From the holdings of Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, 1937
75 Years Old! The Golden Gate Bridge and the Extraordinary City it Enhances
Lecturer: Kay Payne, FAMSF docent
San Francisco and its Golden Gate Bridge are enchanting, exciting and enduring. The bridge is an iconic landmark known throughout the world, a major tourist attraction, and the first thing on every visitor’s to-do list. Although the Golden Gate Bridge is constructed of steel, concrete, wire, and rivets and weighs 800,000 tons, it is nevertheless graceful, elegant, and sleek, a beauty to behold and to cherish.
About the lecturer: Kay Payne has been with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since 1981 and is active as a docent and lecturer. She is in charge of the Docent Community Speakers Program and schedules all docent community lectures in the Bay Area. She enjoys doing research and writing about art in relation to contemporary social history of the time, and she often includes vintage photographs in her lectures.
Kay graduated from UC Berkeley in Education with a special interest in art history. She has taught elementary school and for twelve years was an art docent in the schools of Los Altos.