This exhibition honors the cultural legacy of James Simon, perhaps the most important patron Berlin has ever known. Over 100 works, borrowed from nine separate museums, spanning from the 3rd millennium BC to the 18th century AD, grace the special exhibition galleries at the Legion of Honor from October 18, 2008, to January 18, 2009.
Presented by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums
The exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in partnership with the National Museums of Berlin.
Ann and Tim Simon
Ray and Dagmar Dolby
Opening Night is sponsored by Northern Trust.
Additional support is provided by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, San Francisco, and Maurice W. Gregg, and through a bequest of Margrit Landesmann. Official Airline Lufthansa
This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
Andrea Mantegna, The Virgin with the Sleeping Child, 1465/70. Gemäldegalerie, Berlin