Member Opening Night: "Casanova: The Seduction of Europe"
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Jean-Marc Nattier (French, 1685–1766), "Thalia, Muse of Comedy", 1739. Oil on canvas, 53 1⁄2 × 49 in. (135.9 × 124.5 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1954.59
Members at the Contributor, Enthusiast, and Partner levels are invited to an Opening Night celebrating Casanova: The Seduction of Europe. Don your fanciful frocks and favorite frippery for a stately sojourn to 18th-century Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (Italian, 1725-1798). Known today as a seducer and an adventurer, Casanova was familiar to his contemporaries as a charming and witty conversationalist, an expert on many topics, and an international man of letters. He was also a gambler, a spy, and one of history’s greatest travelers. Featuring approximately 90 works—including paintings, sculptures, works on paper, period furnishings, delicate porcelains, silver, and period costumes in tableau—Casanova wiill set the scene and bring the famed author’s world to life.
Enjoy light refreshments, cash bar, and special programming.
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Invitations will be sent in early January. RSVP available online or by phone at 415-750-3636.
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