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Episode 6: The Stories We Tell

Artworks tell multiple stories. Join our museum ambassadors Noelle, Raquel, and Zune as they explore the narratives behind The Crowning of Mirtillo, Birmingham ’63, and the black-figure amphora with lid, from the perspectives of the artists and viewers. 

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Ferdinand Bol, The Crowning of Mirtillo, 1650. Oil on canvas, 55 1/2 x 76 3/4 in. (141 x 194.9 cm). Museum purchase by exchange, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, 1937.5

Jack Levine, Birmingham ’63, 1963. Oil on canvas, 71 x 75 in. (180.3 x 190.5 cm). Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. Barber and Gladys K. Barber Fund, American Art Trust Fund and Mildred Anna Williams Collection, by exchange, 1999.69

Black figure amphora with lid, late 6th century BC. Terracotta, 3 1/16 x 10 3/8 in. (7.7 x 26.3 cm). Gift of M.H. de Young, 24874.2

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About Local Voices

Local Voices is a new podcast series from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco designed to celebrate art and Bay Area creativity. Local Voices highlights unique perspectives from Bay Area visual artists, musicians, scholars, community leaders, and thinkers aimed to reframe exhibitions and collections through relevant and local narratives. Through these diverse access points, we welcome the Bay Area community and beyond to engage in meaningful and inspiring narratives.