Florence Gould Theater

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 - 1:00pm2:00pm

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 - 2:15pm3:15pm

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 - 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. 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 - 2:15pm3:15pm

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

L: "Self-Portrait in Red", 1915. R:  "Reveil, Boulevard Clichy", 1892.
January 11, 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. In Sweden Zorn captured his native folk culture and the Nordic landscape.

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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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