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.

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.

November 12
What Happens When Artists Shoot Fashion?

See how Modern and contemporary art photographers influenced the commercial presentation of fashion with guest speaker Avril Angevine. Whether by desire or necessity, many important photographers also worked for magazines and fashion houses and documented the evolving sense of the female self through appropriation, interpretation, and experimentation.

December 10
Mythical Creatures of Asia

Get spooked by witches, demons, and other mythical creatures found in art from all over Asia in this new presentation from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. 

January 14, 2020
Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Lunar New Year in this presentation from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. The year of the Rat is the first animal in the zodiac and will start the new twelve-year cycle. This talk will explain the Chinese Zodiac and explore various customs and practices surrounding Lunar New Year. 

February 11, 2020
The Goddess: Images of Power

Explore the myriad and fascinating depictions of female deities throughout Asia in this presentation from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. From fierce warriors and dakinis to peaceful and benevolent bodhisattvas, these goddesses cover all the bases.