The de Young Museum will host two free workshops over Labor Day weekend. The workshops are held in celebration of two exhibitions– Lhola Amira: Facing The Future and Crafting Radicality: Bay Area Artists from the Svane Gift.
Lhola Amira: Facing The Future is a solo exhibition that opened in December 2022 and will run until December 3, 2023. Crafting Radicality: Bay Area Artists from the Svane Gift features 12 Bay Area artists who approach art as resistance. The exhibition will run until December 31, 2023.
The exhibitions will be free this Saturday for all Bay Area Residents, and the workshops provide an excellent opportunity to learn more about the artists and exhibitions.
A healing Song Bath with Brittany Tanner
Brittany Tanner will be guiding a group in an immersive sound bath that will provide an opportunity to embark on a healing journey. The event comes to the de Young from The Song Remedy, a collective of black and brown women who cultivate environments for communities to heal and communicate. The collective’s sound baths are designed to help communities and individuals resist oppressive systems and create an environment for healing.
The song bath will take place in the Kimball Education Gallery from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2.
A Bead Embroidery Workshop with Demitri Broxton
This insightful and educational workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn about the sacred art of the Yoruba people of Nigeria and the beading traditions of New Orleans Black maskers. The workshop is hosted by Dimitri Broxton, whose artwork is included in the exhibition Crafting Radicality: Bay Area Artists from the Svane Gift.
The workshop will take place from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 2, in the Piazzoni Murals Room.
The de Young is located at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in Golden Gate Park and is open between 9:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m.