Art Talk Tuesday

Art Talk Tuesday is a one hour, docent led presentation on popular exhibits currently and formerly shown at the de Young, Legion of Honor or Asian Art Museums of San Francisco.

Art Talk Tuesday is the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12pm in the Council Chambers.


November 14
Gods in Color: Polychromy in the Ancient World

Experience an astonishing look at Classical sculpture swathed in their original vibrant colors. Ancient sculpture and architecture from Greece and Rome will be revealed as intended -- garishly colorful, richly ornamented, and full of life -- along with original sculptures from the Near East, Egypt, and other ancient civilizations.

December 12
Gustav Klimt: Dialogues with Auguste Rodin
Experience a unique dialogue between the masterpieces of Gustav Klimt and the Legion of Honor's Rodin collection. Rodin was the father of modern sculpture while Klimt was a groundbreaking painter and a founding member of the modernist Vienna Secession movement. Examine the diverse connections between Klimt and Rodin and their impact upon the art world with Victoria Kirby, a docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

January 9
The Silk Road: Globalization in the Ancient World

Before jet planes and smartphones, merchants and pilgrims spent months traveling thousands of miles to carry luxury goods and new ideas. View the art and artifacts that accompanied these travelers over perilous lands and dangerous oceans on their voyages of discovery and exchange. 

February 13
Casanova: The Seduction of Europe
Renowned today for his amorous pursuits, Casanova was known to his contemporaries as a charming and witty conversationalist, an expert on many topics, and an international man of letters -- he was also a gambler, a spy, and one of history's greatest travelers. Rita Dunlay, a docent from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will share paintings, sculptures, costumes, and more to bring Casanova's world of travel, seduction, and theater to life.