Is that work of art an original? A copy? Or is it a forgery? What is the difference—and why does it matter? Stephanie Brown, adjunct faculty member at the University of San Francisco and at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, will examine some of the artists, copiers, and forgers who have fooled—or not fooled—the art world.
Members at the Contributor, Benefactor, Collector, and Curator levels are invited to spend an evening with SJMA’s curators. Enjoy libations and hors d’oeuvres, mingle with fellow patron-level members, and get a special, insiders’ glimpse into the current artistic passions of Oshman Executive Director Susan Krane and the curatorial team.
Pushpamala N. challenges traditional representations of Indian women in photography and cinema. In work that is part performance, part social critique, she created an album of women from South India as they have been imaged across centuries. She reenacted 19th-century ethnographic portraits and 1920s film stills featuring mysterious Bollywood images in her series "Native Women of South India" (2000-2004), which is on view in the exhibition Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India. She will discuss her work with Sugata Ray, assistant professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley.
Spring is here, which means it’s time for SJMA and Poetry Center San Jose’s annual invitational. Bay Area poets of several generations create new work inspired by the art on view at the Museum. On this special evening, hear them read their poems amidst the art in the galleries.
Explore the Milky Way and the natural environment as visualized by the artist Diana Thater, whose work is featured in the fourth exhibition in SJMA’s series “Beta Space.” Thater and Elizabeth Kessler, lecturer in the art history department at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, and author of the recent publication Picturing the Cosmos: Hubble Space Telescope Images and the Astronomical Sublime, will discuss Thater’s new installation for SJMA.
Oshman Executive Director Susan Krane and collector Michael Wornick will guide visitors through the exhibition José Clemente Orozco: Figure Studies.
With Diana Thater’s video installations as inspiration, explore the interconnectedness of art and science through the medium of origami.
How are all complex life forms—including humans—closely connected to the universe? Raja (Puragra) GuhaThakurta, professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, will discuss the ways the Milky Way and other galaxies act as “recycling plants” for life-bearing chemical elements and serve as important bridges that connect all living things to the universe that surrounds them.
Current members of the Council of 100 choose the artwork for the Council’s annual purchase for the permanent collection at this lively cocktail event.
Join SJMA’s educational stakeholders—parents, teachers, administrators, artists, executives, funders, and other local partners—to celebrate and reflect on the importance of STEAM education in twenty-first-century learning.
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