Florence Gould Theater

Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Jim Kohn

Houghton Hall
January 11, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

January 11, 2015 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Ellen Harden

Houghton Hall exterior view
January 6, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

January 6, 2015 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Gustave Courbet: A Rebel on the Road to Impressionism", by Rita Dunlay

Courbet painting of the ocean
December 2, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Courbet, who called himself "the most arrogant man in France," forged his career in mid-19th-century Paris by rebelling against the artistic traditions of the French Academy and its annual Salon. His dedication to painting everyday life and his innovations in style and technique led to one of the great revolutions in European art—the new painting style of the Impressionists.

December 2, 2014 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Elegant Excess: A Diary of 18th-Century Paris", by Marsha Holm

Salon Dore interior
December 13, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

From the salon to the shops, the couturier's to the courtiers, 18th-century Paris was all about high fashion and high living. Using paintings, furniture, porcelain, and silver from the collection of the Legion of Honor, this lecture will examine the food, fashion, and frivolities that made life in Paris so remarkable.

December 13, 2014 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Jim Kohn

Exterior view of Houghton Hall
December 20, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

December 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Alfred Escoffier

Exterior view of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England
December 13, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

December 13, 2014 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Ellen Harden

Exterior view of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England
December 2, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

December 2, 2014 - 1:00pm

Veterans Day Celebration and "Downton Abbey" Screening

The Cast of Downtown Abbey
November 11, 2014 - 2:00pm4:00pm

In honor of all of those who have served the country, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission on Veterans Day to all veterans and active military personnel with military ID.

Book of Gold

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.”

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