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.

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.

April 9
Early Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was both a prodigious artist and one of the most extraordinary figures of the seventeenth century. He was an international diplomat, a shrewd businessman, a well-read intellectual, and the master of a prolific workshop. Early Rubens at the Legion of Honor focuses on what is arguably the artist's most innovative period of production, from 1608 until about 1620. Gretchen Turner, a docent at the Legion of Honor, will show how Rubens rose to the first rank of Flemish painting and established a visual style that would guide ambitious painters for generations to come.