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On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism

WAIS AND KNOWLES GALLERIES OF TEXTILE ARTS
July 23, 2016February 12, 2017

On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism presents a broad range of textile traditions from around the world that share many of the same aesthetic choices ascribed to Minimalist works. This exploration underscores the universality of the movement’s underlying design principles, which include regular, symmetrical, or gridded arrangements; repetition of modular elements; direct use and presentation of materials; and an absence of ornamentation. 

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Ticket Information 

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission to the museum.

Adults $15, seniors 65+ $10, students with current ID $6, members and youths 17 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki), early 19th century

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki), early 19th century. Japan, late Edo period. Silk, gold leaf paper strips; twill lampas, supplementary-weft patterning (kinran), 118.9 x 122.7 cm (46 13/16 x 48 5/16 in.). FAMSF, gift of Miss Carlotta Mabury, 54688.36 

On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism

The Sumatran Ship Cloth

Gallery 31
April 2, 2016February 12, 2017

The Sumatran Ship Cloth presents three ceremonial textiles from the Lampung region of south Sumatra, a region of Indonesia where ship imagery is a prominent theme in woven arts. For many Indonesians, the sea represents their lifeblood, and ship imagery reflects social structures, rituals, and cosmological beliefs. These textiles from the Museums’ permanent collection, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, are being shown for the first time.

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Ticket Information 

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission to the museum.

Adults $15, seniors 65+ $10, students with current ID $6, members and youth 17 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Ceremonial hanging (palepai) (detail), 19th century

Ceremonial hanging (palepai) (detail), 19th century. Indonesia, Sumatra, Lampung, Kalianda. Handspun cotton; plain weave with supplementary-weft patterning, 129 15/16 x 27 3/16 in. (330 x 69 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; museum purchase, Textile Arts Council Endowment Fund and the Nasaw Family Foundation Fund, 2010.18   

Kay Sekimachi: Student, Teacher, Artist

T.B. Walker Textile Education Gallery
April 23, 2016November 6, 2016

Produced in close collaboration with San Francisco native Kay Sekimachi (b. 1926), a pioneer in the post-World War II fiber art movement, this exhibition offers a glimpse into the working processes of one of America’s most important weavers. The presentation includes a range of materials totaling over 30 artworks, from small studies to fully realized creations that trace Sekimachi’s evolution from student to artist.

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Ticket Information 

Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission to the museum.

Adults $15, seniors 65+ $10, students with current ID $6, members and youth 17 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

In the Realm of Nature: Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi

Kay Sekimachi, Study for Crossed-Warp Effect, 1980s

Kay Sekimachi, Study for Crossed-Warp Effect, 1980s. Linen, dye; 4-layer continuous-weft weave and crossed warp on an 8-harness loom, dimensions variable. Collection of the artist. Image © Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Kay Sekimachi: Student, Teacher, Artist

"Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective" Member Preview Hours

Oscar de la Renta, evening dress, resort, 2012. White silk faille, red and green silk embroidery, and appliqué. Oscar de la Renta  LLC 706 (Jemal Countess / Getty Images)
March 11, 2016 -
1:00pm5:15pm

Be among the first to experience the world premiere of Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective at the two-day member preview Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11, 1–5:15 pm.

Become a Sustaining, Supporting, or Contributing member by March 1 and you will be invited to the Opening Reception on March 11, with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a private viewing of the exhibition.

Artisan Trunk Show: Paz Collective

Artisan Trunk Show: Paz Collective
April 10, 2016 -
9:30am5:15pm

In celebration of Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Stores are pleased to present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, April 5th—Sunday, April 10th, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Artisan Trunk Show: Natasha Grasso

Artisan Trunk Show: Natasha Grasso
April 9, 2016 -
9:30am5:15pm

In celebration of Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Stores are pleased to present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, April 5— Sunday, April 10, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10%

Saturday's featured artisan is San Francisco-based artisan Natasha Grasso. Her line of classic handcrafted jewelry embodies a sense of everyday elegance. 

Artisan Trunk Show: Stacy King

Artisan Trunk Show: Stacy King
April 7, 2016 -
9:30am5:15pm

In celebration of Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Stores are pleased to present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, April 5—Sunday, April 10, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Thursday's featured artisan is Stacy King, founder of Lulu Designs. Based in Mill Valley, CA, artisan Stacy King creates sophisticated, handcrafted jewelry inspired by organic beauty.

Artisan Trunk Show: Pam Wiston

Artisan Trunk Show: Pam Wiston
April 6, 2016 -
9:30am5:15pm

In celebration of Bouquets to Art at the de Young, the Museum Stores are pleased to present a six-day series of Artisan Trunk Shows featuring local jewelry designers. Each day from Tuesday, April 5th—Sunday, April 10th, a different artisan will present unique, handcrafted wares. Museum members receive a 10% discount on all purchases.

Artwear at the de Young

art wear
April 29, 2016 -
9:30am8:30pm
Celebrate Bay Area-made wearable art at the de Young in an event, now in its eighth year, with an exciting lineup of top local designers. Meet the makers and shop one-of-a-kind collections at the premier shopping event of the spring.

Member For A Day

Photo © Greg Habiby
March 19, 2016 -
9:30am5:00pm

Jump into spring with a day of art around town! Choose among your favorites from the following Bay Area institutions offering FAMSF Members free general admission on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Asian Art Museum
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Museum of the African Diaspora
Oakland Museum of California
SF Camerawork
University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Walt Disney Family Museum
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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