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.
Fashioning San Francisco Tuesday, March 12 12pm, Council Chambers
Fashion has been a major focus of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s exhibitions since the opening of the new de Young in 2005. Fashioning San Francisco offers the opportunity to explore a facet of our city through the Museum’s significant collection of twentieth and twenty-first century women’s high fashion and haute couture. Featuring outstanding works by Gabrielle Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Issey Miyake, and Alexander McQueen, Fashioning San Francisco will reflect the city’s international sophistication, bohemian tendencies, appreciation of global cultures, and long-standing practice of using clothing as a form of personal expression.
A Look at Photography Today Tuesday, April 9 12pm, Council Chambers
Now that everyone has a smartphone, and millions of (mostly forgettable) images are posted daily, can photography still challenge, engage, delight, and unsettle us? Avril Angevine will share how visual artists use photography to participate in the postmodern redefinition of art as social engagement and cultural critique. Avril will focus on three contemporary photographers—Vik Muniz, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Zanele Muholi—and how their work involves new materials, new processes, and new subjects.