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Docent Lecture: "Thirty Minute Spotlight: Mummies! The Medicine, Myths, and Marvels of Ancient Egyptian Mummification", by Charlotte Read

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC
July 10, 2016 -
2:30pm3:00pm

Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and conservators has learned more about how these embalmed individuals lived, died, and were prepared for the afterlife.

Docent Lecture: "Thirty Minute Spotlight: Mummies! The Medicine, Myths, and Marvels of Ancient Egyptian Mummification", by Charlotte Read

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC
July 2, 2016 -
2:30pm3:00pm

Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and conservators has learned more about how these embalmed individuals lived, died, and were prepared for the afterlife.

Docent Lecture: "Wild West: Plains to the Pacific", by Victoria Kirby

Eadweard Muybridge, Wm. H Seward, 85 Feet in Circumference. Mariposa Grove of Mammoth Trees, No. 51, 1872
July 23, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Mined from the wide-ranging collections of the Fine Arts Museums, Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, historical artifacts, and ephemera in a thematic presentation that celebrates the abundance and diversity within the region’s physical environment.

Docent Lecture: "Wild West: Plains to the Pacific", by Victoria Kirby

July 16, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Mined from the wide-ranging collections of the Fine Arts Museums, Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, historical artifacts, and ephemera in a thematic presentation that celebrates the abundance and diversity within the region’s physical environment.

Docent Lecture: "Wild West: Plains to the Pacific", by Jim Kohn

William Hahn, Sacramento Railroad Station, 1874
July 10, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Mined from the wide-ranging collections of the Fine Arts Museums, Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, historical artifacts, and ephemera in a thematic presentation that celebrates the abundance and diversity within the region’s physical environment.

Docent Lecture: "Wild West: Plains to the Pacific", by Clara Morrissey

Michael Schwab, Muir Woods, from a series of posters for the Golden Gate National Parks, 1995
July 2, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Mined from the wide-ranging collections of the Fine Arts Museums, Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, historical artifacts, and ephemera in a thematic presentation that celebrates the abundance and diversity within the region’s physical environment.

Docent Lecture: "Thirty Minute Spotlight: French Artists Look at Women", by Rita Dunlay

Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, Hyacinthe Gabrielle Roland, Marchioness Wellesley, (formerly Countess of Mornington), 1791
June 7, 2016 -
11:30am12:00pm

This lecture offers a chronological look at images of women by French artists in the Legion of Honor’s collection. These works span nearly 400 years and reflect not just the individual artist, but also the concerns and interests of the period in which they were completed.

Docent Lecture: "The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine", by Charlotte Read

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC
June 25, 2016 -
2:30pm3:30pm

Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and conservators has learned more about how these embalmed individuals lived, died, and were prepared for the afterlife.

Docent Lecture: "Wild West: Plains to the Pacific", by Jim Kohn

Eadweard Muybridge, Wm. H Seward, "85 Feet in Circumference. Mariposa Grove of Mammoth Trees, No. 51", 1872
June 25, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Mined from the wide-ranging collections of the Fine Arts Museums, Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, historical artifacts, and ephemera in a thematic presentation that celebrates the abundance and diversity within the region’s physical environment.

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