Lecture: Jean-Honore Fragonard at the Legion and the Frick, by Colin B. Bailey, Director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French, 1732–1806, "The Useless Resistance (La Resistance Inutile)", ca. 1770
Jean-Honoré Fragonard, The Useless Resistance (La Resistance Inutile), ca. 1770. Oil on panel. Mr. and Mrs. E. John Magnin Gift. 63.33 
Florence Gould Theater

Colin B. Bailey is the Director for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and an internationally-respected art historian and curator. He most recently served as Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection in New York, and he held a similar position at the National Gallery of Canada. He has also held curatorial positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in London, Bailey earned his doctorate in art history at Oxford University. Bailey has organized more than two dozen exhibitions during his career and he was named one of the first fellows by the Center for Curatorial Leadership. A prolific author, Bailey won a prestigious Mitchell Prize for best art history book and has been a regular contributor to radio art shows in New York and a number of nationally-syndicated PBS broadcasts.

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