The Chalcolithic period (Copper-Stone Age, ca.
Florence Gould Theater
Gold objects have fascinated all cultures from almost the beginning of time. Gold has been important both for its secular and its religious use. Using representations in the Fine Arts Museums' collection, we view examples of gold jewelry and other objects from around the world.
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.
Take a visual journey to Paris as it was seen from 1870 to 1900 through the eyes of Impressionist and Academy painters and photographers such as Eugène Atget and Emile Zola.
A fascinating guide to the iconography—symbols, attributes, and allegories—that artists have used to identify their subjects, illustrate stories, and communicate deeper meanings.
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.
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.
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
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