Florence Gould Theater

Docent Lecture: "European Paintings: A Dime-Store Legacy from the Kress Collection", by Gretchen Turner

Raffaellino del Garbo (Italian, 1466–1524). Madonna Enthroned with Saints and Angels, 1502. Oil on wood panel. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
February 15, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

The single most important gift of art in our nation's history came from the Kress Collection. From this gift, the Fine Arts Museums received a superb selection of old master paintings, making its holdings a "mini–National Gallery."

February 15, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "From Paper to Canvas: Connections between Achenbach Masterpieces and Fine Arts Museums Paintings", by Jim Kohn

The Tribute Money, ca. 1612
February 15, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Many surprises are revealed in comparing works on paper with those on canvas. The diverse media and techniques used to make drawings, etchings, woodcuts, prints, and paintings result in fascinating differences in artistic expression.

February 15, 2015 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Power, Passion, Love, Lust: Drama Unfolds at the Legion of Honor", by Mina Shea

Lucretia, 15th–16th century
February 3, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Some of the most dramatic pieces of European art were created from the inspiration of literature, in particular the Bible and ancient Greek mythology. From works in the Legion of Honor, we will explore the great skill of European artists to render the drama of literature and life.

February 3, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "What's the Story? Secular and Religious Narratives from the FAMSF Collection", by Jim Kohn

Lucretia painting by Joos van Cleve
January 6, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

At an art museum, we may look at a painting and sometimes wonder, "what is going on?" The tales told through art are sometimes esoteric in nature and require some decoding. This lecture gives fascinating insights into the stories told in art from the classical period, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and into the 19th and 20th centuries. Come hear the stories behind the pictures.

January 6, 2015 - 2:15pm

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

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