Florence Gould Theater

Docent Lecture: "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art", by Rita Dunlay

Impressionist paintings
July 27, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

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.

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Docent Lecture: "Matisse from SFMOMA", by Jim Kohn

Matisse paintings
July 27, 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 Arts Museums' own important Matisse holdings.

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Docent Lecture: "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art", by Jim Kohn

July 19, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

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.

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Docent Lecture: "Degas, the Reluctant Impressionist", by Rita Dunlay

Painting of musicians
July 12, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Edgar Degas, although an active participant in seven of the eight Impressionist group exhibitions, didn't consider himself an Impressionist. His lifelong interest in line and the figure set him on a fundamentally different path. This talk looks at his innovative use of both elements throughout his career.

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

July 12, 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.

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Docent Lecture: "Impressionist Paris: City of Light", by Jim Kohn

Street in Paris, ca. 1965
July 5, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

From the dark alleys at the dawn of the Impressionist era to the world of color and light of the early 20th century, the city of Paris was a continual source of inspiration for the artists and photographers who adopted it as a subject. This presentation features prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrated books from the permanent collection and several distinguished private collections.

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