Free Saturdays with Jewelle Gomez
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Jewelle Gomez, Photo courtesy of Irene Young
Starting April 6, we’re offering free general admission every Saturday for all San Francisco residents.
Free Saturdays are about celebrating art and this city that we love. Explore the permanent collections, take a guided tour, or get inspired to create art of your own at our art making station.
The day will include engaging art experiences for the entire family. Enjoy access to the de Youngsters studio, family art making, gallery guides, enhanced gallery tours with discussion groups, sketching in the permanent collection galleries, and more.
Free general admission applies to both the de Young and Legion of Honor.
Playwright, novelist, poet, and cultural worker Jewelle Gomez presents a poetry reading series in our permanent collections.
Poetry Reading in the Galleries with Jewelle Gomez (all ages)
1–1:30 pm and 2–2:30 pm
Jewelle Gomez, (Cape Verdean/Wampanoag/Ioway), playwright, novelist, poet, and cultural worker is the author of eight books including the first Black Lesbian vampyre novel, THE GILDA STORIES, which has been in print more than 25 years and will be featured as a television mini-series. Her work has appeared in over 100 anthologies including. Her trilogy of plays about African American artists in the first half of the 20th century was commissioned by New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco where she is playwright-in-residence. The first in the series, WAITING FOR GIOVANNI, about writer/activist James Baldwin, premiered at NCTC and had its New York City premiere in 2018. She was on the founding boards of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice.
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