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.

December 11
Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey

Paul Gauguin’s inner quests and imaginings and his intimate relationships shaped his experiences, his work, and his development as an artist. Maureen O’Brien, a docent from the de Young Museum, will share stories of how Gauguin’s relationships with his wife, other artists, and people he encountered during his sojourns infused his extraordinary and enigmatic art.

January 8
The World of Charles and Ray Eames

Fueled by their belief in design as a way of life, the innovative husband and wife duo Charles and Ray Eames were two of the most influential designers of the twentieth century. The Eameses—who founded The Eames Office—valued knowledge and discovery, embraced the joy of trial and error, and saw no separation between life and work. Discover the story of the Eameses and explore their designs with Avril Angevine, a docent from the Oakland Museum of California.

February 12
When the Tiger Smoked a Pipe: The Art of Korea

Take a fascinating look at Korean art from the last 3000 years – from ceramics to lacquerware to textiles. Discover Korea’s varied and unique art reflected in various forms and over multiple dynasties in this presentation from the Asian Art Museum.

March 12
Monet: The Late Years

During his late years, the well-traveled Claude Monet stayed close to home, inspired by the variety of elements making up his own garden at Giverny. With its evolving scenery of flower beds, footpaths, willows, and wisteria, the garden became a personal laboratory for the artist’s sustained study of natural phenomena. Julia Geist, a docent from the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, will share paintings by Claude Monet created during this final phase of his long career, from 1913 to 1926.