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Won Ju Lim: Raycraft Is Dead

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Can we ever really own a space\, either legally\, pra ctically\, or theoretically? Won Ju Lim&rsquo\;s mixed media installations ask her viewers to consider the psychological relationship they have to the ir own spaces. By investigating\, exploiting\, and deconstructing the space s of her home in Raycraft Is Dead\, Lim invites us to rethink our everyday experiences of our own spaces. An ongoing body of work set in YBCA &rsquo\;s unique Terrace Landing\, Raycraft Is Dead is composed of sculptures\, video projections\, and collages that were born of Lim&rsquo\ ;s looking at domestic spaces as witnesses to the history of a certain plac e.

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Join us for the Opening Reception on Fri\, Aug 14\, 6 PM.< /p> DTEND:20151206 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150814 GEO:37.7857943;-122.4024208 LOCATION:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\,701 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Won Ju Lim: Raycraft is Dead\, Won Ju Lim UID:391888 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150814T200000 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150814T180000 GEO:37.7857943;-122.4024208 LOCATION:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\,701 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Won Ju Lim: Raycraft is Dead\, Won Ju Lim UID:391889 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

The works in Geometricity 2.0 by Ruth Tabancay spin the hexagonal form into various configurations and render them in a range of materials that correlate to the concepts of the finished work. For S weet\, over 3\,000 cast sugar tiles are configured to represent the mo lecular structures of the disaccharide and monosaccharide that are the comp onents of cast sugar. The physical properties of sugar are further explored in Melt\, a series of small burnt sugar sculptures which morph ov er time. In Hive\, silk hexagons are stitched together and coated with beeswax to create honeycomb fragments\, causing one to ponder the stuf f of silkworms and honeybees simultaneously. The addition of pentagons and heptagons create convex and concave variations in the otherwise 2-dimension al Euclidean plane. Garden Transformed is assembled from painted t ea bags hand-stitched into patterns defined by the hexagonal grid.

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Tabancay is driven here by both a childlike fascination with geometry\, and an educated intellectual curiosity about microbiology\, both of which are beautifully underlined by the meditative practice of working in multiples ( her works are often composed of hundreds or thousands of units)\, as well a s the conceptually inspired choices of media. www.ruthtabancay.com

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Ruth Tabancay &rsquo\;s passion for science led her to study microbiology in college\, an d after a stint as a hospital laboratory technologist\, she went on to medi cal school. After 11 years in private practice\, she left medicine to study art. She is graduate of University of California\, Berkeley\; University o f California\, San Francisco\; and California College of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited regionally at Southern Exposure\, Bedford Gallery\, and Richmond Art Center and in venues all over the country. Her work is in the collection of the Oakland Museum.

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Exhibition runs August 13th &ndash\; September 19th\, 2015

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&ndash\; Reception\, Saturday August 15\, 4-6 pm with Artist Talks at 4:30

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&ndash\; Third Thursday on 25th Street: August 20\, 6-8pm

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&ndash\; Another Third Thursday on 25th Street: September 17\, 6-8pm

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&ndash\ ; Art Murmur First Fridays: September 4\, 6-9pm

DTEND:20150919 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150813 GEO:37.8144819;-122.2672596 LOCATION:Mercury 20 Gallery\,475 25th St. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Geometricity 2.0\, Ruth Tabancay UID:391847 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150815T180000 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150815T160000 GEO:37.8144819;-122.2672596 LOCATION:Mercury 20 Gallery\,475 25th St. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Geometricity 2.0\, Ruth Tabancay UID:391848 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Julie Alvarado&rsquo\;s fans and newcomers will not be disap pointed by True Adventures. Real-life stories are painted in the r eally-fantastic vein of vintage pulp novels and men&rsquo\;s adventure maga zines. You just don&rsquo\;t glaze over when confronted with the dramatic\, colorful and provocative style of great old low-brow noir\, and o verlaying that kind of energy onto true stories from her friends&rsquo\; li ves is pretty tasty. This is way better than Facebook. With her unfailing s ense of humor and play\, Alvarado embellishes personal tragedies and challe nges &ldquo\;with drama\, steroids and implants.&rdquo\; Ha!

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Man vs. nature was a common theme in the pulp magazi nes and runs through one set of five acrylic paintings in True Adventur es. The cut out panel paintings that accompany them reinforce the sens e of menace\, tension and\, in some cases\, absurdity. Men struggle to repe l attacks by seals\, flying squirrels and kittens. Women find themselves at the mercy of ravaging Chihuahuas or hoping to be rescued from their &ldquo \;rescue&rdquo\; cats. In another vein\, a second set of paintings chronicl e\, via the artist&rsquo\;s trickster hand\, some of the possible challenge s of International travel. www.juliealvarado.com

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Julie Alvarado move d from the Los Angeles area to the Bay area in 1993. She received her MFA f rom CCA in 1995. Her work shows throughout northern and southern California \, and she is a member of Mercury Twenty Gallery. She also works as a paint ing instructor and studio manager at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland.

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&ndash\; Reception\, Saturday August 15\, 4-6 pm w ith Artist Talks at 4:30

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&ndash\; Third Thursday on 25th Street: Au gust 20\, 6-8pm

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&ndash\; Another Third Thursday on 25th Street: Sep tember 17\, 6-8pm

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&ndash\; Art Murmur First Fridays: September 4\, 6-9pm

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Exhibition runs August 13th &ndash\; Septembe r 19th\, 2015

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DTEND:20150919 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150813 GEO:37.8144819;-122.2672596 LOCATION:Mercury 20 Gallery\,475 25th St. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:True Adventures\, Julie Alvarado UID:391846 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Moments of Grace\, PK Frizzell& rsquo\;s title work for this show\, is a video installation exploring the i ntersection of our intangible selves with our physical bodies. Video projec tions show us shadows projected over aesthetically rich &ldquo\;trash&rdquo \;. Shadow represents the essential part of us\, the profoundly intangible\ , the way a shadow is nothing\, not even light. Detritus is a metaphor for& nbsp\; our physical self which \; becomes battered over the course of a lifetime and is made out of what is essentially trash (viruses\, bacteria\ , a few chemicals\, water\, etc). In concert\, this &rdquo\; trash&rdquo\;\ , and this &ldquo\;nothing&rsquo\; create a magnificent being. This piece e vokes moments of grace we experience in the arc of our lives. The detritus used in the main installation was generated by the making of a series of pa intings\, also on view\, called Dive Bar Light Source. www.pkfrizzell.com

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PK Frizzell has worked as an artist in the Bay Area for the past 40 years and has shown extensively throughout the Uni ted States during that time. She has been with Mercury 20 Gallery since 201 0.

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Exhibition runs August 13th &ndash\; September 1 9th\, 2015

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&ndash\; Reception\, Saturday August 15\ , 4-6 pm with Artist Talks at 4:30

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&ndash\; Third Thursday on 25th Street: August 20\, 6-8pm

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&ndash\; Another Third Thursday on 25th S treet: September 17\, 6-8pm

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&ndash\; Art Murmur First Fridays: Sept ember 4\, 6-9pm

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DTEND:20150919 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150813 GEO:37.8144819;-122.2672596 LOCATION:Mercury 20 Gallery\,475 25th St. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Moments of Grace\, PK Frizzell UID:391842 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150815T180000 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150815T160000 GEO:37.8144819;-122.2672596 LOCATION:Mercury 20 Gallery\,475 25th St. \nOakland\, CA 94612 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Moments of Grace\, PK Frizzell UID:391843 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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A fascinating though largely forgotten figure in the Bay Area&rsquo\;s rich photographic history\, Willard Worden (American\, 18 68&ndash\;1946) took up photography while serving in the Spanish-American a nd Philippine-American Wars and later opened his first gallery near the Pre sidio in Cow Hollow. Within a few years\, his stock list contained hundreds of views of his newly adopted city and its environs as well as sites as fa r away as Yosemite National Park.

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Thi s exhibition presents a survey of Worden&rsquo\;s photographs from the firs t two decades of the 20th century\, including views of San Francisco&rsquo\ ;s coastline\, Golden Gate Park\, and Chinatown. A recurring subject for th e photographer was the surviving entryway to a Nob Hill mansion destroyed i n the earthquake of 1906 and relocated to Golden Gate Park in 1909. Called the Portals of the Past\, the ruin served as both a monument to the city&rs quo\;s recent tragedy and a symbol of its perseverance.

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Worden was at the height of his career at the time of th e Panama-Pacific International Exposition (PPIE)\, the 1915 world&rsquo\;s fair held in San Francisco. As one of the exposition&rsquo\;s official phot ographers\, he captured its spectacular architectural and sculptural creati ons by day and night. Art from the PPIE\, including approximately 250 works by major American and European artists\, is the focus of the exhibition at the de Young\, Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific Intern ational Exposition\, opening October 17\, 2015. \;

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DTEND:20160214 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150725 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Portals of the Past: The Photographs of Willard Worden\, Willard Wo rden UID:391762 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Richard Diebenkorn (American\, 1922&ndash\;1993) held a lifelong interest in printmaking that began with experiments he made as a student at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute)\, and he maintained a steady output of prints from the 1960s unt il his death. A group of 160 prints acquired by the Fine Arts Museums in 20 14 includes examples from this thirty-year period and demonstrates Diebenko rn&rsquo\;s intense engagement with printmaking processes\, particularly et ching. Selections from the acquisition compose this exhibition\, which prov ides an overview of Diebenkorn&rsquo\;s accomplishments in this medium and introduces unpublished prints and proofs for prints that were not issued in editions.

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The Museums have presented several small-focus exhibitions of Diebenkorn&rsquo\;s prints over the yea rs\, each featuring selections from the permanent collection: Blue Surr ound: The Evolution of a Print (1994)\; Richard Diebenkorn: 41 Etc hings Drypoints (1999)\; Richard Diebenkorn: Clubs and Spades (2002)\; and\, most recently\, Richard Diebenkorn: The Stanford Monoty pes\, A Recent Acquisition (2009). This new exhibition celebrates the Museums&rsquo\; latest significant acquisition of his prints\, made possibl e by the Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions and the generosity of Phyllis Diebenkorn.

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DTEND:20151004 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150425 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Richard Diebenkorn Prints: Celebrating an Acquisition\, Richard Die benkorn UID:391761 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Lauren Kroiz is an assistant p rofessor of American modern art at UC Berkeley. She is interested in the hi story and theory of photography and new media\, race and ethnic studies\, a nd the relationships between regionalism\, nationalism\, and globalism.

DTEND:20150917T140000 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150917T100000 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Guest Lecture: Color as a Thing: Robert Motherwell's Elegies\, by L auren Kroiz\, Robert Motherwell UID:391760 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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The year 2015 marks the centennial of the Panama-Paci fic International Exposition (PPIE)\, the San Francisco world&rsquo\;s fair that celebrated the opening of the Panama Canal and the city&rsquo\;s reco nstruction following the great earthquake of 1906. The grand exposition cov ered 76 city blocks and boasted national and international pavilions showca sing innovation\, industry\, and the arts. At the heart of the PPIE was one of the most ambitious art exhibitions ever presented in the United States\ , encompassing more than 11\,000 paintings\, sculptures\, prints\, and phot ographs\, in addition to a significant array of public murals and monuments . To mark this anniversary\, Jewel City revisits this vital moment in the inauguration of San Francisco as the West Coast&rsquo\;s cultural e picenter. The landmark exhibition at the de Young reassembles more than 200 works by major American and European artists\, most of which were on displ ay at this defining event.

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Jewel City shares examples that signal the key artistic trends of 1915\, fro m the conservative to the avant-garde: American and French Impressionism\; works by members of the Ashcan School\; paintings from the emerging moderni st styles in Italy\, Hungary\, Austria\, Finland\, and Norway\; and more. H ighlights include an impressive survey of American art\, with works by Mary Cassatt\, Thomas Eakins\, John Singer Sargent\, James McNeill Whistler\, W inslow Homer\, Frederic Remington\, John Sloan\, Robert Henri\, and other m asters. In addition\, the presentation boasts an extensive offering of Euro pean painting and sculpture\, with examples on view by such greats as Gusta ve Courbet\, James Tissot\, Claude Monet\, Camille Pissarro\, Auguste Rodin \, Thé\;o van Rysselberghe\, and Edvard Munch. Monumental murals desi gned for the fair\, including those by Arthur F. Mathews and William de Lef twich Dodge\, will be seen for the first time in nearly a century.

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The exhibition is accompanied by a scholarly catalogue\, with contributions from James A. Ganz\, curator of the exhibiti on\, and fellow Fine Arts Museums curators Emma Acker\, Karin Breuer\, Meli ssa Buron\, Martin Chapman\, René\;e Dreyfus\, and Colleen Terry\, as well as scholars Laura Ackley (independent historian\, San Francisco)\, He idi Applegate (independent art historian\, Washington\, DC)\, Gergely Barki (curator and advisor in 20th-century painting at Szé\;pművé\;s zeti Mú\;zeum&ndash\;Hungarian National Gallery\, Budapest)\, Victori a Kastner (historian\, Hearst Castle)\, Anthony Lee (Idella Plimpton Kendal l Professor of Art History\, Mount Holyoke College)\, and Scott A. Shields (associate director and chief curator\, Crocker Art Museum).

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In July of 2015\, William de Leftwich Dodge's mural  \;Atlantic and Pacific was installed in Wilsey Court in prepa ration for the exhibition. View photographs of the installation and explore the history of one of the PPIE's original commisioned works.

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Learn more about t he city of San Francisco's full PPIE 100 program.

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DTEND:20160110 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20151017 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International E xposition\, Mary Cassatt\, Thomas Eakins\, John Singer Sargent\, James McNe ill Whistler\, Winslow Homer\, Frederic Remington\, John Sloan\, Robert Hen ri\, Gustave Courbet\, James Tissot\, Claude Monet\, Camille Pissarro\, Aug uste Rodin\, Théo van Rysselberghe\, Edvard Munch\, Arthur F. Mathews\, Wil liam de Leftwich Dodge UID:391758 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20151017T171500 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20151017T093000 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International E xposition\, Mary Cassatt\, Gustave Courbet\, William de Leftwich Dodge\, Th omas Eakins\, Robert Henri\, Winslow Homer\, Arthur F. Mathews\, Claude Mon et\, Edvard Munch\, Camille Pissarro\, Frederic Remington\, Auguste Rodin\, John Singer Sargent\, John Sloan\, James Tissot\, Théo van Rysselberghe\, James McNeill Whistler UID:391759 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Mounted in celebration of the centennial of the artis t&rsquo\;s birth\, this one-room exhibition presents thirteen works by the pioneering Abstract Expressionist Robert Motherwell (1915&ndash\;1991) from his seminal series Elegies to the Spanish Republic. The exhibitio n features the Fine Arts Museums&rsquo\; painting At Five in the Afternoon (1950)\, one of the earliest works in the series\ , as well as prints from the artist&rsquo\;s books in the Achenbach collect ions. Additional works from the series are drawn from other local private a nd public collections.

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In San Francis co in 1937\, Motherwell heard the novelist and art theorist André\; M alraux speak at a rally concerning the Spanish Civil War (1936&ndash\;1939) \, provoking his interest in a moral issue that would provide the subject a nd inspiration for his work for the rest of his life. He ultimately produce d more than 250 paintings and works on paper exploring the topic\, allowing him to express in visual form what he described as a &ldquo\;funeral song for something one cared about.&rdquo\;

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This focused exhibition is an opportunity to better understand and apprec iate an important painting in the Museums&rsquo\; collection and its relati onship to one of Motherwell&rsquo\;s most significant bodies of work. Refle cting the chaos\, turmoil\, suffering\, and moral uncertainties of the mid- twentieth century\, the series is a testament to the timeless and transcend ent aspects of the human condition\, such as the co-existence of joy and pa in\, of hope and suffering\, and of life and death.

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DTEND:20160306 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150905 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Between Life and Death: Robert Motherwell's Elegies in Bay Area Col lections\, Robert Motherwell UID:391754 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150905T171500 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150905T093000 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Between Life and Death: Robert Motherwell's Elegies in Bay Area Col lections\, Robert Motherwell UID:391755 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Explore the distinctive art\, culture\, and history o f Hawai&lsquo\;i with the first exhibition of Hawaiian featherwork on the U .S. mainland\, developed in partnership with the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Muse um\, Honolulu. Presented in San Francisco\, which is considered to be the g ateway to the Pacific\, the exhibition will feature approximately 75 rare a nd stunning examples of the finest featherwork capes and cloaks in existenc e\, as well as royal staffs of feathers (kāhili)\, feather lei (lei hulu manu)\, helmets (mahiole)\, feathered god images ( akua hulu manu)\, and related eighteenth- and nineteenth-century p aintings and works on paper.

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Handcraf ted of plant fiber and rare feathers from endemic birds of the islands\, th e cloaks (&lsquo\;ahu&lsquo\;ula) and capes provided spiritual pro tection to Hawaiian chiefs\, proclaiming their identity and status. The abs tract patterns and compositions of royal feathers (nā hulu ali&lsquo\;i ) are both beautiful and full of cultural meaning. While the arrangeme nts of their forms&mdash\;crescents\, triangles\, circles\, quadrilaterals\ , and lines&mdash\;and fields of color appear contemporary\, they are ancie nt. Symbols of the power and status of \;Hawai&lsquo\;i&rsquo\;s monarc hs at home and abroad\, these vibrantly colored treasures of the Hawaiian p eople endure today as masterpieces of unparalleled artistry\, technical ski ll\, and cultural pride.

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Featherwork : A Conservator&rsquo\;s Approach

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Th is related exhibition explores the unique challenges around the study and c are of feathered objects and textiles. The diverse objects on view are draw n from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco&rsquo\;s permanent collection s\, and include western hats\, African headdresses\, an Inuit parka\, and a Peruvian feathered wall panel. An interactive touch screen allows visitors to learn more about each feathered object\, the damaged sustained by these delicate and fragile pieces\, and the scientific testing and conservation techniques that help to preserve them. The exhibition is a result of collab oration between the conservation departments for Textile Arts and Objects a t the de Young.

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This exhibition is organiz ed by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.

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Presenting Sponsors

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The Michael Taylor Trust
Diane B. Wilse y

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Director's Circle

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Akiko Yamazaki\, Chair\, and Anthony Sun\, Chairman Emeritus\, Asian Art Museum

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Curator' s Circle

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The Selz Foundation\, Inc.< /p>\n

Conservator&rsquo\;s Circle \;\n

Bank of the West
Mrs. Dwight (Bl ossom) Strong
Thomas W. Weisel Family

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Benefactor&rsquo\;s Circle

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Ma rk and Carolyn Blackburn
Paula and Bandel Carano
The Donald and M aureen Green Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. Smith

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Support for the education and public programs is provi ded by the Walter and Elise Haas Fund.

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DTEND:20160228 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150829 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i UID:391752 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150829T171500 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150829T093000 GEO:37.7709335;-122.4688276 LOCATION:de Young Museum\,Golden Gate Park 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive\nSa n Francisco\, CA 94118 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i UID:391753 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:
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Highlighting the s tunning creations of five quilters from the Oakland-based Eli Leon collecti on\, Yo-Yos &\; Half Squares: Contemporary California Quilts pr esents 20 quilts that defy standard expectations\, dating from the late 198 0s and early 2000s. Featuring complex asymmetrical patterns\, unusual mater ials and an improvisational creation process\, these quilts are unique artw orks that expand the notions of craft through \;exuberant artistic expr ession. Presenting stories from each maker&mdash\;Angie Tobias\, Arbie Will iams\, Mattie Pickett\, Rosie Lee Tompkins\, and Sherry Byrd&mdash\;the exh ibition illuminates how these quilts came to be\, and the collaborations an d relationships involved in their creation. Although the quilts are highly distinct from each other\, the exhibition reflects the makers&rsquo\; indiv idual interests\, skills and talents and Eli Leon&rsquo\;s vision and uniqu e story as a collector\, beginning in the early 1970s and with a large focu s on African-American quilters.

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Yo-Yo s &\; Half Squares: Contemporary California Quilts is made possible in part by generous support from the Simpson Family.

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DTEND:20160221 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150912 GEO:37.797984;-122.261606 LOCATION:Oakland Museum of California\,1000 Oak Street \nOakland\, CA 94607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Yo-Yos & Half Squares: Contemporary California Quilts\, Angie Tobia s\, Arbie Williams\, Mattie Pickett\, Rosie Lee Tompkins\, Sherry Byrd UID:391741 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150912T180000 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150912T100000 GEO:37.797984;-122.261606 LOCATION:Oakland Museum of California\,1000 Oak Street \nOakland\, CA 94607 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Yo-Yos & Half Squares: Contemporary California Quilts\, Sherry Byrd \, Mattie Pickett\, Angie Tobias\, Rosie Lee Tompkins\, Arbie Williams UID:391742 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Brian Gross Fine Art is pleased to announce a solo exhibitio n of work by Santa Fe artist\, Meridel Rubenstein\, opening Saturday\, Sept ember 12\, 2015 with a reception from 3-5 pm\, and an artist&rsquo\;s talk at 3:30 pm. On view will be ten new photoworks from The Volcano Cycle\, the second part of Rubenstein&rsquo\;s three part series\, Eden T urned on its Side. \; In The Volcano Cycle\, Rubenstein e xplores deep time through images of the smoldering volcanoes that make up I ndonesia&rsquo\;s Ring of Fire\, evoking thoughts of earth\, climate change \, and human co-evolution. \; The Volcano Cycle will be on vie w through October 31\, 2015. \;

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Rubenstein&rsqu o\;s series\, Eden Turned on its Side\, investigates ecological pr ocesses across time that either reinforce or destroy the notion of Eden.&nb sp\; These photoworks focus on the poetic intersection of nature and cultur e in relation to ecological and social imbalance. \; Rubenstein&rsquo\; s previous exhibition at the gallery focused on Photosynthesis\, t he first part of the cycle. \; In the final segment\, Eden in Iraq< /em>\, she is co-designing a wastewater garden/memorial in the marshes of s outhern Iraq that aims to transform relics of war into art. \;

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In The Volcano Cycle\, Rubenstein explores volcano es as a regenerative phenomenon. \; She captures the cycle of destructi on/regeneration through images of charred trees\, acidic lakes\, volcanic p lumes\, ash rubble\, and plant life emerging from barren ground. \; Pri nted using dye sublimation on aluminum sheets\, the photoworks shimmer with a metallic luster\, adding a sense of alchemical change.  \;

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Meridel Rubenstein was born in Detroit\, MI in 1948. She rec eived an MA and MFA from University of New Mexico\, Albuquerque. Since 2006 \, she has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the School of Art\, Desig n\, and Media at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  \;From 2000-2005\, she taught at Smith College\, Northampton\, MA\, and from 1985 -90 she headed the photography program at San Francisco State University. & nbsp\;Rubenstein has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation an d Bunting Institute at Harvard University\, and is currently a fellow at th e World Academy of Arts and Sciences. \; She has received grants from t he National Endowment for the Arts and twice received the Pollock-Krasner F oundation grant. \;

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Rubenstein&rsquo\;s work ha s been the focus of numerous museum exhibitions throughout the US and Europ e. She was one of only two New Mexico artists included in the inaugural Sit e Santa Fe in 1995. \; Her work has been exhibited at the Louvre\; the International Center for Photography\, NY\; the Museum of Contemporary Phot ography\, Chicago\; the Irish Museum of Modern Art\, Dublin\; the Smith Col lege Museum of Art\; the UNM Art Museum\, Albuquerque\; and the New Mexico Museum of Art\, Santa Fe.

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Rubenstein&rsquo\;s photo works can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum\; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art\; the Bibliotheque Nat ionale\, Paris\; the Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe\, Hamburg\; the Houston M useum of Fine Arts\; the High Museum\, Atlanta\; the Denver Art Museum\; an d the Minneapolis Institute of Arts\, among others. \;

DTEND:20151031 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150912 GEO:37.7657315;-122.4065564 LOCATION:Brian Gross Fine Art\,248 Utah Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Volcano Cycle\, Meridel Rubenstein UID:391686 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150912T170000 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150912T150000 GEO:37.7657315;-122.4065564 LOCATION:Brian Gross Fine Art\,248 Utah Street \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:The Volcano Cycle\, Meridel Rubenstein UID:391687 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Part of Radical Presence: Black Performance in Con temporary Art

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When the chimp psychologist from Planet of the Apes travelled back in time to pay our civilization a v isit\, she charmed and terrified humans who sensed that her kind would soon overtake them. Try as humans did to destroy Zira\, and thus engineer a dif ferent future for their race\, they did not succeed in ridding themselves o f her or any of her talking ape brethren\, who return in endless sequels an d remakes to this day.

Zira is an expert in human behavior. In Ape City she conducted experi ments on human subjects and dissected their brains. Her civilization was de signed to avoid the human forms of aggression that lead to calamities\, and her behavioral studies were key to forging that split between those homini ds who destroy each other and those who would not.

For this performance\, Zira shares her ob servations of human predation with a lecture followed by a question and ans wer session.

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DTEND:20150819T210000 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150819T193000 GEO:37.7857943;-122.4024208 LOCATION:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\,701 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Observations of Predation in Humans: A lecture by Dr. Zira\, Animal Psychologist\, Coco Fusco UID:391664 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

Our laptops\, cell phones\, and other gadgets deri ve from and return to the earth in a harmful cycle that requires urgent awa reness and action to address humanity&rsquo\;s permanent impact on the plan et. Earth Machines considers this relentless stream of new tech pr oducts\, the materials they are made of\, and their ecological influence. I n this small group exhibition\, each work of photography\, sculpture\, soun d\, or painting explores a different aspect of the rapid production of elec tronics and the resulting effects on the environment\, from rare earth mini ng\, to the disposal of e-waste and the long-term decomposition of tech pro ducts.

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Artists include: Alisa Baremboym\, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen\, Spiros Hadjidjanos\, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe\, Kevin McElvaney\, Leslie Shows\, Addie Wagenknecht

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Join us for the Opening Reception on Fri\, Aug 14\, 6 PM.

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DTEND:20151206 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150814 GEO:37.7857943;-122.4024208 LOCATION:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\,701 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Earth Machines\, Alisa Baremboym\, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen \, Spiros Hadjidjanos\, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe\, Kevin McElvaney\, Leslie Shows\, Addie Wagenknecht UID:391662 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DTEND:20150814T200000 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150814T180000 GEO:37.7857943;-122.4024208 LOCATION:Yerba Buena Center for the Arts\,701 Mission St. \nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Earth Machines\, Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen\, Alisa Baremboym \, Spiros Hadjidjanos\, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe\, Kevin McElvaney\, Leslie Shows\, Addie Wagenknecht UID:391663 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

You Know I&rsquo\;m No Goo d \;presents works by a selection of contemporary artists that dir ectly relate to the life and music of Amy Winehouse. Highly regarded Bay Ar ea artists Jennie Ottinger and Jason Jä\;gel\, whose work extends the f igurative tradition\, will present especially commissioned works for the ex hibition. Jä\;gel will create a new mural-sized painting for the wall f acing Yerba Buena Lane and Ottinger will create a stop-motion video animati on using original paintings. In addition\, the exhibition will include a se ries of untitled drawings (2011&ndash\; 2012) with Amy Winehouse as the sub ject by New York artist Rachel Harrison. These drawings\, made using colore d pencil on paper\, depict Winehouse alongside famous characters from art h istory like Pablo Picasso\, Gertrude Stein\, and Willem de Kooning.

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You Know I&rsquo\;m No Good \;is organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum\, San Franci sco. Major sponsorship has been provided by BNY Mellon Wealth Management\, Gaia Fund\, and Wendy and Richard Yanowitch.

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Media Sponsorship for \;Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait \;and \;Yo u Know I&rsquo\;m No Good \;is provided by 7x7.

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Major support for The Contemporary Jew ish Museum&rsquo\;s exhibitions and Jewish Peoplehood Programs comes from t he Koret Foundation.

DTEND:20151101 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150723 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:You Know I'm No Good\, Jennie Ottinger\, Jason Jägel\, Rachel Harri son UID:391649 END:VEVENT BEGIN:VEVENT DESCRIPTION:

In the eighteenth century\, th e concept of the sublime became very influential among painters and poets d ue to an increasing interest in the aesthetics of science. Expanding global exploration made people astutely aware of the enormous scale and splendor of the planet&rsquo\;s wild places\, and astronomy was revealing the stagge ring immensity of the universe. The result was a combination of awe and fea r&mdash\;awe at the majesty and beauty of creation\, and fear of human frai lty\, mortality\, and insignificance in the light of the vastness of the co smos. This response itself became a point of interest: how do we existentia lly resolve our psychology and spirituality with this new information?

Taking the title from the biblical concept that\, &ldquo\;the day go es after the night\,&rdquo\; (Gen 1:5) at the time of creation\, \; Night Begins the Day \;is an exhibition featuring the work of twen ty-seven artists\, scientists\, and creative thinkers that\, in this curren t moment of expansion through scientific development\, look at three aspect s of contemporary art that can be seen as emerging from the historic preced ent of the sublime: technological innovation\; new understandings of time\; and new expressions of awe and fear that have emerged from contemporary ir ony and cultural critique.

Featured artists/contributors include Peter Alexander\, Lisa K. Blatt\, Peter Dreher\, Moira Dryer\, Institute F or Figuring\, Masood Kamandy\, Robert Kooima\, Michael Light\, Josiah McElh eny\, and Fred Tomaselli.

Organized by The Contemporary Jewish M useum\, San Francisco. Curated by Chief Curator Renny Pritikin and Associat e Curator Lily Siegel. A fully illustrated catalog with essays by the curat ors\, Dodie Bellamy\, and Nathaniel Deutch will be available.

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Night Begins the Day: Rethink ing Space\, Time\, and Beauty \;is organized by The Contemporary J ewish Museum\, San Francisco. Presenting sponsorship for this exhibition ha s been provided by the Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies Foundation of th e Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund. Major sponsorship has bee n provided by an Anonymous donor\, Gaia Fund\, RayKo Photo Center\, and Wen dy and Richard Yanowitch.

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Additional generous support is provided by The Contemporary Jewish Mu seum&rsquo\;s Bernard and Barbro Osher Exhibition Fund.

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Major support for The Contemporary Jewi sh Museum&rsquo\;s exhibitions and Jewish Peoplehood Programs comes from th e Koret Foundation.

DTEND:20150920 DTSTAMP:20150805T112106 DTSTART:20150618 GEO:37.7837687;-122.4033289 LOCATION:The Contemporary Jewish Museum\,736 Mission Street (between 3rd a nd 4th st.)\nSan Francisco\, CA 94103 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY:Night Begins the Day: Rethinking Space\, Time\, and Beauty\, Peter Alexander\, Lisa K. Blatt\, Peter Dreher\, Moira Dryer\, Masood Kamandy\, R obert Kooima\, Michael Light\, Josiah McElheny\, Fred Tomaselli UID:391648 END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR