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Recurring Event Event Series: The Forum

The Forum with David LaChapelle: Our Lady of the Flowers (In-Person)

March 12 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Free

We are thrilled to announce the gift to the cathedral of Our Lady of the Flowers, a photographic work by artist David LaChapelle, which we will be celebrating at an opening reception in the cathedral on March 11. Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with LaChapelle about the story of Our Lady of the Flowers, and his storied career. 

David LaChapelle was born in Connecticut in 1963 and attended high school at North Carolina School of The Arts.  Originally enrolled as a painter, he developed an analogue technique by hand-painting his own negatives to achieve a sublime spectrum of color before processing his film. At age 17, LaChapelle moved to New York City.  Following his first photography show at Gallery 303, he was hired by Andy Warhol to work at Interview Magazine. Through his mastery of color, unique composition, and imaginative narratives, LaChapelle began to expand the genre of photography.  His staged tableau, portrait, and still life works challenged devices of traditional photography and his work quickly gained international interest. By 1997, The New York Times predicted, “LaChapelle is certain to influence the work of a new generation…in the same way that Mr. Avedon pioneered so much of what is familiar today.” In the decades since, LaChapelle has become one of the most published photographers throughout the world with an anthology of books including LaChapelle Land (1996), Hotel LaChapelle (1999), Heaven to Hell (2006), Lost & Found and Good News (2017).  Simultaneously, his work has expanded into music video, film, and stage projects.  His 2005 feature film Rize was released theatrically in 17 countries. Many of his still and film works have become iconic archetypes of America in the 21st century. In the past 30 years, LaChapelle has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including the National Portrait Gallery (London), Musée de Monnaie (Paris), Barbican Centre (London), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Musee D’Orsay (Paris), Groninger Museum (The Netherlands), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Palazzo Reale (Milano), National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C.), Casa dei Tre Oci (Venice), La Venaria Reale (Turin), MUDEC (Milan), and Fotografiska (New York).

The Forum will be posted on our Youtube channel for viewing on demand.   

About the Moderator

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Youngis the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author ofThe Spiritual Journal of Henry David ThoreauandThe Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.   

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and you. Our guests range from artists, inventors, and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more. 

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Date:
March 12
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 am
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Cost:
Free
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Venue

Grace Cathedral
1100 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Phone:
415-749-6300

The Forum with David LaChapelle: Our Lady of the Flowers (In-Person)

We are thrilled to announce the gift to the cathedral of Our Lady of the Flowers, a photographic work by artist David LaChapelle, which we will be celebrating at an opening reception in the cathedral on March 11. Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with LaChapelle about the story of Our Lady of the Flowers, and his storied career. 

David LaChapelle was born in Connecticut in 1963 and attended high school at North Carolina School of The Arts.  Originally enrolled as a painter, he developed an analogue technique by hand-painting his own negatives to achieve a sublime spectrum of color before processing his film. At age 17, LaChapelle moved to New York City.  Following his first photography show at Gallery 303, he was hired by Andy Warhol to work at Interview Magazine. Through his mastery of color, unique composition, and imaginative narratives, LaChapelle began to expand the genre of photography.  His staged tableau, portrait, and still life works challenged devices of traditional photography and his work quickly gained international interest. By 1997, The New York Times predicted, “LaChapelle is certain to influence the work of a new generation…in the same way that Mr. Avedon pioneered so much of what is familiar today.” In the decades since, LaChapelle has become one of the most published photographers throughout the world with an anthology of books including LaChapelle Land (1996), Hotel LaChapelle (1999), Heaven to Hell (2006), Lost & Found and Good News (2017).  Simultaneously, his work has expanded into music video, film, and stage projects.  His 2005 feature film Rize was released theatrically in 17 countries. Many of his still and film works have become iconic archetypes of America in the 21st century. In the past 30 years, LaChapelle has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including the National Portrait Gallery (London), Musée de Monnaie (Paris), Barbican Centre (London), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Musee D’Orsay (Paris), Groninger Museum (The Netherlands), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Palazzo Reale (Milano), National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C.), Casa dei Tre Oci (Venice), La Venaria Reale (Turin), MUDEC (Milan), and Fotografiska (New York).

The Forum will be posted on our Youtube channel for viewing on demand.   

About the Moderator

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Youngis the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author ofThe Spiritual Journal of Henry David ThoreauandThe Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.   

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and you. Our guests range from artists, inventors, and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more. 

Sunday

March 12, 2023 Free
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

We are thrilled to announce the gift to the cathedral of Our Lady of the Flowers, a photographic work by artist David LaChapelle, which we will be celebrating at an opening reception in the cathedral on March 11. Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with LaChapelle about the story of Our Lady of the Flowers, and his storied career. 

David LaChapelle was born in Connecticut in 1963 and attended high school at North Carolina School of The Arts.  Originally enrolled as a painter, he developed an analogue technique by hand-painting his own negatives to achieve a sublime spectrum of color before processing his film. At age 17, LaChapelle moved to New York City.  Following his first photography show at Gallery 303, he was hired by Andy Warhol to work at Interview Magazine. Through his mastery of color, unique composition, and imaginative narratives, LaChapelle began to expand the genre of photography.  His staged tableau, portrait, and still life works challenged devices of traditional photography and his work quickly gained international interest. By 1997, The New York Times predicted, “LaChapelle is certain to influence the work of a new generation…in the same way that Mr. Avedon pioneered so much of what is familiar today.” In the decades since, LaChapelle has become one of the most published photographers throughout the world with an anthology of books including LaChapelle Land (1996), Hotel LaChapelle (1999), Heaven to Hell (2006), Lost & Found and Good News (2017).  Simultaneously, his work has expanded into music video, film, and stage projects.  His 2005 feature film Rize was released theatrically in 17 countries. Many of his still and film works have become iconic archetypes of America in the 21st century. In the past 30 years, LaChapelle has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including the National Portrait Gallery (London), Musée de Monnaie (Paris), Barbican Centre (London), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Musee D’Orsay (Paris), Groninger Museum (The Netherlands), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Palazzo Reale (Milano), National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C.), Casa dei Tre Oci (Venice), La Venaria Reale (Turin), MUDEC (Milan), and Fotografiska (New York).

The Forum will be posted on our Youtube channel for viewing on demand.   

About the Moderator

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Youngis the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author ofThe Spiritual Journal of Henry David ThoreauandThe Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.   

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and you. Our guests range from artists, inventors, and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more. 

Sunday

March 12, 2023 Free
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

Sunday

March 12, 2023 Free
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Grace Cathedral
Register Today

We are thrilled to announce the gift to the cathedral of Our Lady of the Flowers, a photographic work by artist David LaChapelle, which we will be celebrating at an opening reception in the cathedral on March 11. Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with LaChapelle about the story of Our Lady of the Flowers, and his storied career. 

David LaChapelle was born in Connecticut in 1963 and attended high school at North Carolina School of The Arts.  Originally enrolled as a painter, he developed an analogue technique by hand-painting his own negatives to achieve a sublime spectrum of color before processing his film. At age 17, LaChapelle moved to New York City.  Following his first photography show at Gallery 303, he was hired by Andy Warhol to work at Interview Magazine. Through his mastery of color, unique composition, and imaginative narratives, LaChapelle began to expand the genre of photography.  His staged tableau, portrait, and still life works challenged devices of traditional photography and his work quickly gained international interest. By 1997, The New York Times predicted, “LaChapelle is certain to influence the work of a new generation…in the same way that Mr. Avedon pioneered so much of what is familiar today.” In the decades since, LaChapelle has become one of the most published photographers throughout the world with an anthology of books including LaChapelle Land (1996), Hotel LaChapelle (1999), Heaven to Hell (2006), Lost & Found and Good News (2017).  Simultaneously, his work has expanded into music video, film, and stage projects.  His 2005 feature film Rize was released theatrically in 17 countries. Many of his still and film works have become iconic archetypes of America in the 21st century. In the past 30 years, LaChapelle has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums including the National Portrait Gallery (London), Musée de Monnaie (Paris), Barbican Centre (London), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Musee D’Orsay (Paris), Groninger Museum (The Netherlands), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Palazzo Reale (Milano), National Portrait Gallery (Washington D.C.), Casa dei Tre Oci (Venice), La Venaria Reale (Turin), MUDEC (Milan), and Fotografiska (New York).

The Forum will be posted on our Youtube channel for viewing on demand.   

About the Moderator

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Youngis the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author ofThe Spiritual Journal of Henry David ThoreauandThe Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.   

About The Forum  

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host and you. Our guests range from artists, inventors, and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.  

Give to Grace

You can help us bring the arts to life at Grace with a gift today to The Forum. Click here to give.  Learn all the many ways to give.

Become a Cultural Member 

Be one of the first to join this new program and enjoy discounts on a robust schedule of arts, music, cultural offerings, and more! Plus, you’ll also support Grace Cathedral in its visionary activities and initiatives. Learn more.