Revisiting South of Market: A multi-generational conversation about change in the Bay Area – June 5

San Francisco: Looking Back as We Look Forward

June 5, 2015


Join the de Young Museum and the Arts Research Center for four unique interventions around the museum, exploring the formal and social concerns of photographers who have made San Francisco their object of attention, focusing on Delaney’s exhibition and considering its connection to a history of San Francisco photography.

Janet Delaney in conversation with Seth Curcio
Koret Auditorium, 7:15 to 8:00

Photographer Janet Delaney will be in conversation with Seth Curcio, Associate Director of Pier 24 Photography, in the Koret Auditorium alongside a projected slide show of the history of San Francisco in photographs. Images, compiled with the help of the de Young intern team, will include work from Carleton Watkins, Eadweard Muybridge, Arnold Genthe, Ansel Adams, John Gutmann, Dorothea Lange, John Harding, Arthur Tress, Fred Lyon, Connie Hatch, Horia Manolache, and Michael Creedon. The conversation will be introduced by Julian Cox, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s founding curator of photography, and current chief administrative curator.

A reading by Gary Kamiya
Tower 9th Floor Observation Level, 6:30 to 7:15

Join San Francisco based author and one of the founding editors of the online magazine Salon Gary Kamiya for a reading from his San Francisco Chroniclebestseller Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco.

Conversation in and about a Changing City
Throughout the de Young, 6:30 to 7:008:00 to 8:30

Listen to San Francisco stories from individuals who spent time in South Of Market during the time Delaney produced her South of Market series.  Featured storytellers include photographer and educator Michael Creedon in conversation with Rose Matthews, and artist and educator Connie Hatch in conversation with Johanna Jetton.

Music from a Changing Time
Wilsey Court, 6:30 to 8:30

DJ Lamont will spin music from the 1970s and 1980s, accompanied by a slide show of the history of San Francisco in photographs.


Can’t attend this event? Visit the de Young on Friday June 12 for Keeping San Francisco Alive: A Frank Conversation or on Friday July 17 for Art in City: The City in the Art!