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.
Monet: The Early Years
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to experience Monet's mastery before the advent of Impressionism. View depictions of moments both large and small, with friends and loved ones, in the solitude of forests and fields and in the quiet scenes of everyday life in this docent-led presentation from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Stuart Davis: In Full Swing
Discover the art, life, and times of Stuart Davis, a key figure in American Modernism. View works spanning the artist's entire career, from his 1920s breakthrough series focusing on tobacco packages and household objects to the painting left on his easel at his death in 1964. Blurring distinctions between "high" and "low" art, between abstraction and figuration, and between text and imagery, these paintings reflect both the excitement and turbulence of the mid-20th century.
Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll
The year was 1967 and more than 100,000 young people from all across American made their way to San Francisco in search of freedom, enlightenment, and social change. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, an "only in San Francisco" social and aesthetic movement with iconic rock posters, photographs, textiles, and more in this docent lecture from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Rodin: Sculpture of Truth and Passion
Marking the centenary of Auguste Rodin's death in 1917, docent Julia Geist from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will present the Legion of Honor's extraordinary holdings in Rodin: Sculpture of Truth and Passion. Discover the artist's influential work and his celebrated life, from his early days courting controversy with sculptures that bore unexpected levels of naturalism, to his later prestige and lasting influence.
Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade
Discover the height of the millinery trade in Paris (1875-1914) as reflected in the works of the Impressionists. Paris was considered the fashion capital of the world at this time and there were around 1,000 hat makers working in this great city. This docent lecture from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will feature key works by Edgar Degas as well as those by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and exquisite examples of period hats.