Interest Group Focus: Art & Architecture

Sacramento AAUW Art and Architecture Interest Group By Deborah Dunn

Do you have an appreciation of and fascination with a variety of visual arts?  Would you like to learn more about architectural styles and treasures around Sacramento?  If so, you will find like-minded AAUW members in the branch Art and Architecture Interest Group.

Sandi Schoenman(AAUW), David Sobon(WOW founder) and Anne Just(AAUW)

Since the interest group was created about 10 years ago, members have had the opportunity to gather together once a month and experience a museum art exhibit, tour a building or series of buildings or a garden, meet an artist in their studio, or wander through small local art galleries.  Typically, the group meets on the first Friday of the month, shares the scheduled visual arts experience and enjoys lunch together afterward.

Of course, during the COVID-related restrictions on in-person meetings, the group could not operate in the usual manner but was able to enjoy a variety of intriguing online art experiences and presentations.  For example, using Zoom, the interest group members were enlightened by a SMUD lighting expert about innovations in lighting home and work areas.  Also, an art deco enthusiast took our group members on a virtual tour of art deco treasures in Sacramento.

In September, the Art and Architecture Interest Group began meeting in-person again, but with an outdoor activity:  a walking tour of murals in Wide Open Walls.  The next gathering will be for a docent-led tour of the “Monet to Matisse” special exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Art and Architecture group, contact the group leader, Deborah Dunn. Deborah’s contact information can be found in the branch Membership Directory.