Florence Gould Theater

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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Guest Lecture: "Matisse in San Francisco" Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture, SFMOMA

Matisse La Conversation
December 1, 2013 - 2:00pm3:00pm

Henri Matisse visited the Bay Area just once, in 1931, before setting sail for Tahiti. However, the French master's art and legend in this region stretch back to 1906, just after the great earthquake, when the American expatriates Sarah and Michael Stein returned home from Paris to check on their properties, bringing Matisse paintings along with them in their luggage. The Steins' local presentation of the artist’s brightly colored canvases—the first of the artist's works to be seen in the United States—launched the region's longstanding passion for the Matisse and his art.

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