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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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2015 FEA Holiday Party and Preview of Bonhams’ Auction

Holiday Party and Preview of Bonhams’ Native American Art Auction Saturday, December 5th, 2015 Bonhams, 220 San Bruno Ave., San Francisco Hosted by Jim Haas and Bonhams Wines, cheeses, Eritrean food, including meat and vegan dishes, and a slide show of members’ photos for background ambiance ————————————– Jim Haas, Vice President and Director of the Ethnographic Art Dept. of Bonhams, and a long-time FEA member, will be on hand to answer questions guests may have...

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Performance Politics: Role of Shaft Tomb Figures of Western Mexico in Public Rituals

Performance Politics: Role of Shaft Tomb Figures of Western Mexico in Public Rituals

27th Annual Elizabeth and Lewis K. Land Memorial Lecture: “Performance Politics: Role of Shaft Tomb Figures of Western Mexico in Public Rituals” – Christopher Beekman, Ph.D. Assoc. Professor, Univ. of Colorado, Denver, and Dumbarton Oaks Fellow for 2015-16 Oct. 24, 2015 (10:00 – 12 noon) – Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum Were pre-Columbian west Mexican ceramic figures originally used for storytelling before live audiences? Were these charming sculptures of shamans, musicians, warriors, families and animals only intended...

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2015 Annual Party, Auction & Meeting

2015 Annual Party, Auction & Meeting

At a historic event space/room in a San Francisco park, with a covered patio, large lawn and panoramic views of the skyline and bay In keeping with the eclectic interests of FEA members and friends, this year’s party will feature paella, both traditional and vegetarian, sangria, and flamenco music, and our theme will be ETHNIC HATS (Be Creative) Renew your membership NOW to use the early bird party rate. Space is limited We already have a fair number of auction items (THANKS!), but we can always use a few more quality items. Contact...

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Walk-Through of the de Young Museum’s Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture

June 25, 201510:30 amto12:00 pmAn FEA Members-Only Walk-Through of the de Young Museum’s Exhibtion Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture – June 25, 2015 – de Young Museum. A private FEA-members only docent tour was led by Mary Pat Cress, an FEA member and highly respected docent. The Exhibit: This selection of sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa pays homage to the figure in African art. Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture features 120 pieces from the collection of Richard H. Scheller,...

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Chinese Minority Textiles from the Collection of Peter Nelson: Yunnan & Guizhou Provinces of China 1985-1996

Chinese Minority Textiles from the Collection of Peter Nelson: Yunnan & Guizhou Provinces of China 1985-1996

February 8, 201510:00 amto11:00 amChinese Minority Textiles from the Collection of Peter Nelson: Yunnan & Guizhou Provinces of China 1985-1996 Share Sunday, February 8, 2015, 10 – 11 AM Fleet Room, Building D, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco A slide presentation by Pam Najdowski of Peter Nelson’s early textile explorations in SW China. Peter Nelson (1945-2012), an ethnographic dealer and tour leader, was an early traveler into ethnic areas of southwest China when they were first reopened to Western visitors. He traveled...

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The Creative Miracle of Eskimo and Inuit Art…from 2,500 Years Ago to the Present

The Creative Miracle of Eskimo and Inuit Art…from 2,500 Years Ago to the Present

February 22, 201510:00 amto11:00 amThe Creative Miracle of Eskimo and Inuit Art…from 2,500 Years Ago to the Present Share Sunday, Feb. 22 (10 – 11 AM) – Marin Art of the America’s Show, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael    . . .          300 BC to AD 200, Alaska                         to         20th Century, Canada A “double” lecture on Inuit/Eskimo art by: Roslyn Tunis, long-time FEA member and Consulting Curator, Thomas G. Fowler Collection of Eskimo and Inuit Art, Department of the...

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Death and Ritual in the Chincha Kingdom: New Insights into the Funerary Practices of the mid-Chincha Valley, Peru

Death and Ritual in the Chincha Kingdom:  New Insights into the Funerary Practices of the mid-Chincha Valley, Peru

January 11, 20153:00 pmto5:00 pm Death and Ritual in the Chincha Kingdom: New Insights into the Funerary Practices of the mid-Chincha Valley, Peru by Jacob Bongers — Share Sunday, January 11, 2015 (3 – 5 PM) Private home. Members only. “I will present the 2014 discoveries from tombs in the mid-Chincha Valley, Peru, of textiles, pendants, beads, and post-mortem body manipulation, which add unprecedented insights into funerary practices of the Chincha Kingdom. This talk builds upon last year’s presentation of our discovery of...

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2014 FEA Holiday Party

2014 Friends of Ethnic Art Holiday Party Saturday, December 6, 2014 hosted by FEA and Xanadu Gallery, San Francisco Holiday cheer at the beautiful and incomparable Xanadu Gallery. Owner Marsha Vargas Handley has graciously invited us to celebrate amidst lovely Asian, Oceanic and ethnic art works and jewelry for view and for sale in the unique setting created by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1948. As an added treat, the basement will be open for viewing of its long-hidden offerings. Of course, coupled with these feasts for our eyes will be a cornucopia...

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Chavín de Huántar: Integrating Art, Innovation, and Politics in the Early Andes

Chavín de Huántar: Integrating Art, Innovation, and Politics in the Early Andes

December 13, 201410:00 amto12:00 pm26th Annual Elizabeth and Lewis K. Land Memorial Lecture:  Chavín de Huántar: Integrating Art, Innovation, and Politics in the Early Andes Share – Dr. John Rick Saturday, December 13, 2014 (10:00 AM – 12 noon) Koret Auditorium, de Young Museum Chavín de Huántar, the best-known site from the Formative Period (1800 – 1 BCE) in the Peruvian Andes, produced distinctive and enigmatic art works that incorporate many materials and that have been used by archaeologists to trace the apparent...

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