Pierre Bonnard was in his 20s when turned his back on a conventional career and allowed himself to be seduced by a life of painting. Bring a little of that joie de vivre into your life (without sacrificing your steady paycheck) at a cocktail party that celebrates paintings full of light, color, and humor. This after-hours event features a special live performance by Trainees from the San Francisco Ballet School, guided tours of Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, hosted cocktails, and light bites.
To celebrate the opening of the special exhibition, Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, the Legion of Honor hosts an afternoon program featuring a scholarly lecture, live chamber music, art-making activities for all ages, and more.
Linda Wolk-Simon presents her proposed identification of the mysterious lady with the unicorn featured in Raphael's famous portrait.
Wolk-Simon is a leading Raphael specialist and Director and Chief Curator of the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University.
Claudio Santome completed training as music teacher in Buenos Aires with a masters from the Teatro Colón where he also sung Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. After emigrating to the US in 1997, he performed Ariel Ramirez's Misa Criolla in California, Michigan, Switzerland, Italy, and Argentina. He specializes in Belcanto repertoire singing from Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. In the symphonic repertoire, he sung Carmina Burana, as tenor and baritone, Gustav Mahler's Ruckert and Des Knaben Wunderhorn.
In celebration of the opening of the special exhibition, Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, Legion of Honor teaching artists offer exhibition-themed art-making activities.
Artists encourage everyone of all ages to participate and tap into their creativity.
To celebrate the opening of special exhibition Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, the Legion of Honor hosts an afternoon program featuring a scholarly lecture, Italian opera, art-making activities for all ages, and more.
Schedule of Events
12–1:30 pm, Gallery 10
Italian Opera by Claudio Santome
On Armistice Day in 1924, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor opened its doors to the public. Dedicated to the 3,600 California soldiers, sailors, and marines who gave their lives during World War I, the Legion of Honor pledged to “honor the dead while serving the living.”
Today, we celebrate the sacrifices of countless servicemen and women. To commemorate this meaningful day, the Book of Gold, listing those Californians who died in World War I, will be on display.