pubLiC eventS

de Young / Legion of Honor

March 2011
visit our calendar at www.famsf.org

Pulp Fashion

Chamber Music Series
Join us for the second season of our Chamber Music Series, presented in partnership with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and Classical Revolution Sunday, March 6, Gallery 10, noon–2:00 p.m. Rhythm Sisters Sunday, March 20, Gallery 10, noon–2:00 p.m. Revolution Quartet Programs are free after museum admission. Space is limited and first-come-first-served. For more information, contact Andrea Martin at 415-750-3531 or amartin@famsf.org.

Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
Sunday, March 6, noon–3:00 p.m. In celebration of Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave, enjoy artist demonstrations on the first Sunday of each month. Today, artist Anandamayi Arnold creates enchanting costume designs in paper.
Photo: Andreas von Einsiedel

Friday nights at the de Young / March 4
Carnaval at the de Young!
> Featuring Fogo na Roupa. The dancers and bateria of Fogo Na Roupa (Portuguese for “clothes on fire”) bring the
infectious energy and insistent beats that set the crowd aflame every time they take to the streets or to the stage. Also featuring Futuro picante, a youth music group.

> Special lecture by Dr. Davíd Carrasco in conjunction with Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico. Carrasco
is the Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America, with a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University.

Friday nights at the de Young / March 11
San Francisco Bay Guardian night: Cultura Madre
> Live music by Los Cenzontles (“The Mockingbirds”), a Mexican American roots band heavily influenced by Tejano
music, country music, rock and roll, and traditional Mexican regional music such as Son Jarocho and boleros.

> Bridge Walkers, an interactive audio and video installation created by San Francisco–based filmmaker and installation
artist Catherine Herrera, a Cultural Encounters Commissions artist. Hamon Tower (9th floor), 6:00–8:30 p.m.

> Lawrence Colacion will be producing live screen printing. Mission Cultural Center is providing a curated video
collection from its exhibition DF<SF<TJ.

> Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist (documentary, 38 min.)

Friday nights at the de Young / March 18
Olmecas Singing in the Flowers at the de Young
> Live music by Cascada de Flores. With its talent and passion for the rich cultural heritage
of Mexico and Cuba, Cascada de Flores has elicited an extraordinary response from diverse audiences, media, and fellow musicians. In addition to exquisite, emotive guitar melodies, much of their repertoire features vocal harmonies that hark back to the golden age of song in Mexico and Cuba and the music of Las Hermanas Padilla, Mendoza, and the duo of María Teresa Vera and Lorenzo Hierrezuelo.

Cascada de Flores

> Special presentation: Olmec in the Flowers (Olmecas en las Flores). Join us for a beautiful night of flor y canto,
a 2,000-year-old literary tradition of the Americas. The presenters, poets, and musicians are all descendents of the indigenous people of the Americas. Organized by members of the de Young Olmec Advisory Committee, with special thanks to Naomi Quiñonez.

Friday nights at the de Young / March 25
pre-Opening Celebration of Balenciaga and Spain
> Flamenco music and dance performances by theatre Flamenco > Special lecture, “Balenciaga and the American Fashion Cycle,” Professor Myra Walker, curator at the Texas Fashion
Collection at University of North Texas

> Closing reception for Roberto Hernandez, CoLoRes OrGaniCos!

Why Style Matters: First Ladies and their impact on American Fashion
Lecture and book Signing by Katherine betts
Saturday, March 12 2:00 p.m. Book signing in the Piazzoni Murals Room 4:00 p.m. Lecture in the Koret Auditorium Katherine Betts is author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style. Every First Lady makes an impression, whether she means to or not. Some arrive at the White House already well versed in the sartorial requirements of the job—what Lady Bird Johnson referred to as the “harness of hairdo and gloves”—and embrace the style-setting authority of the role as Jackie Kennedy did in 1961. Others resent the expectation, failing to grasp why what makes them feel comfortable should be the public’s business. This talk will look at how first ladies—from Dolley Madison to Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama— have affected American style and changed the way women in this country dress for work, for the public spotlight, and for themselves. tickets are required and are $20 ($15 for museum members). Purchase tickets at the de Young admissions desk or online (tickets.famsf.org). Seating is limited and first-come-first-served. For more information contact gstock@famsf.org or 415-750-7694

Artist Studio/Artist-in-Residence at the de Young
Kimball Education Gallery, de Young Artist is on site Wednesdays–Sundays 1:00–5:00 p.m., Fridays, 1:00–8:45 p.m. Admission into the gallery is free of charge.

Roberto Yamir Hernandez CoLoRes OrGaniCos!
March 2–27 CoLoRes OrGaniCos! provides museum visitors with an opportunity to learn the indigenous creative process of making colors from natural elements: water, earth, air, fire, sand, vegetables, fruits, flowers, trees, sea, minerals, and animals. Visitors of all ages can engage in hands-on making of pigments, painting, and observing the techniques of current paintings in progress by the artist. Come visit the artist’s environment, Mi Casa, filled with paintings musical instruments, fotos, musica, videos, and books.

Roberto Yamir Hernandez

Every month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and gives the artists an opportunity to work with the public. Artists working in various media are encouraged to apply. The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation. Thank you to Aveleda Winery for its in-kind support. For information about Artist Studio, visit our online calendar at www.deyoungmuseum.org, call 415-750-3528, or e-mail rcrump@famsf.org.

Balenciaga and Spain Symposium
Saturday, March 26, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Koret Auditorium This symposium will examine the themes of the special exhibition Balenciaga and Spain: the power of the Spanish imagination, and of its cultural and artistic history on the work of one of the 20th century’s greatest designers, Cristóbal Balenciaga.

> Speakers include Hamish bowles, a fashion journalist, the European editor

at large for the American edition of Vogue, and guest curator of Balenciaga and Spain. Miren Arzalluz specializes in the history of dress and fashion at the Courtauld Institute of Art. pamela Golbin, chief curator of the Musée de la Mode et du Textile at the Louvre in Paris, is an internationally renowned figure in the fashion industry with extensive historical knowledge of cultural and design issues. Lourdes Font is associate professor in the department of History of Art and in the M.A. program for Fashion and Textile Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology. tickets are required and are $30 ($20 for museum members). Purchase tickets at the de Young admissions desk or online (tickets.famsf.org). Seating is limited and first-come-first-served. For more information contact amartin@famsf.org or 415-750-3531

public programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
For more information about events or to receive our e-newsletter, go online to www.famsf.org, call 415-750-7694, or e-mail publicprograms@famsf.org
Director of public programs, Cultural encounters initiative Renee Baldocchi 415-750-7634, rbaldocchi@famsf.org Artist-in-Residence, College programs Rebecca Crump 415-750-3528, rcrump@famsf.org Artist Fellows, Symposia, La belle vie at the Legion Andrea Martin 415-750-3531, amartin@famsf.org Friday nights at the de Young and poetry Gregory Stock 415-750-7694, gstock@famsf.org
Cultural Encounters at the de Young is a series of interconnected programs developed in collaboration with community arts organizations and performing and visual artists. These programs are designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the museum while creating exciting educational and artistic possibilities from the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions. Friday Nights at the de Young is part of the Fine Arts Museums’ Cultural Encounters initiative, generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.

Anandamayi Arnold 3/6

Bouquets to Art 3/15–3/19

Theatre Flamenco 3/25

PUBLIC EVENTS
Calendar of Events
Olmec Balenciaga and Spain

DY = de Young LH = Legion of Honor visit our calendar at www.famsf.org

Fogo Na Roupa 3/4

Los Cenzontles 3/11

March 201 1
3/4 DY
Carnaval at the de Young!
Live music and dance 6:00–8:30 p.m. Fogo Na Roupa and Futuro Picante celebrate the long tradition of Carnaval “The Olmec Sacred World: Giants and Mixtures in Stone” 7:00 p.m. Special lecture in conjunction with Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico, by Dr. Davíd Carrasco

3/18 DY
Olmecas Singing in the Flowers at the de Young
Cascada de Flores 6:30–8:30 p.m. Dance to music inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Mexico and Cuba. Special presentation: Olmec in the Flowers (Olmecas en las Flores) 7:00 p.m. Join us for a beautiful night of flor y canto, a 2,000-year-old literary tradition of the Americas.

3/6 LH
Chamber Music Series and art demonstration noon–2:00 p.m. Our second season continues in partnership with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and Classical Revolution. Today’s concert features the Rhythm Sisters. noon–3:00 p.m. Artist demonstration with Anandamayi Arnold celebrating Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave

3/20 LH
Chamber Music Series: Revolution Quartet noon–2:00 p.m. Presented in partnership with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and Classical Revolution

3/25 DY
Pre-Opening Celebration of Balenciaga and Spain
Theatre Flamenco 6:30–8:30 p.m. Be inspired by the style and movement of this talented dance group. Special lecture, “Balenciaga and the American Fashion Cycle” 7:00 p.m. Professor Myra Walker, curator at the Texas Fashion Collection at University of North Texas Roberto Hernandez, CoLoRes OrGaniCos! 6:00–8:45 p.m. Closing reception in Kimball Education Gallery

3/11 DY
San Francisco Bay Guardian Night celebrating Cultura Madre
Los Cenzontles (“The Mockingbirds”) 6:30–8:30 p.m. Enjoy a Mexican American roots band heavily influenced by Tejano, country, rock and roll, and traditional Mexican music. Bridge Walkers, an interactive audio and video installation 6:00–8:30 p.m. Experience this one-night-only artwork by Catherine Herrera in the Hamon Tower (9th floor) Screen printing and artwork exhibition 6:00–8:30 p.m. Lawrence Colacion will be producing artworks and the Mission Cultural Center is providing excerpts from its exhibition DF<SF<TJ. Ruth Asawa: Roots of an Artist (documentary, 38 min.) 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. (two showings) in the Koret Auditorium

3/26 DY
Symposium: Balenciaga and Spain 1:00–4:00 p.m. Speakers include Hamish Bowles, Miren Arzalluz, Pamela Golbin, and Lourdes Font. Tickets are $30 ($20 for museum members).

3/12 DY
Lecture: “Why Style Matters: First Ladies and Their Impact on American Fashion” 2:00–5:00 p.m. Book signing and lecture by Kate Betts, author of Everyday Icon: Michelle Obama and the Power of Style.

Every Friday night, all ages enjoy hands-on art making with de Young art educators and participate in March Artist-in-Residence Roberto Hernandez’s studio, CoLoRes OrGaniCos! Programs are FREE unless otherwise noted.
Images: Cristóbal Balenciaga, Scarlet silk ottoman evening coat with capelet collar, autumn/winter 1954–1955, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1957 (C.I.57.29.8): Photo by Craig McDean. Anandamayi Arnold: Photo by Lauren McIntosh Berkeley.