Special Events

See the America's Cup at the Legion of Honor

The America's Cup Trophy
June 2, 2013 -

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.

Textile Arts Council Textile Bazaar: Treasures from Around the World

Textile Bazaar
October 21, 2012 -

More than 30 vendors offer an extensive selection of extraordinary textiles and jewelry from across the globe: handcrafted fabrics, ethnic clothing and accessories, jewelry, home decor, textile books, and much more---from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, Africa, and South and Central America. This is our fourth annual bazaar; each year it gets bigger and better.

Add to your collection, find something unique to wear, and start your holiday shopping while benefiting the Textile Arts Council of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Achenbach Graphic Arts Council’s Young Collectors Launch Party at Ferrous Studios

Working Proof for Keith by Chuck Close
September 22, 2012 -

Please join us at the launch dinner of our Young Collectors group. We do not have an age limit for this new group but hope that anyone who is interested in art and learning about collecting will join us!

Cocktails and Dinner at Ferrous Studios

Celebrating 50 years of Crown Point Press with guest speaker Valerie Wade, director of Crown Point Press.

Young Collectors membership supports the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Prints and Drawings department of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Veterans Day at the Legion of Honor

November 11, 2011 -

In honor of Veterans Day and the 87th anniversary of the Legion of Honor, general admission to the museum is free for all veterans and active duty military personnel (with valid ID) on Friday, November 11, 2011. The $5 special exhibition surcharge for Pissarro's People still applies.

Special Veterans Day programming, including a screening of the film Art in the Face of War and a concert on the Legion's Skinner organ, begins at 2 pm.

Fair-Trade Bazaar

August 27, 2011 -

A world of art awaits you at the inaugural Fair-Trade Bazaar showcasing fair-trade products from around the globe. Shop for unique items including jewelry, textiles, native handcrafts, and decorative accessories reflecting the many cultures represented in the museum's collection. Members receive a 10% discount on all purchases. Free event admission.


Subscribe to Special Events