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.
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.
Tune in November 8 from 10:30 am–12:30 pm and 1:45–3:30 pm to view the live stream of the Keith Haring Symposium, below.
Introduction by Colin B. Bailey, director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Dieter Buchhart, exhibition curator
11:30 am–12:15 pm
Jane Dickson, artist, teacher, and friend of Keith Haring
Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Keith Haring: The Political Line. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.
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The Bay Area welcomes spring each year with this popular weeklong exhibition featuring unique art and floral mash-ups where floral designers create arrangements that pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the works in the de Young’s permanent collections. Throughout the week, visitors can participate in floral demonstrations by prominent designers, hands-on art activities for children, catered luncheons, and a raffle.
Adults $22–$23, seniors 65+ $19–$20, students with current ID $18–$19, youths 6–17 $12–$13, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.
Save $1 per ticket with advance online purchase. Prices in your online shopping cart reflect the automatic savings.
Upgrade your ticket for $1 to see everything in the museum, including the special exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.
Bouquets to Art is presented by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. Additional support is provided by the Belvedere-Tiburon Auxiliary, the East Bay Auxiliary, the Hillsborough Auxiliary, and the Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums.
Diane B. Wilsey
Photo by Greg Lato © Latoga Photography
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