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with an exhibition, at the find ways to make it come together. we found beautiful photographs of the interior of their home. then we found a tiny scrap of the wallpaper. we saw how blue and vibrant it was. we had a designer recreate the image of the wallpaper. we had it made into wallpaper so we could all experience what it would have been like to be in their home. it is dynamic and fantastic. they seem very monochromatic because you only know them through black-and-white photographs, but they had such a vibrant life. that is what the exhibition is also trying to show. the third one is the art of friendship. picasso and matisse were part of their second family. there were people she admired
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and worked with. we introduced the visitors to her second family in a sense. the fourth story is called celebrity stein. what a lot of people do not know is when she left united states in the early 1900's, she only came back once in 1934. we also have a section of every single first edition book she ever published. >> it is incredible to see all the first edition books. >> it is really impressive to realize not only was she a grand dame of paris, but she had an incredible writing practice. she was a prolific writer. the fifth level really looks at her legacy and how artists continue to be inspired by her image, work, and concept.
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>> this is a compelling reason for people to visit the jewish museum. you also have life and theater. >> we are a non-collecting museum. any time you walk in the building, you will always be treated to a range of very different and wonderful exhibitions. in our first floor exhibition space, we have an exhibition on the work of charlotte sullivan. she was a young artist in berlin. the nazis came into power. her parents sent her to the south of france to live with her grandparents. she put herself in a room for about 18 months and created 1200 small paintings telling her life story through a kind of reflection. it is another example of the way we try to bring a wide range of art and experiences to our
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public. we want them to find something meaningful to them. >> your institution has been in this neighborhood for three years. how do you like the neighborhood? >> this is the best neighborhood. we are the luckiest city in the world to have this kind of cultural district, to have so many museums and cultural institutions. the center of our tourist life is here because this is where the convention center is. people from near and far can be introduced to the richness of the bay area. it is so wonderful and unique. >> the city thanks you for providing such wonderful leadership and vision. >> we're so happy to be part of the city and so honored to be part of "culture wire." >> to learn more about the exhibition and other upcoming events, visit the website.
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thank you for watching "culture >> it has been amazing. the people have been so gracious and so supportive of what we're doing. the energy here is fantastic with so many couples getting married. it's just been an absolutely fantastic experience, so wonderful. >> by the power vested in me, i declare you spouses for life. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> to actually be able to get married and be a part of this time in history and time in our history is amazing.
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>> this is a momentous occasion for us to be able to actually have this opportunity to have equal rights. >> we have been together for 14 years. everyone is so welcoming. it's been all set up and people have guided us from step to step. it's been easy. there was live music. people are so friendly and excited. so excited for us. >> it's really great. >> yeah. >> and salvador is party a here to known as party a. >> on the out it looks pretty simple. you come in, you made your appointment. you pay. you go here for your license. you got there to get married. you go there if you want to purchase a certified copy. behind the scenes, there was just this monumental just mountain of work, the details into everything that we had to do and we quickly realized that we were not ready to issue the
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numbers of licenses that people are anticipating that we would need to issue. we definitely did not want people waiting in long lines. this is somebody's wedding. you want to be able to plan and invite your family and friends. know what time you are able to get your marriage license, know what time you're going to have your ceremony. >> thanks for volunteering. >> we got city volunteers, we got members of the public volunteering. we had our regular volunteers volunteering. we had such an overwhelming response from city employees, from the members of the general public that we had way more volunteers than we could ever have hoped for. we had to come up with a training program. i mean, there are different functions of this whole operation. you were either, you know a
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check-in person. you were a greeter. you were part of the license issuing unit. you were deputy marriage commissioner, or you were on the recording side. each one of those functions required a different set of skills, a different oath of office if they needed to be sworn in as a deputy county clerk to issue marriage licenses or as a deputy county recorder if they were going to register the marriage licenses or the deputy marriage commissioner if they were going to be performing ceremonies. >> donna, place the ring on her ring finger. >> the marriage commissioner training was only about a half hour. it was very simple. very well run, very smooth and then we were all sworn in. >> they said we would get our scheduled sunday night and so 7:00, 8:00, 10:00, you know, i got it at 11:00. this person who was orchestrating all of the shifts and the volunteers and who does what, you know, said from her
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office sunday night at 11:00. they are just really helping each other. it's a wonderful atmosphere in that way. >> have you filled out an application? >> not yet. you want to do that. >> take this right over there. >> all right. >> take it tout counter when you're done. >> very good. >> congratulations, you guys. >> for those volunteers, what a gift for them as well as us that they would take up their time and contribute that time, but also that they would in return receive so much more back because they're part of the narrative of someone else's love and expression of love in life. >> this isn't anything that we had budgeted for, so it was basically we asked our i.t. director to do the best you can, you know, belling, borrow, steal if you have to and get us what you need to do this. and he knew what the mission was. he knew what our goal was. and, you know, with our i.t. grids and our software vender, they really came together and
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pulled it together for us. it made it possible for us to be able to serve as many couples as we have been. >> so once you're ready, you and your husband to be or wife need to be need to check in here and check in again, ok. are you also going to get married today? >> yeah. >> let's process you one by one. do your license in, exit and re-enter again check in at that desk. >> our wedding is at 3:00. >> as long as we get you in today. >> we're getting married at 2:30. >> don't worry about the time line. we're greeting people at the doorway and either directing them to the services they need on this side which is licensing or the services on this side which is actually getting the ceremony performed. >> this is an opportunity to choose to be a part of history. many times history happens to us, but in this case, you can choose to be a part of it. this is a very historic day and so i'm very, very proud to be
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here. >> i have been volunteering. last monday i performed 12 different marriage smones. the least amount of time that any of the couples that i married have been together is two years. most of the couples have been together eight, nine, 10, i'd say 70% have been together at least that long if not longer. >> there is a lot of misconception about who gay and lesbian people are. it's important that people see that we love our husbands and wives to be and love our children and have the right to have families just like everyone else. >> it's important that we have experienced our own families, our own friends, and the excitement of the volunteers when we get here has made us feel wonderful and accepted and celebrated.
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>> there is a lot of city agencies, city departments, divisions that offer up their employees to help us out since overwhelming response, it's unbelievable at how city government works. this is the time that san francisco city employees have really outshined san francisco's clerk's office didn't need to hear from the mayor to say what's your plan. they offered a plan and said here is our strategy. here is what we can do. we can add all of these computers here and there. we can connect our databases, we can expand our capacity by x. we can open up early and stay late and stay open on the weekends. it's unbelievable. we can coordinate all of the training for our volunteers and them in as deputy marriage commissioners and make sure it's signed and certified. that's an example and a model for others. this is -- what happens is when people prove that things can be
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done, it just raises the bar for what is possible for everyone else. >> it kind of went cooled plan and this is what we planned for. in some respects, people have kind of commented to me, oh, my god, you were a part of history and how many couples did we mary? how many families did we start? how many dreams did we make come true? the whole part of being part of history is something that we are here and we are charged with this responsibility to carry out.
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>> ladies and gentlemen, a very good morning to you. welcome to this very special
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occasion as we introduce you to the competitors in the america's cup. this is our world cup soccer match on the water. it is the most exciting thing to come to the bay area in many, many, many years. i am honored to be your master of ceremonies today. thank you. this is a great day for san francisco. it is a great day for the america's cup. in fact, it is a really great day for san francisco and the america's cup. i would like to introduce to you our speakers this morning. we have the chairman of the america's cup event authority. we have the ceo and regatta director of the america's cup race management. and we have our mayor, and when -- edwin m. lee.
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please, a round of applause for our special guest today. [applause] we also have representatives from the various teams, the competitors for the 34th america's cup. today, we will introduce you to each one of the teams. we will take a sneak peek into the preparations over the next few months. competitors will be preparing for the first america's cup world series in portugal, and this week, enabled us to get our first glimpses into the future. i'm sure you all saw the video yesterday, did you not? the brief video? really, the america's cup boats are going to light up our waterfront with raw power and speed and show us things that we have never seen in these waters in our day before. so if you did not get to see some of the action yesterday on the water, here is a little taste of what the bay area has
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to come, some video of what happened on the water yesterday.
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>> wow. not a scene from a bond movie, but the real deal there. just a couple of votes in the water yesterday. if you can imagine what it will be like with 10 of these boats igniting our they like never before. it will be pretty wild. without further ado, we would like to introduce you to the chairman of america's cup event authority. richard. [applause] >> thank you, liam. in just eight short weeks, we will all be in portugal launching the very first event in the inaugural america's cup world series. i must say, i think for all of us involved, it is very exciting for us to be moving from the planning and preparation stage to the delivery and competition stage. soon they talking can stop any
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action can begin. we already know from what we have just seen what kind of action that can be. to you all, welcome, everybody. we would like to thank you for joining us as we welcome the team's officially to san francisco, the gorgeous host city of the 34th america's cup. it is great to be standing here today with an outstanding field of competitors from eight countries around the globe here at the sight of what will be the most accessible, the most extreme of america's cup there has ever been. and in every sense of the word, the america's cup is reinventing itself from our fast and dangerous new boats to our break through sporting technology on television. maybe just one little anecdote here -- if you can imagine watching an american football match without any lines on the pitch, you would be confused because he would not know what is going on.
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the kinds of changes that we are going to make to sailing is the equivalent of putting lines on the pitch, on the field of sailing. it will have a very dramatic understanding change for people in general. watch for the television pictures that will come your way. the pictures do not lie, and this is a sporting competition that will have mass appeal to audiences around the globe, and we saw that firsthand with the global reaction to monday's sailing and the unfortunate but -- gladly nobody was injured in that capsiz. firstly, we are introducing a new expression of our brand today, the new america's cup brand, which is on the screen right now, and our new visual identity represents america's cup 2.0.
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it is sleek, modern, sophisticated, and everything that our competition now stands for. visually, this involution sees the logo representing the next elements of the racing boats, in the shape, and as well as the host city of san francisco. you can see a subtle reference, maybe not so subtle reference to the towers of the golden gate bridge. and finally, the cup itself has been streamlined, while also retaining the most beautiful shape of the oldest trophy in the world. we are also revealing the louis vuitton cup mark as well. for this logo, they began with the halls and ships of the --
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hulls and sails of the new boats. and by playing with that, they transformed the vote into a graphic and modern flag which has become the louis vuitton mark. the brick red signifies the interior color of the leather goods. i would like to recognize former america's propecup skipper louio is representing louis vuitton. we appreciate you being here. [applause] we know that you spent a lot of
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time on an airplane to be here today. i also want to talk about the america's cup world series, the professional circuit that will bring all of the teams and america's cups to port cities around the globe. the america's cup world series will be a tremendous need of an promotional vehicle to the america's cup final, here in san francisco. the world series will kick off in portugal in just eight weeks, then it moves to plymouth in the u.k. in september. i can also announced today we have the dates confirmed for the san diego regatta, the third stop in the world series. that will take place from the 12th to the 20th of november. you will be happy to hear it will be over before thanksgiving. we are looking forward to an exciting c eight -- season of sailing the ac 45's and then for
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two more seasons in the america's cup events. there is also a bidding process under way. we know five of the six cities that they will be stumping on. we will be determining how all of the 11 locations. the first few are expected to be announced soon for those remaining 11 cities. finally, i would like to pay a real tribute to the incredible amounts of work that is being done to make the america's cup events over the next two years an enormous success. not only the work of our own organizations, event authority, race management teams, but the america's cup organizing committee, the city, mayor's office, port authority, of course, the competing teams, the
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golden gate yacht club, all of our commercial partners, then use in portugal, san diego. it is an important, independent community. we know we are embarking on something at a special. those of you who share our passion and energy for the excitement to come, we will be happy to share that dirty with you. thank you very much. [applause] >> richard, thank you very much. we are very much looking forward to the competition coming here this summer. without further ado, i would now like to introduce you to the ceo and regatta director for the 34th america's cup, ian murray. [applause] >> good morning.
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yesterday, in the past, i spent time along the san francisco bay, venturing along the shores. yesterday, i had the first opportunity to view san francisco from the air from a nice helicopter to watched a ac 45 sailing. i have got to say, as a pupil as san francisco is from the shore, embarcadero, marina green, when you go up in a helicopter, there is not a bad picture of san francisco. pitt is a truly amazing thing to be up there and see above the bridge, above the hills, seeing these boats sailing. to have the america's cup happen here in this harbor is great.
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before i talk about planning for the america's cup world series, i want to thank a few of our partners. richard helped me out, certainly, recognized our city family, partners at city hall, the mayor's office, the organizing committee, and finally, i would like to say, throw out all of our partners, we are making great progress. the planning environment in san francisco is like something i have never been involved in before. i know mountains have been moved to make this process as streamlined as it possibly can, and to satisfy the very stringent controls set forward, put forward, i think, is an
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important part of california leading the way. there are a number of people here today that were all involved in this process. everyone is pulling on the same side of the rope in this tug of war, and the processes long, inring, and incredibly thorough. it is going along smoothly. with us today is jennifer, ed riskin, monique meyer, from the port, commissioners, and nazareth, the effects crowley, and leslie katz. i would also like to recognize the america's cup organizing committee, many of whom are here today. i see carried down there. i know she has been working all night. she made the back for you to take home. she assured me that she cooked the cupcakes herself this morning.
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finally, i would like to recognize and thank mayor ed in the. it is great when the mayor of a city welcomes you with open arms. his office is always open for us to go and citsee. i am happy to see that the america's cup is firmly in their grasp and will not leave. our planning for the america's cup world series. this journey started when i came to san francisco last september. the selection of the city's process. currently, while all of that was going, we knew we had to get ready for an america's cup world series. last september only, the design of the ac 45 was being designed. the factory in new zealao