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Docent Tour: "Revelations: Art from the African American South"

August 17, 2017, 12:30 pm1:30 pm
Thornton Dial, "Lost Cows", 2000-2001

Thornton Dial, "Lost Cows", 2000-2001. Cow skeletons, steel, golf bag, golf ball, mirrors, enamel, and Splash Zone compound. 76.5 x 91 x 52 in. Stephen Pitkin/Pitkin Studio, Rockford, IL / Art Resource, NY © Estate of Thornton Dial / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

Revelations: Art from the African American South celebrates the debut of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco major acquisition from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta of 62 works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern United States.

Included in the current acquisition are paintings, sculptures, drawings, and quilts by 22 acclaimed artists, including Thornton Dial, Ralph Griffin, Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Holley, Joe Light, Ronald Lockett, Joe Minter, Jessie T. Pettway, Mary T. Smith, Mose Tolliver, Annie Mae Young, and Purvis Young. The history of the partnership between the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Souls Grown Deep Foundation dates back to 2006, when the Museums hosted the loan exhibition The Quilts of Gee’s Bend.

This tour is offered Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Ticket Information

Tours are free after museum admission and meet at the exhibition entrance, Gallery 11. No reservations. To arrange a private docent tour please contact the Group Sales Office at groupsales@famsf.org or 415.750.3620.


Contact Information

Docent Council
docent@famsf.org
(415) 750-3638