Special Events

The Book of Gold on View for Veterans' Day

Cover of the Book of Gold
November 11, 2015 -

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.

November 11, 2015 - 9:30am

Grandparents' Day Celebration

Grandparents' Day Celebration
September 13, 2015 -

Come celebrate National Grandparents' Day at the Legion of Honor. Explore the sculptures of Auguste Rodin and take turns posing for family members and creating gesture drawings of each other. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Bank of America "Museums on Us"

Installation view of David Hockney exhibition
July 4, 2015 -

Bank of America is a proud a supporter of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. During Museums on Us weekends, the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders receive complimentary general admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor. Tickets are available on site on the day of visit only and are subject to availability. It is recommended that visitors arrive early for best assurance of entry. Learn more at museums.bankofamerica.com

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"High Style" Cocktail Party

Elsa Schiaparelli, evening dress, summer 1937
June 5, 2015 -

Celebrate fashion through the ages! Explore the glamour and style of one of the world’s preeminent costume collections--including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and more. High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection includes gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last century. Trace the evolution of fashion, and see the only West Coast presentation of this distinguished costume collection.

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Slow Art Day

slow art day
April 11, 2015 -

One day each Spring people all over the world visit museums and galleries to look at art slowly.

The structure of Slow Art Day is simple: visit a museum, choose a work of art, and spend five to ten minutes engaging with it. Discuss your experience with friends or join the online conversation using #SlowArtDay. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the practice of seeing.

Looking with a Soft Gaze with Stephen Holtzman
2–3 pm | de Young

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