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November 2014
Free

Burma Bikes: A Journey Within

November 14, 2014 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland hills for an illustrated lecture by Charles Costello, who will discuss the making of his latest book of photographs Burma Bikes. The lecture - in the J.D. Kennedy Arts Center Gallery - will be followed by a reception. Photographs from Burma Bikes will be on exhibit at the J. D. Kennedy Arts Center Gallery at Holy Names from November 14 through December 13. The Gallery is open to the…

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February 2015
Free

Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture

February 25, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Valley Center for the Performing Arts, 3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619 United States
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Join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills for an illustrated lecture by Christina Hellmich (Curator in Charge of Africa, Oceania and the Americas at the de Young Museum in San Francisco) about an exciting new exhibition at the de Young Museum of San Francisco. Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture features 120 pieces from the collection of Richard H. Scheller, composed of classic and iconic sculptures as well as more unusual examples that challenge commonly held assumptions about African…

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March 2015
Free

Notes from Mexico: Exploring Musical Cultures from Mexico and Throughout the World

March 18, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills for a special program featuring Michael Morgan (Music Director and Conductor, Oakland East Bay Symphony). Maestro Morgan will tell us about his innovative “Notes from” series that explores the world through music. This talk—and accompanying performances by musicians from the Oakland East Bay Symphony—will focus on the upcoming installment of this series, “Notes from Mexico,” which presents symphonic works by Mexico’s major twentieth-century composers as well as beautiful folk songs. Don’t…

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Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland

March 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills for an illustrated lecture by Melissa Buron (Associate Curator of European Art, Fine Art Museums of San Francisco) on an important new exhibition: “Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.” Spanning more than 400 years of artistic production, this exhibition highlights works by many of the greatest painters from the Renaissance to the early 20th century. “Botticelli to Braque” offers a rare opportunity to see some of the…

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April 2015

2015 Oakland International Film Festival Preview: Anthony Lucero’s “East Side Sushi”

April 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills to enjoy a special preview of the 2015 Oakland International Film Festival (OIFF)! David Roach, OIFF founder and director, will offer welcoming remarks and tell us about the highlights of this year's festival. Then Oakland-born filmmaker Anthony Lucero will screen excerpts from and talk to us about the making of his award-winning film East Side Sushi—which was shot entirely in Oakland and will be featured in the opening night of the 2015 OIFF. Film Synopsis: East…

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April 2016
$15.00

Oakland International Film Festival

April 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Tuesday – April 5, 2016 – 5:30 PM Valley Center for the Performing Arts Holy Names University 3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94619 2016 Oakland International Film Festival Opening Night For spring 2016, the JPRI Professor Yuan-li Wu Economics Speaker Series is pleased to partner with the Oakland Film Society to present the opening night program of the 14th annual Oakland International Film Festival (OIFF). This program will offer an amazing film, conversations with the filmmaker and festival director, live…

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May 2016

PREVIEW OF SAN FRANCISCO OPERA’S PRODUCTION OF “CARMEN”

May 25, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
September 2016

Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei

September 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Valley Center for the Performing Arts, 3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619 United States
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The Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) is pleased to announce its first event of the new academic year. “Emperors’ Treasures: Chinese Art from the National Palace Museum, Taipei” Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Jay Xu, Director and CEO, Asian Art Museum—Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Please join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills to hear the inside story about the special exhibition “Emperors’ Treasures” (now on view at the Asian Art Museum). Dr.…

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Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery

September 27, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Valley Center for the Performing Arts, 3500 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619 United States
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“Sojourner Truth, Photography, and the Fight Against Slavery” Illustrated lecture by Dr. Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby, Goldman Distinguished Professor in the Arts and Humanities, UC Berkeley Join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills for another exciting session of the Fall 2016 APPSI Speaker Series, presented by the Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) and co-sponsored by the CORE Program in Integrative Studies Across Cultures. For more information, please contact Prof. Chiho Sawada at sawada@hnu.edu.

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October 2016

The Museum, Photography, Social Justice: A Retrospective Exhibition on the Career of Danny Lyon

October 25, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

The Museum, Photography, Social Justice: A Retrospective Exhibition on the Career of Danny Lyon Illustrated lecture by Julian Cox, Chief Curator, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco   Join us at Holy Names University in the beautiful Oakland Hills for another exciting session of the Fall 2016 APPSI Speaker Series. Our distinguished speaker Julian Cox will discuss his vision for the Fine Arts Musuems of San Francisco (the de Young and Legion of Honor), focusing on the upcoming exhibition Danny…

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