Walk-Through of the de Young’s Exhibition “Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection”

A FEA Members-Only Walk-Through of the de Young Museum’s Exhibition Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection 

What a collection coup the de Young Museum has with the Weisel Family Collection!

Thomas Weisel quietly and privately put together a gorgeous collection of Native American Indian art at a time when he was more known in financial circles for his hedge-fund wizardry and known in art circles for his avid interest in modern and contemporary art.

His great collection has been donated to the de Young forevermore, but this inaugural exhibition of it (Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection) is our very special opportunity to see it in its entirety. Join a limited Friends of Ethnic Art-members walk-through where we will be able to focus on these great art objects and hear Curator Matthew Robb elaborate on the historical and cultural concepts behind their creation.  Our group will be limited to 25 FEA members. 

For our members, Matthew will additionally address the remarkable aesthetic concepts and execution behind the amazing Mimbres Pre-Historic ceramics. The Weisel collection-within-a-collection of Mimbres ceramics is absolutely world-class and absolutely visually astonishing. Whether you have already been dazzled by Mimbres design masterworks or are ready for your first exposure, you will be enchanted by the de Young display and Matthew’s insights.

When Matthew has finished walking us through this exquisite jewel-box of an exhibition and answered our last questions, he will then hand our small group off to Textiles Curator Jill D’Alessandro. Jill will then take over to focus our eyes and thoughts on the spectacular aesthetics of the remarkable Navajo textiles collection-within-a-collection.

Members must reserve, be confirmed, be on time, and wear comfy shoes for standing in.  After this double presentation of approximately 75-90 minutes, the de Young cafe could provide a delightful spot for members to sit, lunch, and chat with each other.

NOTE: If you miss this, please remember that there are frequent docent-led tours of the exhibition Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection. Please refer to the de Young Museum calendar at https://deyoung.famsf.org for an updated schedule. Also, there are occasional Docent-Led Lectures in the Koret Auditorium. Currently, the de Young online calendar shows one scheduled on October 7 at 2:15 PM.