Posts Tagged ‘Nancy Ewart’

Civic Center Gets All Steamed Up for “Bali: Art Ritual Performance” at Our Asian Art Museum

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

See?

How are you supposed to drive through this stuff?

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Anyway, read the sign on our Asian Art Museum – it says BALI, baby.

All the deets.

See you there!

“Bali, Art, Ritual, Performance” is Now Open at Our Asian Art Museum – Runs ‘Til November 2011 – Hello Bali!

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Bali, Art, Ritual, Performance is here at our Asian Art Museum.

SF Museum Examiner Nancy Ewart considers this exhibit:

“…an intelligent, gorgeous and vibrant show of a richly textured, religious and seductive culture.”

And Jesse Hamlin says:

“The galleries are filled with wondrous objects that seduce the eye and trigger the imagination.”

Here’s a sneak peek at todays sked, and you can get info on other events for 2011 after the jump.

Opening Celebration Friday, February 25, 2011, 10:00 am–10:15 am, Purification Dance; 12:00 noon–2:00 pm: Gamelan Music FREE with museum admission. Watch Bay Area dance troupe Gadung Kasturi open special exhibition Bali with nyapuh jagat (“sweeping the world”), the ritual cleansing dance of the self and the environment necessary before an important Balinese event. Later, hear the shimmering sounds of Bay Area ensemble Gamelan Gender Wayang.

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O.K. then. See you there!

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At Our Legion of Honor: “Japanesque: The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism” – Runs Through to Jan. 9th

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The perfect complement to the de Young Museum‘s Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay is the Legion of Honor Museum‘s Japanesque: The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism.

Here’s what you need to know about it:

At the intersection of Japanese and French art by Janos Gereben

Exhibition Looks at Japanese Influence on Western Art at Hokubei.com

Japanesque” sheds light on two worlds by Jennifer Modenessi

Japanesque: The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism a stunning, stellar show by Nancy Ewart

And here’s what it looks like:

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They show you how it was done 400 years ago:

This is the final room:

And kittehs! Always with the kitties:

See you there!

New Today at the Asian Art Museum – Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam & Burma

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

San Francisco’s highly-rated Asian Art Museum launched a new special exhibit today – it’s called Emerald Cities: Arts of Siam & Burma.

See?

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Read all about this great show from Candace JacksonNancy Ewart, Carol Canter, and Janos Gereben. (Civic Center Mike? Hello-oooo?)

So, let’s cue the monks and then check the Facebook:

“The opening ceremony went well! Peaceful, calming chanting and praying culminating in a monk blessing everyone by lobbing water droplets on the audience. Emerald Cities is now officially open, the orchid display goes down after Sunday, and on Sunday we have our Fall Family Festival — daylong festivities for all ages, and families don’t have to pay the Emerald Cities surcharge!”

And if you drop by the AAA in the next few days, you’ll get to see the orchids.

And win some free tickets here!

Check out this white elephant on Objet 136:

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That’s got to be the angriest-looking olliphant ever:

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(‘ll post some more shots when they get back from the Photomat.)

A lot of work went into this exhibit so check it out, why don’t you?

See you there!