Florence Gould Theater

Docent Lecture: "What's the Story? Narratives in Works from the Permanent Collection", by Jim Kohn

Thomas Hart Benton oil painting of Susanna and the Elders
September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Discover lively stories from the Old and New Testaments, classical legends, the poetry of Italy and France, and American history. Who inspired The Thinker? Where is "Carlotta Valdes" from the movie Vertigo?  It's all in this illuminating presentation of narratives seen in artworks at the Fine Arts Museums.

September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "The World of Jane Austen: Art and Culture in 18th- and 19th-Century Britain", by Kathryn Zupsic

Thomas Lawrence painting of the Countess of Plymouth
September 14, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Explore the era of beloved English novelist Jane Austen through the arts, from the paintings of Gainsborough and Reynolds to the elegant Georgian townhouses of Bath and the fashions of the day.

September 14, 2014 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Women Sculpted, Women Sculptors—From Object to Artist", by Mina Shea

cast glass sculpture
August 31, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Since the mid-19th century, American women have pursued careeers in sculpture that often looked to the past, but also brought powerful, new, and important voices to the medium. We will look at both sculptures of the female form and sculptures by women artists from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums.

August 31, 2014 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Matisse from SFMOMA", by Rita Dunlay

August 31, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Celebrating the Bay Area’s longstanding enthusiasm for Henri Matisse, Matisse from SFMOMA traces four decades of the artist’s career—from his early, Cézanne-inspired still lifes to his richly patterned and brightly colored figural paintings made in the 1920s and 1930s. This intimate exhibition features 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes from the internationally acclaimed collection of works by Matisse at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, joined by two paintings and two drawings from the Fine Art

August 31, 2014 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Matisse from SFMOMA", by Ellen Harden

August 16, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Celebrating the Bay Area’s longstanding enthusiasm for Henri Matisse, Matisse from SFMOMA traces four decades of the artist’s career—from his early, Cézanne-inspired still lifes to his richly patterned and brightly colored figural paintings made in the 1920s and 1930s. This intimate exhibition features 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes from the internationally acclaimed collection of works by Matisse at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, joined by two paintings and two drawings from the Fine Art

August 16, 2014 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art", by Kay Payne

Impressionist paintings
August 3, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Intimate Impressionism includes nearly 70 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist still lifes, portraits, and landscapes whose charm and fluency invite close scrutiny. Included are significant works by Édouard Manet, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat, and Vincent van Gogh. Many of the intimately scaled paintings in the exhibition were displayed in domestic interiors, and they often became gifts shared among friends.

August 3, 2014 - 1:00pm

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