Posts Tagged ‘de young museum’
Typical San Francisco Tourist Attractions Look Like a Ghost Town During This Super Bowl Week – SUBSTITUTION in Action?Thursday, February 4th, 2016
What’s this, the gigantic aquarium at our California Academy of Sciences at 1:58 PM on a Wednesday afternoon? Oh, that’s right, we’ve lost our Regular Visitors due to all the hassles of our money-losing Super Bowl.
Is it usually like this? IDK, but I ain’t never seen this area totally empty afore.
And let’s look across the Golden Gate Park Music Concourse to the alleged* Fourth Busiest Museum in America, our de Young Museum:
Similarly, I’ve never seen it look like this during operating hours. I saw one cab waiting for bidness (and another one to camera right – I cropped that one out). Maybe a couple ppl milling about. Mind you, this is more than two hours afore Closing Time.
And let’s head down to the entrance of The Academy on our way out. Camera left had a few people in front of the Cafe on the west side (I think? The ocean side, the makai side, Bruddah) of the building. In mitigation, at one point at least, the small Explorer’s Cove was full up (with the keiki, Bruddah) as evidenced by one baby in a stroller waiting in line to get in.
Again, never seen it like this.
ASSIGNMENT DESK: Contact our cultural institutions and ask them “How’s bidness during this relatively rain-free Super Week?” And then, contact any old economist to discover why paying million to host a Super Bowl party might not actually be “GOOD FOR EVERYBODY IN SAN FRANCISCO.”
*Certainly, this was the case, say, around the time when we had the King Tut roadshow. As to whether that’s the case now, or in a typical year, I know not…
Cyclists Favor Illegal Bike Racks at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park – Legal Racks Unused SometimesTuesday, October 8th, 2013
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Now I’ll tell you, I tried to park my ride on those sticks in the background but got told that that area needs to be kept clear due to fire regulations or whatnot.
The artistic spiral you see in the foreground is what you’re supposed to use. But as you can see, sometimes people don’t use it at all.
Girl With A Pearl Earring: You’ve Seen the Movie, Now See the Real Thing – Dutch Paintings at the de Young in January!Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012
Look, it’s the Girl With A Pearl Earring:
Oh, wait a sec, here she is:
Johannes Vermeer (Delft 1632–1675 Delft) Girl with a Pearl Earring, ca. 1665. Oil on canvas, 17 1/2 x 15 3/8 in. (44.5 x 39 cm) Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshui
Well, guess what. They’re going to pack her up and send her to Golden Gate Park to be put on display for the first half of 2013 at our de Young Museum.
This is huge.
All the deets:
Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis – At the de Young Museum January 26—June 2, 2013
San Francisco, October 2012–The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce that on January 26, 2013, the de Young Museum will be the first North American venue to present Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis, a selection of paintings from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague. The de Young will host 35 paintings from the collection, including the renowned Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius, and four works by Rembrandt van Rijn. Highlighting the spectacular artistic achievements of the Dutch Golden Age, these works reflect the culture of artistic, economic, and technological innovation that allowed the Netherlands to prosper in the 17th century.
At the center of this exhibition is one of the world’s most famous paintings, Vermeer’s masterpiece, Girl with a Pearl Earring. This work, sometimes called “the Dutch Mona Lisa,” is one of only 36 known paintings by the artist and rarely travels outside the Netherlands. Though little is known about Vermeer’s life, the quiet grace and virtuoso technique evident in his paintings, and in particular his rendering of light, have placed him among the most important artists of the 17th century. Many of the details of his technique can only be appreciated through close examination of the painting surface, such as the few tiny brushstrokes that indicate the reflection on the pearl, and the broader, more expressive painting of her ultramarine and yellow turban.
Ever more deets, after the jump.
Run Wild for a Child 2011 went off without a hitch today in Golden Gate Park.
It’s sort of like the Bay to Breakers annual civic event, except Run Wild isn’t owned by some hung-up, Burnsian, “Christian Billionaire” what lives in Colorado and uses your B2B entry fee to fight the concept of evolution. (How refreshing.)
Anyway, today’s 5K race was 3053 vs. 1729 leading most of the way through. One of these guys won, you’d think.
Is this Fell? I can’t really tell:
Here’s Oak, anyway:
As you can see, this race swings both ways, with 5K and 10K runners facing each other at times:
All right, see you next year!
10K • 5K featuring Run Wild For A Child Costume Contest
Sunday, November 27, 2011 • 8:30 AM START
27th Annual Thanksgiving Weekend Run
Golden Gate Park • San Francisco
KICK OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON
Support San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program
Bring a new toy or two to donate to Bay Area Children in need
Run dressed as a toy in the “Run Wild Like A Child Costume Contest”
PRE-POST RACE EXPO
The entire event is staged from the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park, which is the outdoor plaza in the center of:
California Academy of Sciences
De Young Museum
Japanese Tea Garden
Start Check-In is at Music Concourse — see below for Start details.
‘RUN WILD LIKE A CHILD 5K’ COSTUME CONTEST
Run or Walk the 5K dressed as a favorite childhood toy to be eligible for the costume contest judging. Prizes will be awarded to the Top Ten Costumes selected by the Judges. Click to see some past year’s costumes!
CUSTOM MEDAL WITH EVENT LOGO TO 1ST – 10TH PLACE COSTUME WINNERS
1st Place: Luxury Weekend for Two at Hotel Carlton (good through Nov. 2012) and $150 Gift Certificate to Sports Basement
2nd Place: $200.00 Sports Basement Gift Certificate & FRS healthy Energy Gift Pack
3rd Place: $100.00 Sports Basement Gift Certificate & FRS healthy Energy Gift Pack
4th Place: $50.00 Sports Basement Gift Certificate & FRS healthy Energy Gift Pack
5th –10 Place: A Sports Basement Gift Certificate good for a pair of Brooks shoes.
All 5K Costume Contestants should report to the front of the starting line for initial judging from 8:00 AM – 8:20 AM.
Initial judging at the starting line from 8:15 – 8:30 AM
Semi-final judging – at the 5K finish line.
Final judging – at Bandshell Stage at 10:00 AM
POST RACE EXPO
After the race join us in the Music Concourse where you can ‘get down’ with live music provided by Pure Ecstasy while enjoying refreshments and the final costume judging on the main stage. Entrants can pick up their T-shirt and goodie bag, as well as visit sponsor booths for free samples and fitness information. The awards ceremony and Costume Parade & Judging will begin at approximately 10:00 AM at the Bandshell.
Pre-registered entrants may pick up their T-shirt with the full color logo in the Post-Race Expo area from 7:00 AM to 8:15 AM race morning or immediately following the race. Race Day entrants can pick up their shirt immediately following the race. The T-shirt Booth will be closed from 8:16 AM – 8:45 AM. T-shirt sizes cannot be guaranteed.
The San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program is the city’s largest and the nation’s oldest program of its kind. Distributing over 200,000 toys to more than 40,000 disadvantaged children. Besides helping individual families in need, the Toy Program serves many community organizations, including shelters for abused women and children, inner-city schools, neighborhood groups, children’s cancer wards, and pediatric AIDS units. SFFF Toy Program also responds on a year round basis to displaced children who become victims of fires, floods and other such disasters. The SFFF Toy Program is dependent solely on donations.
BRING A TOY and/or MAKE A DONATION
The San Francisco Firefighter’s Toy Program will be onsite race day accepting donations of new unwrapped toys. Entrants are encouraged to bring a toy or two on race day to donate and/or to make a cash donation when you register. Any donation above your entry fee will be given to the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program and is a 100% tax deductible.
Another Must-See Show at the de Young: Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters From the Kunsthistorisches MuseumFriday, November 18th, 2011
Here’s the full title of this sensual and opulent exhibition: “Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power From the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.”
So, it’s Hello, Vienna calling!
It’s amazing how San Francisco gets all these shows at our de Young Museum.
“Vienna’s treasures now are on loan to the de Young, the only stopping place for “Masters of Venice.” As before, with Tutankhamen and French Impressionists, Fine Arts Museums Director John E. Buchanan Jr. and President Dede Wilsey have found a golden opportunity for The City to act as a temporary “storehouse” for a collection whose home is being renovated.”
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This is it, this is your must-see show, it’s just one after the other:
- Saint Sebastian (ca.1457–1459) by Andrea Mantegna, represents early Renaissance painting and is the first of three paintings on this subject by the artist. In this work Mantegna incorporates details of ancient sculpture and architecture which organizes the pictorial space through linear perspective.
- Four rare works by the enigmatic painter Giorgio da Castelfranco, known as Giorgione. The Three Philosophers (ca. 1477–1510), one of the most celebrated works of the 16th century, uses an innovative integration of the figures within the spatial continuum of nature which marks a dramatic advance in the evolution of Western representation imagery. Also featured in the exhibition is his beautiful Portrait of a Young Woman (Laura)(1506) and pensive Youth with an Arrow (ca. 1508–1510).
- More than a dozen works by Tiziano Vecellio, know as Titian, once Giorgione’s assistant, whose talent soon rivaled his master’s. His work is synonymous with the Venetian style — lustrous pigments, sharply graduated light and shadows delineating robust forms such as his sumptuous Danaë (1560s) and the mysterious and moody Bravo (The Assassin) (ca.1515–1520).
- The tapestry-like, shimmering and sensuously colored works by Paolo Caliari, known as Veronese including the grand scaled Annointing of David (ca. 1555), and the dishonored heroine Lucretia (1528–1588), whose creamy skin and sumptuous fabrics divert the viewer’s eye from her suicide blade.
What you need to know:
Venetian paintings from this period have not been shown in the United States since 1938, and they will be shown only at the de Young.
Where: De Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
When: The exhibit continues through Feb. 12. The museum is open 9:30 a.m to 5:15 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. It is closed Nov. 24, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.
But remember, this all ends February 12, 2012.
See you there!
It starts off with a big photo of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, which contains one of the four big “princely collections” (along with the Louvre, the Hermitage, and the Prado)
And then, on with the show:
It’s one masterpiece after the next:
What more can you ask for?
Ever more deets, after the jump
To celebrate this morning’s kickoff of the fantastic Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power at the de Young Museum, they’re having this trunk show downstairs.
Pegge Goertzen, Artist/Designer:
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All the deets:
“Zenzara to Show Fortuny Handbag Collection at the de Young Museum in San Francisco – The Zenzara collection of couture handbags and jewelry is being presented at a trunk show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in conjunction with the new exhibit Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power on October 28 (members only) , 29 and 30, 2011.
The Zenzara collection of couture handbags and jewelry is being presented at a trunk show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco in conjunction with the new exhibit Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power on October 28 (members only) , 29 and 30, 2011. This event follows similar, successful shows at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
Zenzara Artist Pegge Goertzen collects antique European textiles from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries and re-imagines them as new handbags, jewelry and pillows. She concentrates on handmade metallic gold and silver appliques, laces, woven braid, cords and fringes.
In the de Young trunk show, Goertzen will feature her line of unabashedly glamorous Fortuny handbags, conceived from her passion for the fabrics of another “Master of Venice,” legendary fabric maker Mariano Fortuny. Against this unique canvas, Goertzen has imprinted her own brand of artistry by creating handbags with faceted gemstones and pearls resulting in wearable art that is thoroughly modern.
The Wedding Collection from Zenzara highlights a group of handbags called “Poche” – a name coined by Demi Moore from the French word for pocket – along with a variety of purses and clutches in a range of colors from white to cream, with silver and gold. Created from antique handmade French laces of gleaming, metallic threads, the Poche handbags are mounted on silk velvet pockets, detailed with coiled fringes, tassels and handmade closures with antique buttons. Each bag contains an antique wedding hankie along with a detailed description of the antique materials used in the bag’s creation.
Goertzen will also show her newest line Zenzara Jewelry Collection – new cuffs, necklaces and earrings fashioned from antique woven braids, fringes and lace embellished with faceted gemstones and pearls.
Zenzara handbags have been in the collections of Oprah, Diane Sawyer, Patti LaBelle and Demi Moore, to namedrop a few.
The de Young Museum Store will present Zenzara Friday, October 28, from 1-8:45 pm for members, Saturday, October 29 from 9:30 am to 5pm and Sunday, October 30 from 9:30 to 3 pm. Meet Pegge and shop her collection throughout the opening weekend of Masters of Venice at the special exhibition store located at the lower level of the de Young. Or visit her new shop at Etsy.
de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco – Golden Gate Park – 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco 415-750-3600.”
OMG, It’s Olmec on Market, Larger Than Life! See de Young Museum’s “Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico” by May 8thThursday, March 3rd, 2011
Scratch that. Subsitute “Life-Sized” for “Larger Than Life.”
(We* regret the error.)
Anyway, it’s Olmec, baby!
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*Sometimes, before I go to work, I like to imagine I’m a big-city newspaper editor with a team of minions at my disposal instead of just being Just Another Blogger. Isn’t that funny?
All the deets are at The Richmond Blog right now, no waiting.
Now, some of these things are biiiig. Check it.
And here’s a close-up of one of the heads, always with the heads:
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All right see you there!
Ever more deets, after the jump
Gogh Giants! – Our de Young Museum Beseeches Us to “Fear the Beards” – Brian Wilson Plus Van Gogh = ???Friday, October 29th, 2010
Epic Bearded Men – both have been in town lately:
Check out Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay in November and December after the Boys of October have taken care of business…