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.

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.

March 10, 2020
Soul of a Nation
: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963-1983
Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963-1983, is a powerful exhibition at the de Young Museum, focusing on art made in two pivotal decades. These works were forged in a crucible of institutionalized racism and codified prejudice that has pervaded America for centuries. Docent Alfred Escoffier will share how these African American artists use art and culture as catalysts for self-definition, self-empowerment, and self-determination. 

April 14, 2020
Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving

Frida Kahlo returns to San Francisco 90 years after her first visit to the city in an exhibition examining how politics, gender, trauma, sexuality, and national identity influenced her diverse modes of creativity. Docent Marueen O'Brien will share how this new exhibition at the de Young Museum paints an intimate portrait of the artist through a trove of personal items, including photographs, her vibrant Tehuana costumes, and more.