Special Events

Slow Art Day Discussion

Legion of Honor
April 12, 2014 - 11:00am12:00pm

One day each year—April 12 in 2014—people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

Please join us in the museum café for an unguided group discussion of your Slow Art Day observations.

Slow Art Day Discussion

Legion of Honor
April 12, 2014 - 3:00pm4:00pm

One day each year—April 12 in 2014—people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

Please join us in the museum café for an unguided group discussion of your Slow Art Day observations.

Lucia Day

Midsummer
December 14, 2013 - 1:00pm5:00pm

Celebrate Lucia Day at the Legion, a holiday that is typically celebrated on December 13 and is one of Sweden’s foremost cultural traditions.

Free Museum Day at the Legion of Honor for District 4 Residents

Legion of Honor
November 16, 2013 - 9:30am5:15pm

Supervisor Katy Tang and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco would like to invite all District 4 residents to enjoy free general admission at the Legion of Honor on Saturday, November 16, 2013.

Please bring your photo ID and proof of residence (zip codes 94122 and 94116) to enjoy free general admission.  Proof of residence can include a piece of mail, utility bill, or current government issued photo ID.

District 4 Day at the Legion of Honor

November 16, 2013 - 9:30am5:15pm

Supervisor Tang and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco invite all San Francisco District 4 residents to enjoy free general admission at the beautiful Legion of Honor on Saturday, November 16, 2013. The museum showcases sculptures by Auguste Rodin, including his iconic work, The Thinker, as well as great paintings, sculptures, and antiquities from all over the world.

See the America's Cup at the Legion of Honor

The America's Cup Trophy
June 2, 2013 - 9:30am5:15pm

On Sunday, June 2, the America's Cup will be on display for one day only, from 9:30 am to 5:15 pm, in the Legion of Honor's Gallery 12! Come see and have your photo taken with this renowned icon of the sailing world before or after visiting Impressionists on the Water.

The America's Cup was first contested in 1851—when it was known as the One Hundred Pound Cup—when the yacht America, from the New York Yacht Club, beat 15 British yachts in a race around the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England.

Riviera Regatta: ArtPoint's Bastille Day Gala

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, The Passenger from Cabin 54—On a Cruise, 1896
July 13, 2013 - 8:00pm

Join us for ArtPoint’s 4th Annual Bastille Day Gala, a nautical-themed party reminiscent of a summer night on the French Riviera. This seaworthy celebration coincides with the America’s Cup races on San Francisco Bay and the exhibition Impressionists on the Water, a survey of the French Impressionists' fascination with the sport of competitive and recreational sailing. Seafaring cocktail attire encouraged.

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