do is ask questions without answers.&rdquo; This exhibition addresses that equivocal examination.&nbsp; Included are works by Bruce Conner, Jim Campbell, Jay DeFeo, Susan Derges, Tara Donovan, Adam Fuss, Tim Hawkinson, Werner Klotz, Emil Lukas, Marco Maggi, Gay Outlaw, Luis Tomasello and others.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:15:50 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - February 2nd - July 1st <p align="LEFT">Take a walk through history. A 50th anniversary timeline installation on the museum&rsquo;s first</p> <p align="LEFT">floor will let you trace the history of the Asian Art Museum along with major events in San</p> <p align="LEFT">Francisco and beyond. The installation, featuring photographs and video displays, will show</p> <p align="LEFT">the linked history of the museum and its home city. An interactive feature will invite visitors to</p> <p align="LEFT">contribute their own memories. There will also be an online timeline that will include all the</p> <p align="LEFT">content featured in the physical timeline, alongside museum stories shared by visitors, fans</p> <p align="LEFT">and staff. Feel free to create a single description for the physical/digital experiences. From</p> <p align="LEFT">programming and events to celebrity sightings and first dates, the special online experience</p> <p>celebrates the unique place the museum has in our lives.</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 23:03:11 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - October 30th, 2015 - February 7th <p>Japan&rsquo;s opening to international trade in the 1850s after centuries of selfimposed isolation set off a craze for all things Japanese among European and North American collectors, artists and designers. The phenomenon, dubbed <em>japonisme </em>by French writers, radically altered the course of Western art in the modern era. The Asian Art Museum delves into this sweeping development in the traveling exhibition <em>Looking East: How Japan Inspired Monet, Van Gogh, and Other Western Artists</em>. The exhibition features more than 170 works of paintings, prints, furniture and decorative arts drawn from the acclaimed collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It traces the West&rsquo;s growing interest in Japan, the collecting of Japanese objects, and the exploration of Japanese subject matter and styles. The works shown represent most of the major artistic movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries with masterpieces by the great impressionist and post-impressionist painters Vincent van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Paul Gaugin and Claude Monet, among others. Western paintings, prints and other objects are juxtaposed throughout the exhibition with artworks by celebrated Japanese masters including Kitagawa Utamaro, Utagawa Hiroshige, and Katsushika Hokusai. <br /> <br /> <em>Organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Accompanied by a catalogue.</em></p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:58:20 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Ranu Mukjerjee - Asian Art Museum - November 6th, 2015 - August 14th <p align="LEFT"><span style="font-family: BauPro; font-size: small;"><span style="font-family: BauPro; font-size: small;"><br /></span></span>Where is the line between history and mythology? <br /> In <span style="font-size: medium;"><span style="font-family: Times New Roman;"><em>Extracted</em>, artist Ranu </span></span>Mukherjee eclipses the boundaries between the two, placing them in the same universe through colorful, collage-like video, textiles and works on paper. Drawing inspiration from California&rsquo;s Gold Rush, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and the museum&rsquo;s expansive collection, Mukherjee invites you into otherworldly landscapes inhabited by miners, a Chinese goddess with a leopard tail and tiger teeth, and other fantastical beings. Through its countless layers&mdash;image over image, fact mingled with fiction&mdash;<em>Extracted </em>creates<br style="font-family: BauPro; font-size: small;" /><br /></p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:53:44 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Asian Art Museum - February 26th - May 8th <p>An international loan exhibition of Islamic art organized in collaboration with the</p> <p>Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, <em>Pearls on a String: Artists, Patrons, and Poets at the</em></p> <p><em>Great Islamic Courts </em>emphasizes the role of human relationships in inspiring and</p> <p>sustaining artistic creativity at imperial courts. The exhibition spans a geographic range</p> <p>from the Bay of Bengal to the Mediterranean Sea and dates from the 16th to the 18th</p> <p>century &mdash; a period marked by the global movement of ideas and technologies and</p> <p>increased interaction among various cultural and religious communities. <em>Pearls on a</em></p> <p><em>String </em>is organized into three vignettes, each pivoting around a main protagonist in a</p> <p>different century and empire of the Islamic world. Through 64 exquisite artworks,</p> <p><em>Pearls on String </em>tells the stories of a writer in 16th-century Mughal India, a painter in</p> <p>17th-century Safavid Iran, and a patron in 18th-century Ottoman Turkey. <em>Organized by</em></p> <p><em>the Walters Art Museum and the Asian Art Museum. Accompanied by a catalogue.</em></p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 22:45:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Diebenkorn, Hopper, Rodin - Cantor Arts Center - February 6th - March 13th <p>Take a Cantor Guide tour this weekend and get the student perspective on the Cantor Arts Center! All Stanford undergrads, the Cantor Guides will direct you through collection highlights, sharing their favorite works of art.</p> <p>Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm, February 6 to March 13, meet in Cantor&rsquo;s main lobby.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:07:16 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Parker - Southern Exposure - March 17th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Drop-in steams on Thursday evenings&nbsp;are first come, first steam. Bring your own towel, robe, and swimsuit. Bathrooms and drinking water are provided. Visitors are encouraged to steam in rounds.&nbsp;Visitors must be able to kneel and climb in order to steam, and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.</p> <p><em>Steam Work</em>&nbsp;is a sculptural installation by Michael Parker that invites bodily participation in a sensorial experience. At its core is&nbsp;<em>Steam Egg 2</em>, a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna, accompanied by suspended cascading cold rinse pools, wet and messy seating, and redwood and ceramic hydration stations built by the artist.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:55:25 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Parker - Southern Exposure - March 10th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Drop-in steams on Thursday evenings&nbsp;are first come, first steam. Bring your own towel, robe, and swimsuit. Bathrooms and drinking water are provided. Visitors are encouraged to steam in rounds.&nbsp;Visitors must be able to kneel and climb in order to steam, and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.</p> <p><em>Steam Work</em>&nbsp;is a sculptural installation by Michael Parker that invites bodily participation in a sensorial experience. At its core is&nbsp;<em>Steam Egg 2</em>, a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna, accompanied by suspended cascading cold rinse pools, wet and messy seating, and redwood and ceramic hydration stations built by the artist.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:54:13 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Parker - Southern Exposure - March 3rd 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Drop-in steams on Thursday evenings&nbsp;are first come, first steam. Bring your own towel, robe, and swimsuit. Bathrooms and drinking water are provided. Visitors are encouraged to steam in rounds.&nbsp;Visitors must be able to kneel and climb in order to steam, and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.</p> <p><em>Steam Work</em>&nbsp;is a sculptural installation by Michael Parker that invites bodily participation in a sensorial experience. At its core is&nbsp;<em>Steam Egg 2</em>, a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna, accompanied by suspended cascading cold rinse pools, wet and messy seating, and redwood and ceramic hydration stations built by the artist.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:53:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Parker - Southern Exposure - February 25th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Drop-in steams on Thursday evenings&nbsp;are first come, first steam. Bring your own towel, robe, and swimsuit. Bathrooms and drinking water are provided. Visitors are encouraged to steam in rounds.&nbsp;Visitors must be able to kneel and climb in order to steam, and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.</p> <p><em>Steam Work</em>&nbsp;is a sculptural installation by Michael Parker that invites bodily participation in a sensorial experience. At its core is&nbsp;<em>Steam Egg 2</em>, a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna, accompanied by suspended cascading cold rinse pools, wet and messy seating, and redwood and ceramic hydration stations built by the artist.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:52:27 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Parker - Southern Exposure - February 18th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Drop-in steams on Thursday evenings&nbsp;are first come, first steam. Bring your own towel, robe, and swimsuit. Bathrooms and drinking water are provided. Visitors are encouraged to steam in rounds.&nbsp;Visitors must be able to kneel and climb in order to steam, and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.</p> <p><em>Steam Work</em>&nbsp;is a sculptural installation by Michael Parker that invites bodily participation in a sensorial experience. At its core is&nbsp;<em>Steam Egg 2</em>, a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna, accompanied by suspended cascading cold rinse pools, wet and messy seating, and redwood and ceramic hydration stations built by the artist.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:51:30 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Parker - Southern Exposure - February 11th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Drop-in steams on Thursday evenings&nbsp;are first come, first steam. Bring your own towel, robe, and swimsuit. Bathrooms and drinking water are provided. Visitors are encouraged to steam in rounds.&nbsp;Visitors must be able to kneel and climb in order to steam, and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.</p> <p><em>Steam Work</em>&nbsp;is a sculptural installation by Michael Parker that invites bodily participation in a sensorial experience. At its core is&nbsp;<em>Steam Egg 2</em>, a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna, accompanied by suspended cascading cold rinse pools, wet and messy seating, and redwood and ceramic hydration stations built by the artist.</p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:50:28 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Parker - Southern Exposure - March 19th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Saturday steams are accompanied by a program of sound artists, DJs, and HerbJs curated by Michael Parker and Valerie Imus for his exhibition&nbsp;<em>Steam Work</em>. Collaborators include Ashley Bellouin, Alyse Emdur, Wesley Hicks, and Laura Steenberge.</p> <p>Bring your own towel, robe, and swimsuit. Bathrooms and drinking water are provided. Visitors are encouraged to steam in rounds. Visitors must be able to kneel and climb in order to steam, and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.</p> <p><em>Steam Work</em>&nbsp;is a sculptural installation by Michael Parker that invites bodily participation in a sensorial experience. At its core is&nbsp;<em>Steam Egg 2</em>, a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna, accompanied by suspended cascading cold rinse pools, wet and messy seating, and redwood and ceramic hydration stations built by the artist.</p> <p>RSVP to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.steamwork.eventbrite.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.steamwork.eventbrite.com</a></p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:48:41 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Parker - Southern Exposure - March 12th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Saturday steams are accompanied by a program of sound artists, DJs, and HerbJs curated by Michael Parker and Valerie Imus for his exhibition&nbsp;<em>Steam Work</em>. Collaborators include Ashley Bellouin, Alyse Emdur, Wesley Hicks, and Laura Steenberge.</p> <p>Bring your own towel, robe, and swimsuit. Bathrooms and drinking water are provided. Visitors are encouraged to steam in rounds. Visitors must be able to kneel and climb in order to steam, and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.</p> <p><em>Steam Work</em>&nbsp;is a sculptural installation by Michael Parker that invites bodily participation in a sensorial experience. At its core is&nbsp;<em>Steam Egg 2</em>, a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna, accompanied by suspended cascading cold rinse pools, wet and messy seating, and redwood and ceramic hydration stations built by the artist.</p> <p>RSVP to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.steamwork.eventbrite.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.steamwork.eventbrite.com</a></p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:47:17 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list - Cantor Arts Center - February 2nd - January 1st, 2026 <div>Bring art alive for your family! Themes for tours and art-making activities change every Sunday. While all ages are welcome, the program is designed for ages 5 and above. If you have any questions regarding these programs, please contact&nbsp;<a href="mailto:cantorfamilies@stanford.edu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">cantorfamilies@stanford.edu</a>.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Family Tours<br />
Docents lead family-friendly tours at 12:30, 1, 1:30, and 2 pm every Sunday. Explore objects through close looking that will inspire your art-making in the studio!</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <p>Studio Art-Making<br />Experiment with art materials and new techniques during sessions taught by professional art educators. 30-minute sessions begin at 1, 1:30, 2, and 2:30 pm every Sunday. Please sign up for your session at the Family Sunday welcome table located near the Cool Cafe.<br />&nbsp;<br />Art Packs<br />Stocked with colored pencils and sketching paper, art packs will fuel your own independent focused drawing session. Draw for 15 minutes or two hours&mdash;whatever your family's schedule allows! Sign out an Art Pack at the Family Sunday welcome table on Sundays between 12:30 pm and 3 pm or at the main lobby desk during museum open hours.</p> Due to the immense popularity of Cantor's Family Sundays program and our limited space, families wishing to participate may experience long wait times and may not be able to register due to the full capacity of the program. Registration is only available in person at the museum and begins at&nbsp;noon. Please be advised that while every effort is made to accommodate families on the waitlist, we cannot guarantee that spaces will become available. Family Sundays is a FREE program, offered 48 Sundays at the Cantor each calendar year.</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:18:15 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list Michael Parker - Southern Exposure - March 5th 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM <p>Saturday steams are accompanied by a program of sound artists, DJs, and HerbJs curated by Michael Parker and Valerie Imus for his exhibition&nbsp;<em>Steam Work</em>. Collaborators include Ashley Bellouin, Alyse Emdur, Wesley Hicks, and Laura Steenberge.</p> <p>Bring your own towel, robe, and swimsuit. Bathrooms and drinking water are provided. Visitors are encouraged to steam in rounds. Visitors must be able to kneel and climb in order to steam, and will be asked to sign a liability waiver.</p> <p><em>Steam Work</em>&nbsp;is a sculptural installation by Michael Parker that invites bodily participation in a sensorial experience. At its core is&nbsp;<em>Steam Egg 2</em>, a mirrored sculpture housing a fully-functioning sauna, accompanied by suspended cascading cold rinse pools, wet and messy seating, and redwood and ceramic hydration stations built by the artist.</p> <p>RSVP to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.steamwork.eventbrite.com/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.steamwork.eventbrite.com</a></p> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:45:37 +0000 http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list http://www.artslant.com/sf/Events/list