Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Frank Stella Exhibit at de Young Museum

Leveraging more than a decade of experience at the helm of large-scale operations, Anaïs Saint-­Jude currently serves as a program and engagement manager for the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Outside of her professional life, Anaïs Saint-Jude is a patron of the arts and avid supporter of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

The de Young Museum, in conjunction with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, is currently exhibiting Frank Stella: A Retrospective, which is the first exhibit featuring the artist’s work in more than 40 years. The exhibit will display 50 total pieces, which include paintings, sculptures, reliefs, and maquettes.

One of the central pieces of the exhibit is Das Erdbeben in Chili [N#3] currently housed in Wilsey Court. At 12 feet by 40.5 feet, Das Erdbeben in Chili checks in as one of Stella’s biggest pieces.

The exhibit has also been on display at New York’s Whitney Museum and the Kimbell Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. It will be housed at the de Young Museum until Feb. 26, 2017.

For more information, visit deyoung.famsf.org.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

LeBron James Claims NBA Inaugural Week Accolade

Following her graduation from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree, Anaïs Saint-Jude received a master’s from the University of Colorado before obtaining a master's in Humanities and French and a PhD in French from Stanford University. Currently serving as the program and engagement manager at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Anaïs Saint-Jude leads the marketing and design of all programs and events. Having been the captain of her undefeated high school basketball team and leading them to a state championship, she believes one of the greatest basketball players to ever play the game is LeBron James.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced LeBron James as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week (POTW) for games played beginning Tuesday, October 25, 2016. While becoming the first player in Cleveland team history to receive the award during the inaugural week, LeBron James also set the record for the most POTW awards in league history at 54, placing him with 21 more than the next closest player, Kobe Bryant. 

Averaging 21 points, 8.3 boards and 10.0 assists during the first week of the 2016 NBA season, King James led the Cavaliers to a 3-0 record and extended his double figure consecutive scoring streak to 720 games, third in NBA history. Marking the 35th time the NBA All-Star has won the POTW award in Cleveland, James was the only player during the opening week to post a triple-double, tying him with Utah Jazz great Fat Lever for the sixth most all time in league history at 43.