California Artists from Figure to Funk

Courtesy San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Richard Diebenkorn’s “Ocean Park #54” from 1972 will be part of a community conversation on June 18 at the Main Library.

An upcoming presentation with docent Avril Angevine will explore San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s longstanding history of showcasing and nurturing California artists. Angevine will focus on the Northern California scene from the 1950s through the 1980s, when local artists, nurtured by the area’s educational institutions, developed a rich visual culture. Highlights include works from celebrated artists such as Richard Diebenkorn, Wayne Thiebaud, David Park, Joan Brown, Robert Arneson and Jay Defeo.
The presentation will be held Wednesday, June 18, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Regina K. Stafford Meeting Room on the first floor of the Alameda Main Library, 1550 Oak St.