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NoCal | Curator-Led Tour of ‘Alice Neel: People Come First’ with Lauren Palmor
March 24, 2022 | 4:00 pm
Join ArtTable member Lauren Palmor, assistant curator of American art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, for a tour of Alice Neel: People Come First at the de Young Museum. Alice Neel (1900–1984) was one of the century’s most radical painters, a champion of social justice whose longstanding commitment to humanist principles inspired her life as well as her art. This is the first comprehensive West Coast retrospective of Neel’s work. The award-winning exhibition includes paintings, drawings, and watercolors, along with additional artworks and media exclusive to the San Francisco presentation.
Neel spent most of her life in New York City, and her work testifies to the diversity, resilience, and passion of the people she encountered there. The exhibition includes depictions of Neel’s neighbors in Spanish Harlem, political leaders, queer cultural figures, activists, and mothers, along with a diverse representation of nude figures, including visibly pregnant women. Neel’s “pictures of people” embody a rare candor and irreverence. Together they emphasize her belief in the dignity and worth of all individuals, a view that remains critical to the social and cultural politics of our time.
Please note that this program is open to ArtTable members only. Admission to the museum is included in the below pricing. Registration is open until March 21, 2022.
- Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Member – $10
- Adult (Non-FAMSF Member) – $33
- Senior (Non-FAMSF Member) – $30
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The de Young Museum is located at Golden Gate Park | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118.
Please note that John F. Kennedy Drive is currently closed to vehicular traffic from Kezar Drive to Transverse Drive. There is no access to the de Young museum from the north side of the park. To cross Golden Gate Park, please use Park Presidio Boulevard or Stanyan Street. Read more about the de Young’s position on the closure here.
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About Lauren Palmor
Lauren Palmor is assistant curator of American art at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where she has helped realize such recent major exhibitions as Revelations: Art from the African American South and the San Francisco presentation of Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963–1983. She received a master of arts in the history of art from the Courtauld Institute of Art (2009) and a PhD in art history from the University of Washington (2016), and has held fellowships at Winterthur and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She is the author of the Bouquets of Art: A Floral Dictionary from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (2022), and has contributed to a number of exhibition catalogues and scholarly publications, including Revelations: Art from the African American South (2017) and Cult of the Machine: Precisionism and American Art (2018). She frequently supports institutional digital partnerships, working collaboratively to design new ways of sharing and experiencing American art with museum audiences.
Image: Alice Neel (United States, 1900 – 1984), Marxist Girl (Irene Peslikis), 1972; Oil on canvas, 59 3/4 x 42 inches (151.8 x 106.7 cm); Daryl & Steven Roth © The Estate of Alice Neel. Courtesy The Estate of Alice Neel and David Zwirner.
Thank you to ArtTable’s Northern California Chapter Leaders for organizing this program.
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