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FEA Members Tour of “People Made These Things”

Grandchildren, children, nieces, nephews, etc. accompanied by members of Friends of Ethnic Art are welcome to join an FEA Members Tour in June of the newly renovated and re-opened Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology – University of California – Berkeley Inaugural Exhibit- People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World The date and time will be emailed to current members. If you (and yours) would like to join us for the tour, please RSVP by Tuesday, June 13th, with names of adult members of FEA and # of young...

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FEA Members Docent Tour of Tomb Treasures

FEA Members Docent Tour of Tomb Treasures

FEA Members Only Docent Tour of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum’s Special Exhibit  Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty Friday, April 28th, 2017 – 10.30am The group was limited to 20 reserved participants. We had Julia Verzhbinsky as our guide. She is a highly respected  Asian Art Museum docent and enthusiastic admirer of this exhibition The Exhibit: Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty as described on the Asian Museum’s web site and in their Spring 2017...

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The History of Indian Jewelry from Mid 19th Century Through the 1950’s When the Name-Driven Marketplace Began.

The History of Indian Jewelry from Mid 19th Century Through the 1950’s When the Name-Driven Marketplace Began.

February 19, 201710:00 amto11:00 amThe History of Indian Jewelry from Mid 19th Century Through the 1950’s When the Name-Driven Marketplace Began. By Steve and Diana Begner Sunday, February 19, 2017, 10-11 AM Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, CA  Share   Steve and Diana Begner of Turkey Mountain Traders will share stories and images of the history and traditions of Southwest jewelry. The lecture will begin with early examples of Navajo, Zuni and Pueblo silverwork, through the history of this beautiful...

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Revealing Indonesian Aesthetics: A Context of Understanding …and what makes a great piece?

Revealing Indonesian Aesthetics: A Context of Understanding …and what makes a great piece?

February 12, 201710:00 amto11:00 amRevealing Indonesian Aesthetics: A Context of Understanding…and what makes a great piece? 10am Sunday, February 12th, 2017 Festival Pavilion Lecture Room, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco  Share Watch the Panel: Ten slides and ten minutes each with world authorities offering in insights into their area of passionate expertise! Thomas Murray, moderator, introducing the Austronesian roots of Indonesian Tribal art and later influences of India, China, Islam and Europe James Willis, senior expert,...

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2016 Annual Meeting, Auction, and Party

2016 Annual Meeting, Auction, and Party

In a lovely city park in the East Bay. Share The FEA Annual Party & Fund-Raising Auction, always a delight, was in a warm and welcoming close-in East Bay venue easy for driving and parking. It was a perfect occasion to wear some of your ethnic jewelry and dress. We welcomed new folks and new members. Guests every year have loved the party and the auction. MENU (catered by the same chef that got such rave reviews at our 2014 event) Farm Table – Dried Fruit, Seasonal Berries, Local Cheeses, Spiced Nuts, Beads, Olives Fresh Summer...

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Odyssey of Quetzalcoatl

Odyssey of Quetzalcoatl

The Odyssey of Quetzalcoatl: Art and Transnationalism in West Mexico’s Late Antiquity by John M. D. Pohl, PhD; Adjunct Professor, Department of Art History, UCLA de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA October 29, 2016, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Koret Auditorium The 2016 Elizabeth and Lewis K. Land Memorial Lecture The ceramic arts of ancient West Mexico are renowned for their refined execution and inventive design. The abstract treatment of such subjects as fierce warriors and playful dogs appealed to collectors in the 1960s and remain highly...

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Art and Diplomacy in Ancient Ife

Art and Diplomacy in Ancient Ife

“Art and Diplomacy in Ancient Ife” Suzanne Preston Blier, Ph.D. Tuesday, April 12, 6:30pm Foad Satterfield’s art studio – 4333 Holden St., Studio #57, Emeryville Share Those of you attending the FEA event will thrill to both a ground-breaking, intellectually challenging speaker/researcher/author and to an aesthetically stimulating and artful environment. Our venue will be at the painting studio of artist, art professor, curator and collector Foad Satterfield. We will not only be able to observe Foad’s workspace and paintings,...

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The Greatest of Oceanic Art: Arguing Aesthetics

The Greatest of Oceanic Art: Arguing Aesthetics

February 21, 201610:00 amto11:00 am The Greatest of Oceanic Art: Arguing Aesthetics International Experts Illuminate and Discuss Favorite Unseen Masterpieces  10am, Sunday, February 21, The Firehouse, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco Watch the first of Friends of Ethnic Art’s Lecture and Panel Series posted on YouTube Share Mark Blackburn, collector Chris Boylan, dealer Michael Hamson, field collector and dealer Christina Hellmich, the de Young Museum’s Curator in Charge of Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas Christian...

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2017 February Art Shows – Sign-Up For Membership Info Tables, Enjoy Panel/Lecture

2017 February Art Shows – Sign-Up For Membership Info Tables, Enjoy Panel/Lecture

February 19, 201710:00 pmShare FEA MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION TABLES VOLUNTEERS SIGN-UP for the February 2017 Art Shows! Each year we ask members to represent FEA with their personal experiences and FEA brochures and FEA event information at the Shows to share with potential new members and current members. We hope to assign 2 volunteers to each 3- hour shift. But, if you can’t commit to 3 hours, perhaps you can volunteer for an hour or two? You don’t have to be at the table with chairs during your entire shift. You can take breaks, and choose...

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Walk-Through of the de Young Museum’s Exhibition Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i

An FEA Members-Only Walk-Through of the de Young Museum’s Exhibition Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Nā Hulu Ali‘i Christina Hellmich, curator in charge of the department of the arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas and the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art, will lead a private tour as she explores the distinctive art, culture, and history of Hawai‘i in the first exhibition of Hawaiian featherwork on the continental U.S. The exhibition features over 75 rare and stunning examples of the finest featherwork capes and cloaks in...

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