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.

August 13
California Photography: Sun and Shadows in the Golden State 

California photographers have explored, developed, and refined the art of image-making in significant ways. From early Pictorialiams to Oakland's revolutionary F64 group to the New Topographics work of the 1960s, photographers in the Golden State have produced a body of work that rivals their New York peers. Avril Angevine will share how local artists documented the human and natural environments of a very special place.

September 10
Genghis Khan: Hero or Tyrant

Genghis Khan and his descendants dominated the largest land empire in history. His legacy continued to influence history for over eight hundred years. Discover the story of the Khans through art and objects from the Asian Art Museum's collection in this special Art Talk Tuesday.

October 8
James Tissot: Fashion and Faith

Enjoy a sneak peek of the newest exhibit at the Legion of Honor -- James Tissot: Fashion and Faith. Docent Maureen O'Brien will share paintings, additional works on papers,and cloisonné enamels by Tissot and the highlights of this international retrospective of the artist. See how Tissot's most ebullient society paintings reveal rich and complex commentary on topics such as nineteenth-century society, religion, fashion, and politics, rendering him an artist worthy of reexamination in the twenty-first century.