Book Launch + Curator Talk on the Osher Collection of American Art

Woman in a dress

Edmund C. Tarbell (1862–1938), Woman with a Corsage (detail), 1911. Oil on canvas, 30 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. Photograph by Randy Dodson

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Join us as we celebrate the launch of the new exhibition catalogue American Beauty: The Osher Collection of American Art. Including work by artists such as John Singer Sargent and Georgia O’Keeffe, the catalogue highlights the transformative promised gift of Bernard and Barbro Osher. Curator and catalogue author Lauren Palmor introduces featured works from the exhibition and shares captivating stories from her research.

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Woman in a dress

Curator talk on the Osher Collection of American Art

About the curator

Lauren Palmor, PhD, is associate curator of American art. She most recently served as coordinating curator of the San Francisco presentations of Ansel Adams in Our Time (2023) and Alice Neel: People Come First (2022). She is the author of American Beauty: The Osher Collection of American Art (2024) and Bouquets of Art: A Flower Dictionary from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (2022). She enjoys working collaboratively to design new ways of sharing and experiencing American art with museum audiences.

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Free program. Seating is limited and unassigned. Tickets are first come, first served, and distributed in front of Koret Auditorium an hour before the program starts. 

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