Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey art docent presentation

Dec. 10, 2018 This art docent presentation featuring a favorite presenter (Marsha Holmes) will cover the artist Paul Gauguin. The de Young Museum in San Francisco is now featuring an exhibition of his work, which includes an exceptional display of … Read More

East Meets West art docent program

Nov. 12, 2018 The excellent Marsha Holm will be our docent exploring “the cultural and material exchanges between India and Europe through jewelry and precious objects from the seventeenth century to the present.” This exhibit is showing at the Legion of … Read More

Art docent program: Timeless Traditions

Oct. 15, 2018 EXPRESSIONS OF THE DIVINE AND HUMAN IN INDIAN ART A docent from the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will share images and information about the Indian art through its major belief systems: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and … Read More

Summer reading program drew 2400 participants

Thanks to Alameda City Councilmember Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft for this photo and account of the Aug. 1 event celebrating the 2018 Summer Reading Program… Celebrating Alameda Free Library’s Summer Readers tonight at the “O” Club where some of the 2,400 Alameda … Read More

Magritte draws a crowd

More than 70 people attended the Friends of the Alameda Free Library’s August 13 Docent Lecture at the Main Library. The topic was SFMOMA’s “Rene Magritte: The Fifth Season.” Docent Avril Angevine gave a detailed account of the Belgian artist‘s … Read More

Volunteers appreciated at second annual event

On a delightful Alameda afternoon some friends gathered to celebrate a group dedicated to making the city an even better place.  Organized by board members Marlene Grcevich, Honora Murphy, Karen Roemer and Jo Winzenread, this was the Friends of the … Read More

Big crowd for Pre-Raphaelites lecture

If you ever wondered who or what Pre-Raphaelites were, you had a chance to find out at the Friends’ docent program, “Truth And Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites And The Old Masters,” co-sponsored by the Legion of Honor, and held at the … Read More

Casanova-themed art docent program March 12

FAL will host a talk at the Main Library on March 12 featuring docents from the Legion of Honor in San Francisco discussing a new exhibit: Casanova: The Seduction of Europe. The visual presentation and talk will start at 6:30 … Read More

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