In Pursuit of Style: Shoes through History
Presentation: In Pursuit of Style: Shoes through History
Date: Saturday, March 3rd, 10:00 a.m. Come at 9:30 to socialize.
Business Meeting: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Cross and Crown Lutheran Church,
5475 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park
Shoes are a constant topic of conversation; we seem to feel guilty for owning so many pairs, for spending too much money on them, and for having to justify our fascination with them. This talk shows the important place shoes occupy throughout history, their function and
beauty—their power in all eras.
Julia Geist is a lecturer with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. This is the third visit by Julia. Past lectures (illustrated with slides) have been fascinating and present fashion, both historical and contemporary, in a whole new light.
About Julia Geist
Julia Geist has been with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the de Young and the Legion of Honor) since 1979. She has been quite active, not only as a docent, but also as a lecturer and training assistant for docent training classes. She has been a member of the boards of the Docent Council (recent chair), Textile Arts Council, Graphic Arts Council, and past president of the board of the Museum of Craft & Folk Art. She is on the AAUW Marin Art Tours and the San Rafael Public Library First Wednesday Arts Lectures committees.
When asked about her special interest in art, she usually replies: “I always want to know how and why a work of art was created.” Lately that has expanded to: “I am intrigued to learn that people throughout history—cultures and eras—have so much in common. The similarities are striking.”