Friends of the Alameda Free Library offers free art docent lectures.

These popular events feature knowledgeable speakers, usually docents affiliated with the Bay Area museums that are holding current exhibits. They show slide presentations of the art and provide history and background about the exhibit. These events are usually held on Monday nights, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Main Library’s Stafford Room and are popular, so come early to get a seat.

The next art docent lecture – and the final in the series for 2019 – will feature James Tissot on October 21. Check the events calendar for future art docent lectures.

Handouts from past events are listed on the right side of this page.

Past art docent events:

Peter Paul Rubens

Claude Monet

Charles and Ray Eames

Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey

East Meets West

Timeless Traditions

Rene Magritte

Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters


Cult of the Machine

Divine Bodies

Gods in Color