Docent Lecture: "What's the Story? Narratives in Works from the Permanent Collection", by Jim Kohn

Thomas Hart Benton oil painting of Susanna and the Elders
September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Discover lively stories from the Old and New Testaments, classical legends, the poetry of Italy and France, and American history. Who inspired The Thinker? Where is "Carlotta Valdes" from the movie Vertigo?  It's all in this illuminating presentation of narratives seen in artworks at the Fine Arts Museums.

September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "The World of Jane Austen: Art and Culture in 18th- and 19th-Century Britain", by Kathryn Zupsic

Thomas Lawrence painting of the Countess of Plymouth
September 14, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Explore the era of beloved English novelist Jane Austen through the arts, from the paintings of Gainsborough and Reynolds to the elegant Georgian townhouses of Bath and the fashions of the day.

September 14, 2014 - 2:15pm

High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

Rosekrans Gallery, Special Exhibition Galleries 20B-E
March 14, 2015July 19, 2015

Explore the glamour and sophistication of one of the world’s preeminent costume collections, whose fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. High Style, presented exclusively on the West Coast at the Legion of Honor, provides a rare opportunity to view the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980 through more than 60 stunning costumes, 30 costume accessories, and an array of related fashion sketches from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.

Ticket Information 

Tickets available beginning at 9 am October 21, 2014 for members, and October, 28, 2014 at 9 am for the public.

Adults $20–$23, seniors 65+ $17–$20, students with current ID $16–$19, youths 6–17 $10–$13, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Save $1 per ticket with advance online purchase. Prices in your online shopping cart reflect the automatic savings.

Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking and private tours. Contact the group sales office at groupsales@famsf.org or 415.750.3620.

The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Media Sponsor

Charles James, "Four-Leaf Clover" dress, 1953. Duchesse satin, lace, and silk shantung. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, 2009; Gift of Josephine Abercrombie,1953, 2009.300.784. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Docent Tour: Art in Three Dimensions: Sculpture at the Legion

Bronze sculpture by Rodin
July 1, 2014 - 12:30pm
July 5, 2014 - 12:30pm
July 12, 2014 - 12:30pm
July 19, 2014 - 12:30pm
July 26, 2014 - 12:30pm
August 2, 2014 - 12:30pm
August 9, 2014 - 12:30pm
August 16, 2014 - 12:30pm
August 23, 2014 - 12:30pm
August 30, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 6, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 13, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 20, 2014 - 12:30pm
September 27, 2014 - 12:30pm

Join a museum docent on a tour of sculpture from the permanent collection. 

August 2, 2014 - 12:30pm


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