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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.

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.

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

July 5, 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.

San Francisco Ceramic Circle Lecture: <em>The Hoym-Lemaire Affair: Meissen, Fakes, and Scandal in Paris around 1730</em>, by Dr. Julia Weber

lion plate
May 4, 2014 - 9:30am

Irregular management was endemic at Meissen in the 18th century. In the early 1710s, the founding director and bookkeeper both made off with porcelain to sell for themselves more than two-thirds of the royal start-up funding may have been embezzled. In 1730, however, Count Carl Heinrich von Hoym set a new standard for underhanded dealing. Appointed director of the factory, he conspired with a French dealer, Rodolphe Lemaire, to steal thousands of pieces of Meissen and sell them as Chinese.

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

Paintings by Renoir and Cezanne
June 15, 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. Mabny of the intimately scaled paintings in the exhibition were displayed in domestic interiors, and they often became gifts shared among friends.

Docent Lecture: "The Garden: An Alfresco Studio for Impressionist Painters", Carol Nelson

Painting of sunflowers
June 15, 2014 -
2:15pm3:15pm

The garden served as inspiration for many Impressionist painters. Among the most enthusiastic gardeners were Gustave Caillebotte, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Paul Cézanne. Which came first—an interest in the garden or in painting—is not always easy to determine.

Docent Lecture: "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art", by Maureen O'Brien

June 3, 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. Mabny of the intimately scaled paintings in the exhibition were displayed in domestic interiors, and they often became gifts shared among friends.

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

Photograph of 19th-century Paris
June 3, 2014 -
1:00pm2:00pm

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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