Friends @ Home Art Docent Webinar | The Beat and the Hip

The Beat and the Hip: San Francisco Art from the 50s to the 70s

Please note: Registration for this event is required and is available here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5oxzVveoRkK01crlcTKZxw


We are excited to bring you the next in our series Friends @ Home from the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. We welcome back Avril Angevine, one of our favorite art docents, to this online event.

San Francisco was a happening place at midcentury: big new ideas about music, poetry, life and love were all developing in what was then a small city. Art, of course, was also in flux, and some uniquely Bay Area artists and styles challenged New York’s dominance of the American art scene. Discover the work of David Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Brown, Jay DeFeo, Bruce Conner, and more as we explore the art world of San Francisco’s Beatniks and Hippie.

Avril Angevine is an independent art lecturer who has spoken at the Alameda Library many times. She is a Humanities and English instructor at local colleges, and a museum guide at both SFMOMA and the Oakland Museum.