Starting in May 2020, the Friends began to move some of its most popular programs – namely, Art Docent Talks and Author Events – to an online format, which we are calling “Friends @ Home.”  We are now graciously joined by local authors and art docents via Zoom webinars so you can enjoy these fun and educational events from the comfort of your own home.  Check our Events page for announcements about our upcoming Friends @ Home programming – and don’t forget to register for each event through the registration link at the top of each event page.

We have the ability to record most of our Author Talks and some of our Art Docent Lectures, so if you aren’t able to attend our webinars in real time you can enjoy them at a later date.  Click on the links below to access recordings of our Friends @ Home programming thus far. Recordings are posted here within a few days of each event.

Please note: Due to copyright issues, we do not have permission to record most of our Art Docent Lectures — so if you see an Art Docent Talk that you’re excited about, please register and attend it in real time!

Author Webinars
Deepa Anappara Discusses Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line (April 10, 2021)
Jung Chang Discusses Her Books (March 6, 2021)
Robin Sloan Discusses “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore” and “Sourdough” (February 17, 2021)
Elsa Hart Discusses Her Books (February 10, 2021)
Georgia Hunter: We Were the Lucky Ones (January 13, 2021)
Vanessa Hua, in Conversation with Hank Hedland (November 16, 2020)
Marilyn Chase: Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa (September 30, 2020)
Carol Wallace: Leaving Van Gogh (September 26, 2020)
Bronwyn Harris: Letters from the Inside (September 2, 2020)
Alice Wilson-Fried: Outside Child (July 22, 2020)
Alan Fleishman: A Collection of Characters (June 24, 2020)
Helen Joyce Harris: Visible Means of Support (May 13, 2020)

Art Docent Webinars
Hidden in Plain View: The African American Art Experience (February 8, 2021)
The Beat and the Hip: San Francisco Art from the 50s to the 70s (August 12, 2020)
California Photography: Sun and Shadow in the Golden State (June 10, 2020)