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Upcoming Events

Sunday, June 2, 2 – 4 pm

Reception for the Artists-Points of View: Mary Lou Correia and Paul Kratter 

Past Events

Sunday, May 5, 2 – 2:45 PM, Soda Center

Talk by Carrie Brewster, director: The State of the Museum: Where We Began and Where We Hope to Be in the Next Decade

Public Reception following, Art Patio


Opening Day visitors are welcome to wear Carnaval and Mardi Gras masks, costumes and medallions!

In addition to the four new exhibitions, a highlight of the day will be a fascinating and dynamic video documentary of festivities in each of the exhibition's eight regions and twenty-two more by Robert Jerome.

Mr. Jerome, an award-winning, internationally published travel photojournalist who specializes in topics related to folklore and culture, has photographed Carnaval in Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean during the past thirty years.  “Carnaval represents a distillation of a particular culture’s customs and traditions, its native dress, its food, its music, its real spirit," notes Mr. Jerome, "Carnival is an invitation of the world to come celebrate what is special about a particular place.”

The video will be on big screen view from 2 to 4 PM in Studio 105, during the opening reception.

"Thinking About William Keith -- Some Centennial Considerations."Dr. Kevin Starr 

 Sunday, October 2, 2 pm, LeFevre Theatre, $5 admission; Gallery members free; tickets available online (same day tickets will be limited, check for availability online or at 925-631-4379)Kevin Starr is University Professor and Professor of History at the University of Southern California and California State Librarian emeritus. Considered the nation’s leading expert on California history, he was honored by the White House with the 2006 Humanities Medal and inducted into the California Hall of Fame in 2010.  Professor Starr graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in English, earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English and American literature at Harvard University and his master of library science at the University of California at Berkeley.

Forum Can – or Should - Hetch Hetchy Valley Be RestoredTuesday, Oct. 18, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m. pm, Soda Activity Center, freeWelcome by Roy Wensley, Ph.D., dean, School of Science Panelists: Michael Marchetti, Ph.D., professor of biology, Saint Mary’s College;Mike Marshall, executive director of Restore Hetch Hetchy; and a representative from the San Francisco Public Utilities CommissionModerated by Mike Taugher, environmental reporter, Bay Area News Group ForumAudience members can view the new William Keith exhibition, which includes a rare Hetch Hetchy Valley panorama, painted after a November 1907 sketching trip to the valley with John Muir; open after forum until 9:30 p.m., Forum free.

Public Tours Wednesday, October 12 & Sunday, November 6, 11 am – 11:45 am with Heidi Ehrman Donner, Manager of Public Information and Educational Programs

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

William Keith Tribute Concert
1 pm, SMC Chapel, free admission
Music for:
Piano, Organ, Pipes, Gong, and Voices
Music for piano or organ, by
Carlos Troyer (1837-1920)
Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869)
Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)
Songs by Robert Burns (1759-1796), William Glen (1796-1826) and Hew Ainslee (1792-1878),
as well as other traditional Scottish songs and piping tunes

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