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Docent Lecture: "Matisse from SFMOMA", by Rita Dunlay

Paintings by Henri Matisse
March 4, 2014 -

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 (SFMOMA), joined by two paintings and two drawings from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s own important Matisse holdings.

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Symposium: "The Salon Doré: French 18th-Century Interiors and the American Museum"

conservation treatment of a large mirror
April 5, 2014 -

As the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor reopens after an extensive renovation project, join us for a daylong symposium dedicated to exploring the idea of the Salon Doré and the Parisian hôtel.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the symposium are sold out. Tune in online here on April 5 at 9:45 am for a live stream of the event, viewable in the player below.

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Family Day: Matisse and the Artist Book

Matisse Book
February 8, 2014 -

Matisse Family Day celebration in conjunction with Matisse from SFMOMA and Matisse and the Artist Book

11 am–1 pm
Art making activities for all: Make your own artist book
Artist demonstration with paper artist Sara Burgess

noon–3 pm
Live chamber music featuring Friction Quartet in partnership with the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music 

4–4:45 pm
Organ concert featuring music of the Matisse era

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Docent Lecture: "Rembrandt's Century", by Jim Kohn

Lambert Doomer, Salt Flats at Le Croisic, and Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait Drawing at a Window
February 4, 2014 -

Drawing largely from the Fine Arts Museums' collection of works on paper, this lecture examines a wide range of artworks from the 17th century, focusing on a generous selection of etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn. The lecture also explores Rembrandt's predecessors and his followers, who produced virtuosic engravings, etchings, ink drawings, watercolors, and more.

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

Madonna Enthroned with Saints and Angels
January 26, 2014 -

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."

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Docent Lecture: "Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter", by Maureen O'Brien

Anders Zorn, Self-Portrait in Red
January 26, 2014 -
Featuring 100 works drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States, this major retrospective promises to be a revelation for those yet to discover the vibrant artistic personality of Sweden’s master painter. In Paris Zorn matched the Impressionists as a chronicler of modern life. In America he rivaled John Singer Sargent as a sought-after portraitist of glittering high society. In Sweden Zorn captured his native folk culture and the Nordic landscape.

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Docent Lecture: "Nature Perfected: The Landscapes of Claude Lorrain", by Rita Dunlay

Claude Lorrain, "View of Tivoli at Sunset", 1644
January 11, 2014 -

Claude Lorrain's beautiful paintings and drawings responded to the topography and atmospheric effects of the Roman countryside. One of the most inventive artists of the 17th century, he established a new landscape style that remained influential well into the 19th century.

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