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Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt: Conceptual Color in Print

October 17, 2009March 7, 2010

Donald Judd was a major figure in the Minimalist art movement in the 1960s when he and others sought to create a depersonalized art in which the physical properties of space, scale, and materials were explored as phenomena of interest on their own. Judd’s use of color in three print series dating from 1988 to 1993 are on view along with a recent acquisition, Untitled (1993). Judd’s prints are compared and contrasted with prints by his peer, Sol LeWitt.

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Art and Power in the Central African Savanna

June 20, 2009October 11, 2009

This exhibition explores the political and religious power of nearly 60 sculptures created by artists of four Central African cultures: the Luba, Songye, Chokwe, and Luluwa. Carved primarily from wood, these power figures act as containers for magical organic ingredients and serve purposes both religious and political. According to traditional beliefs, the figures mediate between the human and spirit worlds to insure a healthy birth, successful hunt, or triumph over an enemy. A fully-illustrated catalogue by leading expert Constantine Pedridis accompanies the exhibition.

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Floral Design Demonstration: Laura Dowling, "Flower Inspirations in the Natural Style"

Laura Dowling
March 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

Laura Dowling is chief floral designer at the White House, a position she assumed in October 2009. In this position, she manages decor and flowers for a broad range of events, including state dinners, parties, and receptions, as well as creating flowers for the White House state rooms, the East Wing and West Wing offices, and the private residence. She works in the “new garden” style, a romantic style of flower arranging with free-flowing lines of vines and flowers emanating from a classical bouquet.

Special Holiday Hours

de Young Museum
December 23, 2013 - 9:30am5:00pm

The de Young will be open on Monday, November 11 (Veterans Day); Monday, December 23; Monday, December 30; and Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day), from 9:30 am to 5:15 pm.

The museum will be open on Veterans Day, Monday, November 11. General admission to the de Young is free for all veterans and active military personnel with military ID on Veterans Day. 

Lecture: "'Scrape the Willow until It Sings': The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker", by Deborah Valoma

October 12, 2013 - 10:00am12:00pm

The Textile Arts Council is proud to present a lecture by artist, professor, and author Deborah Valoma, longtime acquaintance of master basket maker Julia Parker (Coast Miwok/Kashaya Pomo). Nine years ago Valoma began recording her conversations with Parker, and from these emerged the recently published book Scrape the Willow until It Sings: The Words and Work of Basket Maker Julia Parker (Heyday).

Doing and Viewing Art

November 23, 2013 - 12:30pm2:00pm

Ages 4–12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Note new times, both at the de Young

  • 10–11:30 am: General public 
  • 12:30–2 pm: Museum members only

 Saturday, November 23: A Feast for the Eye

Upcoming

  • Saturday, December 7: Wintry Wonders
  • Saturday, December 14: Holiday Art

Doing and Viewing Art

December 7, 2013 - 10:00am11:30am

Ages 4–12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Note new times, both at the de Young

  • 10–11:30 am: General public 
  • 12:30–2 pm: Museum members only

 Saturday, December 7: Wintry Wonders

Upcoming 

  • Saturday, December 14: Holiday Art

Doing and Viewing Art

November 23, 2013 - 10:00am11:30am

Ages 4–12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

Note new times, both at the de Young

  • 10–11:30 am: General public 
  • 12:30–2 pm: Museum members only

 Saturday, November 23: A Feast for the Eye

Upcoming 

  • Saturday, December 7: Wintry Wonders
  • Saturday, December 14: Holiday Art

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