Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive are a combined art museum and repertory movie theater and archive, associated with the University of California, Berkeley. The director is Lawrence Rinder who was appointed in 2008, the building underwent updates beginning in 2009 and which finished in 2015. The archive and art moved from its original home to a new location on Center Street. The museum was founded in 1963 after a donation was made to the university from artist, a competition to design the building was announced in 1964, and the museum opened in 1970. It offers the The MATRIX Program for Contemporary Art, the Pacific Film Archive was founded by Sheldon Renan and began screening films in 1966 and specializes in international films. The PFA includes a library which includes a database of documentation associated with the films. The museum is a member of the North American Reciprocal Museums program, the former Berkeley Art Museum building was built in 1970 and designed by Mario Ciampi.
The building was deemed unsafe in 1997, and iron braces were added in 2001 to slightly improve its safety. In 1999, the Pacific Film Archive moved to a building across the street. In 2008, BAM/PFA unveiled plans for a new arts center, to be designed by the Japanese architect Toyo Ito and located in downtown Berkeley. However, in 2009, those plans were cancelled, in 2011, BAM/PFA presented the schematic design for the $100 million transformation of a former printing plant into its new home, designed by the New York firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Construction began in 2013 and the building was expected to be completed in 2015 and it opened to the public on January 31,2016. List of film archives Official BAM/PFA Website Blook CineFiles Film Document Database
Precita Eyes Muralists Association was founded in 1977 by Susan and Luis Cervantes who had come to the Bay Area several years before and started a family. The organization evolved from a community mural workshop in which the designed and painted the portable mural “Masks of God. The group signed the piece as Precita Eyes Muralists because the project was a collaborative effort, the name of the organization comes from the fact that most of the muralists were from Precita Valley. Precita is a form of the Spanish word ‘presa, ’ which means dam. The ‘Eyes’ in the name are what we perceive the world with. After the first mural, the group of artists continued to be interested in creating murals and they completed two major mural commissions and several more portable murals. Two years later, the applied for non-profit status in 1979. In 1998 Precita Eyes expanded its operations with the purchase of the building at 2981 24th Street, as of 2007, Precita Eyes had supported nearly 100 murals in the Mission neighborhood, including on The Womens Building and Cesar Chavez Elementary School.
Precita Eyes celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2007 and continues to conduct several mural projects each year, recent projects include two international projects, one in Beijing and the other in parts of Palestine and Lebanon. Other recent local projects involved the restoration of two San Francisco Parks, Excelsior Playground and Crocker-Amazon Playground. They host an annual Urban Youth Arts Festival, with painting on boards in Precita Park. And the murals were an integral part of that movement, as was theater. Precita Eyes Muralists is one of only a handful of mural arts organizations in the United States, the original Mural Arts Center at 348 Precita Avenue is used primarily by the education program for toddler and youth classes. Precita Eyes Muralists offers weekly art classes for toddlers and these programs enable students to find and develop their confidence and individuality through arts and crafts, and experience positive social interaction through collaboration in a safe environment.
It offers workshops for adults such as the Community Mural Arts Education Workshop. Overall the educational programs serve approximately 3,000 children and adults yearly, people served by the program include young people caught for doing graffiti and required to do community service hours. Precita Eyes offers walking tours that cover mural history and the cultural and historical significance of the murals in Balmy Alley, tours are open to the public during the weekends. Private tours for groups such as school classes or visiting groups can be scheduled during the weekday and are tailored to the audience. Community Murals as Democratic Art and Education by David Conrad, Journal of Aesthetic Education, Vol.29, No
Apple is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. Apples consumer software includes the macOS and iOS operating systems, the media player, the Safari web browser. Its online services include the iTunes Store, the iOS App Store and Mac App Store, Apple Music, Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne in April 1976 to develop and sell personal computers. It was incorporated as Apple Computer, Inc. in January 1977, Apple joined the Dow Jones Industrial Average in March 2015. In November 2014, Apple became the first U. S. company to be valued at over US$700 billion in addition to being the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization. The company employs 115,000 full-time employees as of July 2015 and it operates the online Apple Store and iTunes Store, the latter of which is the worlds largest music retailer. Consumers use more than one billion Apple products worldwide as of March 2016, Apples worldwide annual revenue totaled $233 billion for the fiscal year ending in September 2015.
This revenue accounts for approximately 1. 25% of the total United States GDP.1 billion, the corporation receives significant criticism regarding the labor practices of its contractors and its environmental and business practices, including the origins of source materials. Apple was founded on April 1,1976, by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, the Apple I kits were computers single-handedly designed and hand-built by Wozniak and first shown to the public at the Homebrew Computer Club. The Apple I was sold as a motherboard, which was less than what is now considered a personal computer. The Apple I went on sale in July 1976 and was market-priced at $666.66, Apple was incorporated January 3,1977, without Wayne, who sold his share of the company back to Jobs and Wozniak for $800. Multimillionaire Mike Markkula provided essential business expertise and funding of $250,000 during the incorporation of Apple, during the first five years of operations revenues grew exponentially, doubling about every four months.
Between September 1977 and September 1980 yearly sales grew from $775,000 to $118m, the Apple II, invented by Wozniak, was introduced on April 16,1977, at the first West Coast Computer Faire. It differed from its rivals, the TRS-80 and Commodore PET, because of its character cell-based color graphics. While early Apple II models used ordinary cassette tapes as storage devices, they were superseded by the introduction of a 5 1/4 inch floppy disk drive and interface called the Disk II. The Apple II was chosen to be the platform for the first killer app of the business world, VisiCalc. VisiCalc created a market for the Apple II and gave home users an additional reason to buy an Apple II. Before VisiCalc, Apple had been a distant third place competitor to Commodore, by the end of the 1970s, Apple had a staff of computer designers and a production line
Fumihiko Maki is a Japanese architect who teaches at Keio University SFC. In 1993, he received the Pritzker Prize for his work, after studying at the University of Tokyo, graduating in 1952, he moved to the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, graduating with a masters degree in 1953. He studied at Harvard Graduate School of Design, graduating with a Master of Architecture degree in 1954 and this building remained his only completed work in the United States until 1993, when he completed the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts building in San Francisco. In 2006, he returned to Washington University in St. Louis to design the new home for the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, in 1960 he returned to Japan to help establish the Metabolism Group. He worked for Skidmore and Merrill in New York City and for Sert Jackson and Associates in Cambridge and founded Maki, in 2006, he was invited to join the judging panel for an international design competition for the new Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
Maki designed a building for the MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts. After completing a $330 million expansion of the United Nations building in Manhattan, while it has criticized his 51 Astor Place project as out of place, New York magazine called Tower 4 pretty exquisite. Maki will be designing the London campus of the Aga Khan University along with a centre as part of the Kings Cross development project. Steinberg Hall at Washington University Hillside Terrace work at Expo 70, with Kenzo Tange and others St. Louis, June 196410 Stories of Collective Housing, by a+t research group. Tokio, 1967-1998 Maki and Associates, official site Pritzker Prize – Fumiho Maki Interview with Fumihiko Maki Images of Tower 4, WTC
Contemporary art is the art of today, produced by artists who are living in the twenty-first century. Contemporary art provides an opportunity to reflect on contemporary society and the relevant to ourselves. Contemporary artists work in a globally influenced, culturally diverse, and their art is a dynamic combination of materials, methods and subjects that challenge traditional boundaries and defy easy definition. In vernacular English and contemporary are synonyms, resulting in some conflation of the modern art. Some define contemporary art as art produced within our lifetime, recognizing that lifetimes, there is a recognition that this generic definition is subject to specialized limitations. The classification of art as a special type of art, rather than a general adjectival phrase. In London, the Contemporary Art Society was founded in 1910 by the critic Roger Fry and others, as a private society for buying works of art to place in public museums. A number of other institutions using the term were founded in the 1930s, such as in 1938 the Contemporary Art Society of Adelaide, particular points that have been seen as marking a change in art styles include the end of World War II and the 1960s.
There has perhaps been a lack of natural break points since the 1960s, and definitions of what contemporary art in the 2010s vary. Art from the past 20 years is likely to be included, and definitions often include art going back to about 1970, the art of the late 20th and early 21st century. Many use the formulation Modern and Contemporary Art, which avoids this problem, smaller commercial galleries and other sources may use stricter definitions, perhaps restricting the contemporary to work from 2000 onwards. One of the many people have in approaching contemporary artwork is its diversity - diversity of material, subject matter. It is distinguished by the lack of a uniform organizing principle, ideology, or -ism that we so often see in other. Broadly speaking, we see Modernism as looking at modernist principals - the focus of the work is self-referential, Impressionism looks at our perception of a moment through light and color as opposed to attempts at stark realism. Contemporary art, on the hand, does not have one.
Its view, instead, is refracted and multi-faceted, reflecting the diversity of the world today, in all of its complexities, contemporary art reflects life as we know it. It can be, contradictory and open-ended, there are, however, a number of common themes that have appeared in contemporary works. Post-modern, post-structuralist and Marxist theory have played important roles in the development of theories of art
San Jose Museum of Art
The San Jose Museum of Art is an art museum in Downtown San Jose, California, USA. Founded in 1969, the hosts a large permanent collection of West Coast artists of the 20th. It is located next to the Circle of Palms Plaza and Plaza de César Chávez park, the museums historic wing was originally designed by architect Willoughby J. Edbrooke and built as the San Jose post office in 1892, served as the citys library from 1937 to 1969. The building was converted by The Fine Arts Gallery Association. In 1972 the building was named a California Historical Landmark, the New Wing, comprising the majority of the current exhibition space, opened in 1991. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, past exhibitions include Beta Space, Diana Thater, Jose Clemente, Figure Studies, City Limits, City Life, Whats Your Angle. and Mark My Word. William Wegman exhibited October 2015 through February 2016 with an exhibition titled, Artists Including Me, the permanent collection focuses on 20th- and 21st-century art, with a focus on US West Coast artists and a growing emphasis on art of the Pacific Rim.
McMillen, Manuel Neri, Long Nguyen, Manuel Ocampo, Nathan Oliveira, Deborah Oropallo, Alan Rath, Raymond Saunders, Richard Shaw, Wayne Thiebaud, Bill Viola, and William T. Wiley. In 2007 the San Jose Museum of Art won the prestigious MUSE award from the American Alliance of Museums Technology Committee, the award was for SJMAs Artist of the Week podcast and won in the category Extended Experience. The museum won a MUSE award in 2009, the gold award for Public Relations and Development was given to the San Jose Museum of Art for its in-house produced Road Trip video. The Giant Artichoke Video features a wild shoe-wearing traveler on a trip to Castroville, CA who visits a quirky landmark. The Tech Museum of Innovation Childrens Discovery Museum of San Jose Frederick Spratt San Jose Museum of Art Web Site
Legion of Honor (museum)
The Legion of Honor is a part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The name is used both for the collection and for the building in which it is housed. Holleins tenure began on June 1,2016, the Legion of Honor was the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, wife of the sugar magnate and thoroughbred racehorse owner/breeder Adolph B. The building is a replica, by George Applegarth and H. The museum building occupies a site in Lincoln Park in the northwest of the city. Most of the surrounding Lincoln Park Golf Course is on the site of a field called the Golden Gate Cemetery that the City had bought in 1867. The cemetery was closed in 1908 and the bodies were relocated to Colma, during seismic retrofitting in the 1990s, however and skeletal remains were unearthed. The plaza and fountain in front of the Palace of the Legion of Honor is the terminus of the Lincoln Highway. The terminus marker and a plaque are located in the southwest corner of the plaza and fountain. Dominating the Classical plaza is Pax Jerusalemme, a sculpture by Mark di Suvero.
European Art The museum contains a collection of European art. Its most distinguished collection is of sculpture by Auguste Rodin, casts of some of his most famous works are on display, including one of The Thinker in the Court of Honor. There are works by key 20th century figures such as Braque and Picasso. The museum organ, which is housed inside the museum above the galleries, has 4 manuals and pedals,7 divisions,63 ranks. Symphonic music is effective on the museum organ with its battery of pneumatically operated percussion instruments. A thunder pedal is used for the representation of storms. The Palace is seen in the Alfred Hitchcock movie Vertigo when Scottie follows Madeleine Elster to the museum and this painting, the one dubbed Beautiful Carlotta was a prop created specifically for the production and is not housed at the museum. The Palace appears in the Tales of the City based on the first of the Tales of the City series of novels by Armistead Maupin, the character of Mary Ann Singleton arranges to meet her neighbor Norman Neal Williams at the museum, where he meets his fate
Inbal Pinto is an Israeli contemporary dancer and dance company artistic director. Inbal was Born in Nahariya and began her training at the studio of Ilana Kalif. After graduating high school she joined the IDF and worked as a designer at the office of the IDF spokesman. Inbal was studying graphic design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem and her first experience as a choreographer was a collaboration with Sally-Anne Friedland for the piece Dov Hoz 19. She joined the Young company of Batsheva Dance Company as a dancer, Inbal was a participate at the IPC program at the American Dance Festival in 1997 and 1998. She won the Ministry of Culture Award for Dance in 2007, in 2011 she won again the Ministry of Culture Award. Inbal was creating choreography for classical Theatre plays such as Eugène Ionesco’s “The Chairs” and Shakespeare’s “Romeo, in 1992 Inbal created “Dio-Can” that won the Gvanim B’Machol Dance competition and in 1993 created “Versus” for the young Batsheva Dance Company.
In 2007 Inbal and Avshalom were invited by Robby Barnett Artistic Director of Pilobolus Dance Theatre to collaborate, Inbal together with Avshalom is responsible not only for the Choreography but for the Stage Direction and the Set and Costumes Design. In 2013 Pinto and Pollak Directed and Design the Set and Costume for the Musical “The Cat That Lived a Million Times” an adaptation for a book by Yoko Sano In Tokyo
Yerba Buena Gardens
Yerba Buena Gardens is the name for two blocks of public parks located between Third and Fourth and Folsom Streets in downtown San Francisco, California. The first block bordered by Mission and Howard Streets was opened on October 11,1993, the second block, between Howard and Folsom Streets, was opened in 1998, with a dedication to Martin Luther King, Jr. by Mayor Willie Brown. A pedestrian bridge over Howard Street connects the two blocks, sitting on top of part of the Moscone Center convention center. Yerba Buena was the name of the town in the Mexican territory of Alta California that became the city of San Francisco, California, in 1999 the Yerba Buena Gardens received the Gold Medal of the biannual Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence. Furthermore, the jury applauded the evolution of the development process to an inclusive model involving multiple constituencies. Even during the design stages there were struggles regarding the building program. But what about the kids of the central city, a Redevelopment Agency that hands out free land for art museums for the wealthy in Yerba Buena but cant find funding for a bowling center too has no moral values.
Consequently, the SFRA backed down from its plan and the alley was re-included. The original block opened in 1993 contains several art installations. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is located behind a waterfall, the entire memorial was a collaborative project between Sculptor Houston Conwill, Poet Estella Majoza and Architect Joseph De Pace. In the sculptors words, The Memorial is “a sacred space … meant to be experienced as a cultural pilgrimage, an ice skating rink, a bowling alley, and a restored 1905 carousel originally located at Playland-at-the-Beach can be found in the South block. Eateries within the gardens include the B Restaurant and Grill and the Samovar Tea Lounge on the North blocks terrace, Mos Grill on the South blocks upper walkway, and a snack shop by the carousel. Nearby museums include, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Contemporary Jewish Museum, Museum of the African Diaspora, Childrens Creativity Museum, other exhibiting institutions nearby include SF Planning and Urban Research Association and California Historical Society.
The Mexican Museum is planned to be built across Mission Street as part the 53-story Yerba Buena tower, the project is planned to cost $500 million and will complete the Yerba Buena district redevelopment area, which apart from the Yerba Buena Gardens includes the Metreon and Moscone Center. Located within two blocks of Yerba Buena Gardens are many hotels and retail centers, the St. Regis Museum Tower, W Hotel San Francisco, San Francisco Marriott, Four Seasons, and InterContinental Hotel San Francisco are some of the largest hotels in the area. Retail in the include the Metreon bordering the North block. Moscone Center South of Market, San Francisco, California Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Yerba Buena page maintained by the management of gardens
The Lab (organization)
The Lab, located in San Franciscos Redstone Building, is a not-for-profit arts organization and performance space founded in 1984. The Lab believes that if it gives artists enough time and funding to realize their vision, as a site of constant iteration and indeterminacy, The Lab is, above all, a catalyst for artistic experimentation. Founded in 1984 by Alan Millar, John DiStefano, Laura Brun and other art students from San Francisco State University, the Lab, located in a two-story building at 1805 and 1807 Divisadero Street, featured a black box theater upstairs and a gallery space downstairs. In 1985, Co-LAB renamed itself as The LAB under the auspices of Alan Millars non-profit The•art•re•grüp, in 1995, The Lab relocated to the historic Redstone Building in San Francisco’s Mission District