Creative effectiveness is more important in daily life—and in the workplace—than ever before. We need new and innovative ways to keep our creative skills and abilities sharp, just to keep up with twentyfirst-century demands. Matthew Jervis, makeitcreativity.com, an instructional designer who teaches and designs after-school programs for elementary and middle schools in the Bay Area, will help you access your personal well of creativity in this lecture and hands-on workshop.
Prepare to usher in the Year of the Sheep with one of our most popular community days. SJMA’s community day events take a modern approach to traditional cultural customs. This year’s activities will include live performances and hands-on artmaking that will get you ready for Lunar New Year.
Meet artist Hung Liu, who will sign copies of her new book, Questions from the Sky, published by Hardy Marks Publications. Copies of the book, which includes work Liu did at SJMA in 2013, will be available.
Celebrate photography and the contemporary culture of India with music from DJ Salim, cocktails, and creative fun.
Atreyee Gupta will discuss how one such technological invention—the camera—created an interconnected, indeed transcultural, world that photographers in India shared with their contemporaries elsewhere. She will map the journeys of Indian photographers across the Atlantic and the Pacific from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century and connect them to a global history of photography.
Join us to celebrate the opening of the spring exhibitions Postdate: Photography and Inherited History in India; Beta Space: Diana Thater; and José Clemente Orozco: Figure Studies.
Join us for an invigorating evening of creativity fueled by cocktails. Get inspired in the galleries, then try your hand at painting your own composition in this laid-back group setting. No skills required! Relax with a drink as artist/instructor Denise Liberi guides your creativity and introduces you to techniques. Grab your friends and beverages of your choice.
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, 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.
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