Holiday Hoopla! At the end of the year, depending upon our beliefs and culture, we celebrate holidays, including Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Pancha Ganapati and/or the Winter Solstice. There are traditions, rituals, celebrations and sometimes a whole lot of hoopla associated with them. Join docent Marsha Holm for a light-hearted look at the festivities surrounding these holidays. You can expect to virtually travel to the American SW to look at the Hopi Soyal Festival, Europe for the Advent Fairs, and Scandinavia for Saint Lucia Day as we explore the origins and traditions of both the secular and religious holidays that are celebrated during the month of December.
Marsha Holm has been a docent with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since 1979. In addition to giving tours and lectures in all areas of the museums’ collections, from Africa to the Pacific Islands, from the Americas to Europe, she has served in several administrative capacities, including new and continuing education for FAMSF docents. She has also assisted in training docents at the Blackhawk Museum, the Oakland Museum and the San Jose Museum of Art in addition to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.