In order to meet demand, I have split the group into two.
Group 1, hosted by Eren, is the original schedule (begin at 11:45, lunch at 12:00, exhibit at 12:30): #*Eren G, #*Jaime, #*Noel Powers, #*Alla, #*Lucy, #*Rudy.
Group 2, hosted by me, is delayed by 1/2 hour (begin at 12:15, lunch at 12:30, exhibit at 1:00): #*Stephen Yeh (Lebeauviolet + 2), #*Juliette, #*Julie, #*Kate, #*Joan.
If you are in Group 2 and cannot accommodate the new time let me know.
# marks paid $3 fee. * marks paid Ticket. This list is not up-to-date.
Most people try to be trustworthy and we thank those who keep this meetup running smoothly and enjoyably as a shared community event. We have found it necessary to remove members who do not show up or cancel less than 48 hours ahead two times. If you have problems finding the group, please call or text to find the organizer at the event: Stephen Yeh at[masked]-5161. We also encourage you to email the organizer your phone number prior to the event to aid in finding each other.
The Netherlands has arrived at the shores of the de Young museum with Vermeer's illustrious "Girl with a Pearl Earring". The painting serves as the starting off point for not one, but two perspectives on the Golden Age of Dutch Art. This Golden Age covers broadly the period between[masked], but whose core is focused on[masked], a time in which Holland was the pre-eminent power in Europe. Not only was it the wealthiest nation then, it also led the continent in trade, science, and art.
The first exhibit comprises 35 paintings by Dutch artists during the 17th century. The reigning European aesthetic was Baroque, a style characterized by bold, dramatic juxtaposed movements and complex ornamentation. Holland's art world, while influenced by these features, was defined instead by the detailed realism from their national artistic heritage.
This realism is in view in "The Girl with a Pearl Earring." As the centerpiece of the first exhibit it has earned the name the "Mona Lisa of the North", a representation of Dutch Painting at its highest.
In counterpoint to the first display is the second exhibit titled "Rembrandt's Century", also a view of 17th century Dutch art, this time from the view of paper medium, including drawings, etchings, engravings, and watercolor. Rembrandt is best known for his self-portraits that show an honest portrayal of an individual developing throughout the lifespan. The collection contains over 200 items, enough for a short dip or a thorough soaking in the medium, providing a view of paper art both before and after Rembrandt.
This exhibit requires pre-payment because it will likely sell out. I accept RSVP's until they are no longer available. Please RSVP if you are interested and I will order a ticket for you after confirming with you the cost. There is a $3 non-refundable fee for the event cost. In addition, there is the museum fee of Adults $25, seniors $22, students $21, youths 6–17 $15. I do have free tickets for the first three RSVPS. Please let me know me if you have a membership along with how many tickets you can donate to fellow members.
We will have lunch at the Museum cafe before viewing the exhibit. The total scheduled time spent viewing art will be two hours, but you are free to spend more time. I will be there for several hours.