Posts Tagged ‘Bouquets to Art’

OMG OMG, It’s Bouquets to Art 2011 at Our de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park! Runs Through Saturday

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

(Or Caturday, if you prefer.)

It’s here at our de Young Museum and it’s bigger than ever for 2011.

Check it out.

See you there!

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Announce Plans for 2011 – Lots Coming from the de Young and Legion Museums

Friday, January 7th, 2011

See you after the jump for all the deets.

“San Francisco, January 2011––John E. Buchanan, Jr., the director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, announces a diverse roster of upcoming exhibitions in 2011 at the de Young and Legion of Honor.  Dates are subject to change. For access to the most current schedule of exhibitions, please consult the FAMSF website www.famsf.org.”

And here’s a sneak peek:

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937, Oil on canvas, Musée National Picasso, Paris, Photo: Jean-Gilles Berizzi/Réunion des Musée Nationaux/Art Resource, New York, © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

All the deets:

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Sneak Peek of 2010 Bouquets to Art at the de Young Museum – Show Runs April 20-24th

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Well it’s on – the 26th Annual Bouquets to Art 2010 at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park opens Tuesday, April 20th.

Check the Facebook and the also the schedule but hurry, as the whole shebang ends on Saturday, April 24th, 2010.

And check it, if you act now you can score some free tickets over at the Richmond District Blog.

Whoa ho! Not sure what this giant purple flower thing is, but they were working on it today to get ready in time for a soiree:

Anyway, on with the show. See how it works? This one was still under construction:

Bouquets to Art 2010
The 26th annual Bouquets to Art exhibition returns to the de Young Museum in April, featuring 150 floral displays interpreting the Museum’s permanent collection.

Organized and produced by the volunteer members of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, and with generous support by community donors and museum staff, Bouquets to Art raises funds for special exhibitions, acquisitions, and education programs.

Bouquets to Art and “French Impressions”
Bouquets to Art 2010 celebrates the upcoming landmark
Impressionism exhibitions from the Musée d’Orsay that will
be on view at the de Young Museum shortly after the close
of Bouquets to Art.

Looking ahead to these two signal exhibitions, which are
supported in part by funds from the San Francisco Auxiliary
of the Fine Arts Museums, this year the glorious annual flower
festival adopts “French Impressions” as its theme. The opening
gala evening, Floral Fashions, the décor of the luncheons and
teas, and Hat Day will feature this theme as a tribute to the
exhibitions and to Impressionism, one of the most original
and recognizable of all artistic styles.

“Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay,”
will be on view at the de Young from May 22 to September 6,
2010, followed by “Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Beyond:
Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay,” which
will be presented from September 25, 2010 to January 18, 2011.

FREE BUCCELLATI LECTURE
In addition to a host of ticketed lectures at this year’s BTA, the de Young is also presenting a free lecture by Buccellati CEO Alberto Milani titled “Buccellati: Art in Gold and Silver” on Tuesday, April 20 at 4pm in the Koret Auditorium. Milani will discuss Buccellati’s history, craftsmanship, signature style, and their one-of-a-kind museum quality objects.

How to Purchase Tickets
Purchase tickets online or by phone at (415) 750-3504, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. beginning February 16.

The Floral Dresses of the Bouquets to Art Opening Night Gala

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Bouquets to Art 2009 is going gangbusters these days over at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park, as per usual. You’ve seen some of the flowers, now check out the floral wear sported at Monday’s Opening Night Gala (not to be confused with the de Young’s recent Mid Winter Gala featuring Miami Vice’s Don Johnson and Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, ably captured by the tiny Canon Powershot of 7×7′s Catherine “CBig” Bigelow).

Don’t miss seeing View from the Bay’s Janelle Wang at the de Young (“Janelle Debuts as a Runway Model”, KGO-TV). That’s the venue, avec 800-pound bouquet, now see photos of Monday night’s floral couture courtesy of Bree and Brandon over at Kuga Designs, a floral design studio. This is their effort, complete with “fierce” flowery shoes:

And here are the efforts of others, as photo’ed by Kuga Designs:

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The mise-en-scene:

There you have it. See you next year.

Bouquets to Art ends this Saturday…

Sneak Peek of 2009 Bouquets to Art at the de Young Museum

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

Well it’s on – Bouquets to Art 2009 at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park opens this morning. Here’s a peek at what all the swells and Lavay Smith avec the Red Hot Skillet Lickers saw last night’s Opening Night Gala and Preview.

Check the schedule here but hurry, as the whole shebang ends on Saturday, March 21, 2009. Don’t miss Hat Attack! with Hat Personality Jan Wahl on Friday.

See how it works? Click to expand:

It’s Gilbert and George!

Fauna and Flora of the Pacific by Miguel Covarrubias:

That’s your BtoA 2009. Bring a sweater or something as they keep things cool for the flora.

More deets after the jump.

See you there!

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At the de Young Museum: Bouquets to Art 2009, March 17-21

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Brace yourself, Bouquets to Art is coming back to Golden Gate Park for its Silver Anniversary at the de Young Museum starting Tuesday, March 17th, 2009. People journey from all over the state to see all the art-related flower arrangements. It’s going to be mega (like a smaller version of the King Tut-Mania that will start June 27, 2009), so get your tickets now.

Best of all, in the words of Homer Simpson, the bouquets at BtoA ”look like the things they look like.”

As here, Oranges in Tissue Paper, 1890, William J. McCloskey rendered en flora:

See you there!

Bouquets to Art 2009, March 17-21 at the de Young

Bouquets to Art celebrates its 25th year in 2009! Bouquets to Art is the largest fundraiser held to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and one of the country’s premier floral events. In addition to the nearly 150 floral exhibitions displayed in the de Young’s galleries, the week-long event features an entertaining speakers’ programs, elegant lunches and teas, and a spectacular gala night.

Organized and produced by the volunteer members of the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, and with generous support by community donors and museum staff, Bouquets to Art raises funds for special exhibitions, acquisitions, and education programs.

Museum Hours
Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
Extended hours on Friday until 8:45 p.m.
Museum members–only night on Wednesday, March 18 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to Free Day at the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park on Wednesday, March 18, parking near the Museum will be very difficult. We strongly encourage visitors to take public transportation to Golden Gate Park. If you plan to drive, please allow ample time for parking.

Merchandise
Celebrating 25 years of Bouquets to Art, the Museum Stores are delighted to feature an exclusive selection of commemorative products, including a t-shirt, tote bag, scarf, poster, and mug, available at the de Young. During each day of Bouquets to Art, a Bay Area artisan will present unique, hand-crafted wares in a special shopping opportunity. Members receive 10% off all purchases.

Bouquets to Art Ends Tomorrow at the de Young Museum

Friday, March 14th, 2008

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Bouquets to Art ends tomorrow. If you’ve never been, you can get the idea here.  Lot’s of stuff going on over there.

Bouquets to Art Starts Today at the de Young Museum

Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

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It’s on!  Bouquets to art starts today and goes on through to Saturday.

Each year,  floral designers and garden club members create 150 or so floral displays based on artwork they pre-select for interpretation. If you’ve never been, you can get the idea here.

It’s a madhouse over there right  now, with about 10,000 people expected for each day of this special show. They have lunches and teas and a speaker’s program. Lot’s of stuff going on over there.  Don’t miss hat day on Friday!

You should check it out.