Galka Scheyer: Patron Saint of Modernism in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1925–1933

Galka Scheyer: Patron Saint of Modernism in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1925–1933
DATE:
TIME:
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker:
Susan Landauer, Independent Art Historian and Curator

In early 20th-century San Francisco, the introduction and assimilation of European modernist art sparked widespread excitement and controversy. When Galka Scheyer arrived in 1925, she was immediately embraced by San Francisco’s fledgling avant-garde. Through her energetic lecture circuit and her position as European representative of the Oakland Art Gallery, she also introduced German Expressionism, Dadaism and Constructivism, virtually unknown in California. Landauer explores the pioneering efforts of Galka Scheyer to educate the city’s wary public and largely conservative art community about the Blue Four.

EVENT DETAILS

Fee:
Free with admission
Location:
Theater
Stickers for ensured seating are distributed in the Main Entrance gallery starting at 3:00 p.m. Members enjoy early seating between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m.; general admission seating begins at 3:45 p.m.