Art Talk Tuesday
Art Talk Tuesday is a 1 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.
Frank Stella: A Retrospective
Frank Stella burst onto the art scene in 1959 at the age of 23, with his legendary series of black paintings. Over the years his abstract compositions have become increasingly complex and dynamic, moving out from the walls into the third dimension, expanding the very definition of painting. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the work of one of the most important living American artists in this docent-led presentation from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection
A special exhibition at the Legion of Honor, on view November 19, 2016-January 29, 2017, assembles a remarkable range of more than 200 pins and brooches from the personal collection of Madeline Alrbight. Docent Clara Morrissey will showcase this eclectic collection, which represents nearly a century of jewelry design. Yet the jewelry's true interest lies not in its materials or monetary value but in the roles it played during her political service: Albright used her pins as silent yet visually outspoken codes to foreign officials and the press.
Fashion and Culture in the Impressionist Era
Discover how 19th century French men, women, and children dressed and lived in this lecture from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Docent Ellen Harden will discuss how Impressionists and other artists captured this moment in time through their paintings and works of art.
Danny Lyon: Message to the Future
Danny Lyon, American photographer and filmmaker, has always immersed himself in the lives of his subjects, which range from 1960s civil rights protestors to motorcycle gang members and Texas prison inmates. He lives their lives, becoming one of them. View American history through Lyon's photographic records in this docent presentation from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. With his ability to find beauty in the starkest reality, Danny Lyon has provided a charged alternative to the bland vision of American life often depicted in the mass media.