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Reading the Floating World: Japanese Ukiyo-e Books from the Collection of Arthur Tress

The Reva and David Logan Gallery of Illustrated Books
March 5, 2011July 24, 2011

The flowering of popular culture during Japan's Edo period (1600–1868) brought about a revolution in Japanese publishing and the art of the book. With prosperity and the spread of literacy, particularly among the merchant class, a great variety of reading material developed, including illustrated books of poetry, legends and folk-tales, romances, and travel guides.

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Lovers

Utagawa Kunisada, Lovers, in the book An Appraisal of Sensual Pleasure (Shiki no nagame). Color woodcut, ca. 1830s. Collection of Arthur Tress

Chamber Music Series: Trio Garufa

June 19, 2011 -
12:00pm2:00pm

Join us for the second season of our Chamber Music Series, presented in partnership with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music and Classical Revolution, featuring Trio Garufa.  Trio Garufa ranks among the foremost interpreters of Argentine tango in a generation. Mixing a deep respect for music from the Golden Age of tango with the excitement of Tango Nuevo, their music is empassioned, refined, and highly danceable.

Paper Costumes: Artist Demonstration by Anandamayi Arnold

March 6, 2011 -
12:00pm3:00pm
April 3, 2011 -
12:00pm3:00pm
May 1, 2011 -
12:00pm3:00pm

Sundays, March 6, April 3, May 1
Gallery 12
noon–3:00 p.m.

Over the course of three demonstrations, Anandamayi will fabricate a wearable paper costume inspired by a French style from the 1780s. She will begin with the underpinnings, then construct the overskirt and bodice, and finally trim and decorate the ensemble. Drop by any time between noon and 3:00 pm on the demonstration days to see how it's progressing. She hopes to wear the finished garment at events affiliated with Allison Smith's project Cries of San Francisco.

About the Artist

Mosaic Artist Demonstration with Lillian Sizemore

May 14, 2011 -
12:00pm3:00pm

Artist demonstration with Lillian Sizemore
May 14, June 12, July 9
Gallery 12
noon–3:00 p.m.

Lillian will demonstrate her mosaic process, including a display of various techniques highlighting the ancient roots of mosaic making. Examples of work-in-progress, preparatory drawings, tools, materials, and related books are featured. A hands-on activity area will give museum visitors of all ages a chance to experience setting a real stone mosaic.

Mosaic Artist Demonstration and Lecture with Lillian Sizemore

April 23, 2011 -
12:00pm3:30pm

Artist demonstration with Lillian Sizemore
Gallery 12
noon–2:00 p.m.

Lillian will demonstrate her mosaic process, including a display of various techniques highlighting the ancient roots of mosaic making. Examples of work-in-progress, preparatory drawings, tools, materials, and related books are featured. A hands-on activity area will give museum visitors of all ages a chance to experience setting a real stone mosaic.

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