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.
Take a visual journey to Paris as it was seen from 1870 to 1900 through the eyes of Impressionist and Academy painters and photographers such as Eugène Atget and Emile Zola.
A fascinating guide to the iconography—symbols, attributes, and allegories—that artists have used to identify their subjects, illustrate stories, and communicate deeper meanings.
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.
Mary Vaccaro, PhD, Art History Professor and Area Coordinator, University of Texas, Arlington, offers an overview of Parmigianino's life and art, with attention to his portraits of women.
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.
Tickets available beginning at 9 am October 21, 2014 for members, and October, 28, 2014 at 9 am for the public.
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The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
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
Join a museum docent on a tour of sculpture from the permanent collection.