Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Beat and the Hip: The 1950s & 1960s Art Scene of San Francisco


Price for Members: Free
Price for Non-Members: $5
Date/Time: Wednesday, November 4th, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
(Note: date change to the 1st Wednesday of the month due to the observance of Veterans Day on November 11th.)
Instructor:Avril Angevine, M.A. Comparative. Lit., UCB
Location: ONLINE

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Course Description

San Francisco’s Bohemian spirit and culture of radical acceptance made it a magnet for creativity.  And that was certainly true for the Bay Area art scene in the 1950s and 60s.  San Francisco was a hip and swinging place in mid-century, awash with new ideas about music, poetry, life, and love.  It all spilled into an art scene in flux and produced artists and art styles that challenged New York’s dominance of the nation’s art scene.  Join Ms. Angevine and OLLI for a close look at the work of David Park, Richard Diebenkorn, Joan Brown, Jay DeFeo, and others of the remarkable cadre of artists whose vibrant and original creations graced the period and the region.  Beats and Hippies?  Of course, but check out the art legacy, too



Event Details

Date: 2020-11-04

Start time: 02:00 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.



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