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Docent Lecture: "Music as Muse: Compositions in Art Inspired by Music", by Virginia Ernster

Georges de La Tour (manner of), Theophile Bigot (attributed to), Young Boy Singing
February 28, 2016 - 2:15pm

Music has been a major source of inspiration to artists throughout history, from Vermeer’s depictions of women with musical instruments, to Whistler’s “nocturnes”, to Kandinsky’s abstract “compositions.” Take a virtual tour of music-related works in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and beyond.

February 28, 2016 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Color! Shades of Meaning in Art", by Victoria Kirby

Wayne Thiebaud, Paint Cans
February 2, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Throughout human history, colors have been seen and responded to as both demonic and divine. This lecture tells the story of changing societal attitudes and beliefs about colors and how artists reflected these perceptions to relay messages and meanings about class, political persuasion, cultural issues, and even a person’s character.

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Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Charlotte Read

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
February 7, 2016 -
2:15pm2:45pm

One of the most beguiling and enigmatic paintings ever made by the great Renaissance master Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, exemplifies ideal beauty in 16th century Florence. This talk examines the painting and explores the art world of the High Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and many others.

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Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Marsha Holm

Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
February 2, 2016 -
2:15pm2:45pm

One of the most beguiling and enigmatic paintings ever made by the great Renaissance master Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, exemplifies ideal beauty in 16th century Florence. This talk examines the painting and explores the art world of the High Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many others.

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Guest Lecture: "Who is that Lady with the Unicorn? The Sitter in Raphael's Portrait" by Linda Wolk-Simon

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, ca. 1505–1506
January 9, 2016 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Linda Wolk-Simon presents her proposed identification of the mysterious lady with the unicorn featured in Raphael's famous portrait.

Wolk-Simon is a leading Raphael specialist and Director and Chief Curator of the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University.

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Docent Lecture: 15-Minute Focus: "Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Marsha Holm

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
January 31, 2016 -
1:00pm1:30pm

Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn (ca. 1505–1506) features an unidentified blond-haired sitter and epitomizes the beauty of Raphael’s female portraits during his Florentine period. The presentation will explore the possible identity of the subject, as well as the painting’s distinct iconography, including the unicorn she holds in her lap.

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Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Charlotte Read

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
January 23, 2016 -
2:15pm2:45pm

Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn (ca. 1505–1506) features an unidentified blond-haired sitter and epitomizes the beauty of Raphael’s female portraits during his Florentine period. The presentation will explore the possible identity of the subject, as well as the painting’s distinct iconography, including the unicorn she holds in her lap.

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

Lawrence, Mary, Countess of Plymouth, ca. 1817
January 31, 2016 -
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.

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

van Cleve, Lucretia, 15th–16th century
January 23, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

At an art museum, we may look at a painting and wonder, "What is going on?" The tales told through art are sometimes esoteric and require 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.

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