The Beat and the Hip: San Francisco Art from the 50s to the 70s
San Francisco was a happening place at midcentury: big new ideas about music, poetry, life and love were all developing in what was then a small city. Art, of course, was also in flux, and some uniquely Bay Area artists and styles challenged New York’s dominance of the American art scene. Discover the work of David Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Brown, Jay DeFeo, Bruce Conner, and more as we explore the art world of San Francisco’s Beatniks and Hippie
Avril Angevine is an independent art lecturer who has spoken at the Alameda Library many times. She is a Humanities and English instructor at local colleges, and a museum guide at both SFMOMA and the Oakland Museum.