Jim Van Buskirk currently works as a book group facilitator, writer, editor, public speaker, exhibit curator, and collections manager. He frequently presents at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, the San Francisco Public Library, and other locations on topics related to Jewish, film and/or queer history.
Cost: $10 Member | $15 Non-member
A Virtual Talk On Zoom
From interior decorator Edward Searles, who donated the Mark Hopkins mansion at the top of Nob Hill to be used as an art school and gallery, to photography department founder Minor White, San Francisco Art Institute librarian & archivist Jeff Gunderson and former SFAI and SFPL Jim Van Buskirk examine the role LGBTQ2+ artists, teachers, and students have played throughout the school’s history, exploring the lives and work of faculty such as Jerry Burchard and James Broughton, alumni like Bernice Bing, Catherine Opie, Win Ng, Annie Leibovitz, and Jess, and cultural fellow travelers including the Cockettes, David Dashielle, and Martin Wong.