Florence Gould Theater

Docent Lecture: "Matisse from SFMOMA", by Ellen Harden

Matisse the Conversation
January 7, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

This single-gallery installation features 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes by Henri Matisse from the internationally acclaimed collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, joined by four important paintings and drawings from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums. The exhibition traces four decades of Matisse's career, from a still life inspired by Paul Cézanne to his richly patterned depictions of interiors.

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Docent Lecture: "Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter", by Marsha Holm

Anders Zorn
January 7, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm
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. And in Sweden, Zorn captured his native folk culture and the Nordic landscape.

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

Anders Zorn, Self-Portrait in Red, 1915
December 21, 2013 - 1:00pm2:00pm

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. The peripatetic Zorn matched the Impressionists in Paris as a chronicler of modern life, while in America he rivaled John Singer Sargent as a sought-after portraitist of glittering high society and in his homeland of Sweden he captured his native folk culture and the Nordic landscape.

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Symposium: "Anders Zorn: Sweden's Master Painter"

January 25, 2014 - 10:00am4:30pm

Moderated by James A. Ganz, Curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this daylong series of discussions and lectures will bring experts together to talk about the work and life of Anders Zorn. Topics to be explored include Zorn's house and family, his watercolors, how his work relates to John Singer Sargent's, and more.

The afternoon lectures will begin with a choral performance led by Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.

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Docent Lecture: "California Palace of the Legion of Honor: The Rest of the Story," by Rita Dunlay

November 5, 2013 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Learn what makes our very own Legion of Honor the most beautifully situated museum in the country; the story behind the museums' benefactress Alma de Bretteville Spreckels; and how this building and its collections reflect Spreckels's love of France.

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Docent Lecture: "Action and Reaction: The Avant-Garde at the Turn of the Century," by Marsha Holm

November 30, 2013 - 2:15pm3:15pm

What makes progressive art not just new and different, but something that will have a long-term impact? Something that will make future artists act and react? This lecture puts works by Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, and others from their era in the context of their times.

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

 Anders Zorn, "Reveil,bBoulevard Clichy",1892.
November 30, 2013 - 1:00pm2:00pm
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. And in Sweden Zorn captured his native folk culture and the Nordic landscape.

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Docent Lecture: "Artful Animals," Julia Geist

Anonymous Indian artist, Composite Camel, 19th century
November 5, 2013 - 1:00pm2:00pm

From sustenance to companionship, animals have played a variety of roles in our lives and inspire a range of emotions—fear, love, awe—as well as a host of symbolic associations. This exhibition draws from the vast resources of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts to produce a compelling portrait of the animal world, represented in a wide array of cultures, artistic styles, and media from about AD 1500 to the present.

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