Florence Gould Theater

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

L: Auguste Renoir, "Madame Henriot", ca. 1876.  R: Paul Cézanne, "Still Life with Milk Jug and Fruit", c. 1900.
April 1, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Intimate Impressionism includes nearly 70 treasured paintings by 19th-century avant-garde artists. The exhibition features a selection of intimately scaled Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, 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 paintings in the exhibition were displayed in domestic interiors, and they often became gifts shared among friends.

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Lecture: "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art", by Melissa Buron, Assistant Curator of European Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Madame Henriot
March 6, 2014 - 1:00pm3:00pm

Intimate Impressionism, on view at the Legion of Honor from March 29 through August 3, 2014, showcases approximately 70 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, interiors, and portraits, from the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

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Lecture: "Jean-Honore Fragonard at the Legion and the Frick", by Colin B. Bailey, Director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French, 1732–1806, "The Useless Resistance (La Resistance Inutile)", ca. 1770
March 6, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

Colin B. Bailey is the Director for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and an internationally-respected art historian and curator. He most recently served as Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at The Frick Collection in New York, and he held a similar position at the National Gallery of Canada. He has also held curatorial positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in London, Bailey earned his doctorate in art history at Oxford University.

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

Parisian street in circa 1865
March 30, 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. Originally presented in conjunction with the exhibition Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay, this presentation features prints, drawings, photographs, paintings, and illustrated books from the permanent collection and several distinguished private collections.

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