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Docent Talk

Cult of the Machine

  • Date: 04/12/2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Location: City Hall Council Chambers
    420 Litho Street
    Sausalito, California 94965
  • Introduction: Please join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Julia Geist as she explores the connections between the past and the present of this de Young exhibit.

Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism—a style that emerged in America in the teens and flourished during the 1920s and 1930s—reconciled realism with abstraction, and wed European art movements, such as Purism, Cubism, and Futurism, to American subject matter to create a streamlined, “machined” aesthetic with themes ranging from the urban and industrial to the pastoral.

Please join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco docent Julia Geist as she explores the connections between the past and the present of this de Young exhibit (running March 24, 2018 – August 12, 2018), that will feature more than 100 masterworks of American Precisionism by such modernists as Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Charles Demuth.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Sausalito Library

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