Interest Group – Art and Garden

Group Leaders:  Jacque Schubert

To join this group, please contact group leader.

Art and Garden is an eclectic group with varied interests. Past activities have included trips to art museums, walking tours of S.F., trips to Filoli Garden and the Berkeley Botanical Garden. We have fun, always learn something new, and always have lunch during our outings! We meet 6-8 times per year, September through June, usually on a Wednesday or Friday.

We use a very a broad definition of ‘art and garden’. Every year we try and take advantage of what is going on in the Bay Area that is accessible and we might enjoy.    We go to San Francisco, Oakland, Pleasanton, Livermore, Walnut Creek, Benicia, or wherever something of interest is happening. We take BART when we can or else we carpool. 

Example of a recent event: On Friday, January 19,  2018, we took BART to the Asian Art Museum to see “Couture Korea”.    We lunched at the museum café after our free noon docent tour.  This exhibition, with over 120 works, links artifacts to today’s fashions.   Couture Korea opens with an introduction to the exquisite craftsmanship, signature silhouettes and bold aesthetics of clothing from the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910), presented in precise reconstructions based on archival records.   

In the second floor Korean art galleries, a satellite exhibit brings cultural context.   Drawn from the museum’s own collection, it includes hair ornaments, tasseled fasteners for robes, pillows, a lacquered chest, and calligraphy scrolls.  A must-see Confucian scholar’s room is also on display, consisting of an eight-panel screen from the 19th century.  Painted by Yi Eungrok, it is considered one of the museum’s masterpieces and is rarely on view.

Please contact the group leader if you have questions or to sign up. 

Page updated 4/9/2018