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.
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.
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.
Lecture by Kenneth Lapatin, associate curator of Antiquities, The J. Paul Getty Museum.
Lecture by Benjamin Porter, assistant professor, Near Eastern Studies, and curator, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, UC Berkeley, Co-director, Dhiban Excavation and Development Project, and Co-director, Dilmun Bioarchaeology Project.
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.
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