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The Month of Tut is Upon Us – A Huge June for the de Young Museum

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

Of course, the King Tut exhibition is coming to the de young Museum in Golden Gate Park at the end of the month, but there’s plenty of stuff going on leading up to that.

First up is Dr. Carol Redmount with her Art History Lecture: “To Tut or Not to Tut: King Tut in the Context of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty.” That’s tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM. And you can see all the rest, below.

This giant bronze tortoise has been counting the hours since 1979, patiently waiting for the return of the Tut exhibition.  

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Known as the “Navigators’ Dial“, this sundial is dedicated to three early explorers of the California coast. The dial itself is a sliced bronze globe of the earth sitting on the back of a tortoise. Overall, the globe hemisphere is about 2-1/2 feet in diameter, showing the world in relief centered on California. The flat face of the hemisphere is a beautiful vertical reclining dial.”

And now, on with the show:

JUNE PROGRAMS AT THE DE YOUNG:

Thursday 6/4/09
de Young: Koret Auditorium
10:00 am
Art History Lecture: To Tut or Not to Tut: King Tut in the Context of Egypt’s 18th Dynasty, Dr. Carol Redmount, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, U.C. Berkeley. Lecture admission is $4 for the general public and $3 for FAMSF members. No museum admission required. Information: 415.750.3638

Friday 6/5/09
de Young: Wilsey Court
5:00–8:45 pm
Friday Nightsat the de Young presents “Come Dance Salsa with Usin Wilsey Court,” featuring Edgardo and Candela, presented with Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. Museum admission is not required for most programs. Information: 415-750-7694 or nschach@famsf.org

Friday 6/5/09
de Young: Koret Auditorium
7:00–8:30 pm
de Young Poetry Series presents Tobias Wolff. General admission is $5 and free for members and college students with ID. Purchase tickets at the door or at www.famsf.org. No museum admission is required. Information: 415-750-3531 or amartin@famsf.org

Saturday 6/6/09
de Young: Kimball Education Gallery
10:30 am–noon (public)
1:30–3:00 pm (members only)
Children’s Workshops: Doing and Viewing Art and Big Kids/Little Kids. Activities relate to the textiles collection. Please, no late admittance. Information: 415-750-3658 or
elewmorris@famsf.org

Tuesday 6/9/09
de Young: Koret Auditorium
8:00 pm
American Decorative Arts Forum Lecture: The Shipcarvers’ Art: Wooden Sculpture in 19th-Century America, Ralph Sessions, DC Moore Gallery, New York. Doors open at 7:15 pm for a miniature exhibition of folk art objects and images. Admission is $15 and free for ADAF members. Museum is closed; enter through garage level B1. Information: 415.249.9234 or www.adafca.org

Thursday 6/11/09
de Young: Koret Auditorium
10:00 am
Art History Lecture: Furnishing a Tomb for Tutankhamun’s Subjects, Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art, Brooklyn Museum. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Ancient Art Council. Admission is $4 for the general public and $3 for FAMSF members. No museum admission required. Information: 415.750.3638

Friday 6/12/09
de Young
5:00–8:45 pm
Friday Nights at the de Young presents “Honor the Basket,” celebrating Native California baskets and weavers. Museum admission is not required for most programs. Information: 415.750.7694 or nschach@famsf.org

Saturday 6/13/09
de Young: Kimball Education Gallery
10:30 am–noon (public)
1:30–3:00 pm (members only)
Children’s Workshops: Doing and Viewing Art and Big Kids/Little Kids. Activities relate to the collection of California paintings. Please, no late admittance. Information: 415.750.3658 or elewmorris@famsf.org

Saturday 6/13/09
de Young: Koret Auditorium
3:00 pm
Ancient Art Council Lecture: Discovering Tutankhamun’s Tomb, by Dr. Edward Bleiberg, Curator of Egyptian, Classical, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art, Brooklyn Museum. Howard Carter became a household name when he discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. This lecture examines his great success and amazing finds in the Valley of the Kings. The lecture is co-sponsored by the Docent Council. Suggested donation is $5 and free for AAC members and docents. Information: 415.750.3686 or ancientart@famsf.org

Sunday 6/14/09
de Young: Koret Auditorium
10:00 am
San Francisco Ceramic Circle Illustrated Lecture: Early Transferware Pottery for the American Market, Richard K. Henrywood, author and independent ceramics specialist, England. Information: 415.752.3830 or www.patricianantiques.com/sfcc

Thursday 6/18
de Young: Koret Auditorium
1:00 pm
Art History Lecture: Art and Power in the Central African Savanna, Dr. Constantine Petridis, Curator of African Art, Cleveland Museum of Art. Admission is $4 for the general public and $3 for FAMSF members. No museum admission required. Information: 415.750.3638

Thursday 6/18
6:30–9:30 pm
ArtPoint Engage! gallery event; venue and ticket prices TBD. Information: 415.750.3584 or artpoint@famsf.org

Friday 6/19/09
de Young
1:00–5:00 pm
Art and Power in the Central African Savanna Members-Only Preview Hours

Friday 6/19
de Young
5:00–8:45 pm
Friday Nights at the de Young presents opening night of Art and Power. In addition, Cultural Encounters Commissions artists Meklit Hadero and Todd Brown perform Nafasha Ayer. Museum admission not required for most programs. Information: 415.750.7694 or nschach@famsf.org

Friday 6/19/09
de Young: Koret Auditorium
6:30 pm
Lecture: Art and Power in the Central African Savanna, Dr. Constantine Petridis, Curator of African Art, Cleveland Museum of Art. Information: 415.750.3531 or amartin@famsf.org

Saturday 6/20/09
de Young: Koret Auditorium
10:00 am
Textile Arts Council Lecture: Sixth Annual Carol Walter Sinton Program for Craft Art: Tribal Textiles of India: Dilemma for Survival—Conserve or Diversify, Bina Rao. Admission is $10 for the general public, $5 for FAMSF members and students, and free to TAC members. No museum admission required. Information: 415-750-3627, tac@famsf.org or www.textileartscouncil.org

Saturday 6/20/09
de Young: Kimball Education Gallery
10:30 am–noon (public)
1:30–3 pm (members only)
Children’s Workshops: Doing and Viewing Art and Big Kids/Little Kids. Activities relate to animals in art. Please, no late admittance. Information: 415.750.3658 or elewmorris@famsf.org

Thursday 6/25/09
de Young
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Members-Only Preview Hours. Tickets required.

Thursday 6/25/09
de Young: Koret Auditorium
10:00 am
Art History Lecture: Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, Dr. Renée Dreyfus, Curator in Charge, Ancient Art and Interpretation, FAMSF. Admission is $4 for the general public and $3 for FAMSF members. No museum admission required. Information: 415.750.3638

Friday 6/26/09
de Young
9:00 am–8:45 pm
Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs Members-Only Preview Hours. Tickets required.

Friday 6/26/09
de Young
5:00–8:45 pm
Friday Nights at the de Young presents music and dance, celebrating Tutankhamun
and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs. Museum admission not required for most programs. Information: 415.750.7694 or nschach@famsf.org

Saturday 6/27/09
de Young: Kimball Education Gallery
10:30 am–noon (public)
1:30–3:00 pm (members only)
Children’s Workshops: Doing and Viewing Art and Big Kids/Little Kids. Activities relate to the collection of contemporary sculpture. Please, no late admittance. Information: 415.750.3658 or elewmorris@famsf.org

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