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"Astonish me! Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1909-1929) – Designs for Ballet", by William Eddelman

Natalia Sergeevna Goncharova, Stage set design for act 1 of the opera-ballet Le coq d'or (The Golden Cockerel)
October 3, 2015 -
10:00am11:30am

Please join the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council (AGAC) for Astonish Me! Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes (1909-1929) – Designs for Ballet, an illustrated talk by William Eddelman. Dr. Eddelman will discuss the evolution of Ballets Russes set and costume designs in the early twentieth century, with special attention to designs in the theater and dance collection of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the works on paper department of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

October 3, 2015 - 10:00am

Grandparents' Day Celebration

Grandparents' Day Celebration
September 13, 2015 -
1:00pm3:00pm

Come celebrate National Grandparents' Day at the Legion of Honor. Explore the sculptures of Auguste Rodin and take turns posing for family members and creating gesture drawings of each other. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

September 13, 2015 - 1:00pm

Ennion: Master of Roman Glass

December 5, 2015 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Lecture by Christopher Lightfoot, curator of Greek and Roman Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The invention of glassblowing revolutionized the production of glass vessels in the Greco-Roman world. At the forefront of its development was Ennion, who perfected the technique of mold blowing in the early first century AD. Not only was he the greatest exponent of the craft, but he signed his work, thereby creating a brand name, and as it were, a designer label.

December 5, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Book Illustrations of Thomas Rowlandson

REVA AND DAVID LOGAN GALLERY OF ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
August 8, 2015January 3, 2016

This focused exhibition explores illustrations by Thomas Rowlandson (English, 1756-1827), a caricaturist, watercolourist, draughtsman and engraver. Rowlandson is best remembered for his caricatures, but was highly regarded as an illustrator during his lifetime. The exhibition highlights his skill and achievements in this area, and includes works that represent some of the strongest examples of his craft.

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Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Charles Pugin, Christie’s Auction Room, from the book The Microcosm of London, 1808. Etching and aquatint with watercolor. FAMSF, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Charles Pugin, Christie’s Auction Room, from the book The Microcosm of London, 1808. Etching and aquatint with watercolor. FAMSF, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts

Thomas Rowlandson and Augustus Charles Pugin, Christie’s Auction Room, from the book The Microcosm of London, 1808

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