Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo

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Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo

Published December 30, 2021

Upon its completion in 1878, Jules Tavernier’s "Dance in a Subterranean Roundhouse at Clear Lake, California" was hailed in a San Francisco newspaper as “by far the most remarkable picture ever painted on the Pacific Coast.” The French-born artist’s painting now returns to California for the first time in more than 140 years as the central focus of the Jules Tavernier and the Elem Pomo exhibition at the de Young. The exhibition includes more than a dozen paintings, watercolors, prints, and photographs by Jules Tavernier (1844–1889) and puts forth a new interpretation of his career masterwork and his other compositions of the Western United States by offering a multiplicity of voices and perspectives, including those of Pomo cultural leaders and curators. Also on view are more than fifty historic and contemporary Pomo baskets and regalia pieces that celebrate the enduring artistry and resiliency of the Pomo artists over several generations and highlight their continued cultural presence in their homelands today.

The exhibition runs from December 18, 2021 - April 17, 2022 at the de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., San Francisco, CA 94118.

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