Asian Art Museum, de Young Museum, the Legion of Honor, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Dr. Francois Lissarrague is director of studies, Anthropologie et Histoire des Mondes Antiques, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
The Legion of Honor displays a remarkable group of Attic vases showing the god Apollo receiving libations and playing his kithara (stringed instrument). This lecture explores the implications of such activities in the depiction of the Delphian god, as well as the painters’ choices in constructing his visual identity.
View extraordinary art as you listen to a repertoire especially chosen with Monet in mind.
Seating is limited and first-come, first-served.
Museum Teaching Artists will guide you in a sketching and painting project inspired by Claude Monet.
Claude Monet had a penchant for painting outdoors. While most of his contemporaries devoted their time to working in studios, Monet would spend days with his friends en plein air creating masterpieces. Along with this mode of working came a new style of Impressionist painting that captured the "dappled light" and beautiful landscapes of France with rapid composition and brushstrokes.
George T. M. Shackelford is a leading scholar of French art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is currently the senior deputy director at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. He was previously the chair of the art of Europe at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston. Shackelford is the curator of Monet: The Early Years.
Moving beyond longstanding debates about whether or not ancient Mediterranean art was polychrome, Dr. Jennifer Stager explores how polychromy impacts our interpretations of ancient objects: what we know of ancient Mediterranean conceptions of color and how art and early philosophy intersected to craft an understanding of colors as material phenomena.
Dr. Thomas Levy is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Norma Kershaw Chair, Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Land, University of California, San Diego, and Director, Center for Cyber-Archaeology and Sustainability, Qualcomm Institute.
The Legion of Honor’s Skinner Organ is a spectacular musical instrument created by one of America's most distinguished organ builders. View extraordinary art as you listen to a free concert, held every Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm. Concerts last about an hour, are informal, and include the opportunity to ask questions of the organist.
Jonathan Dimmock, the principal organist of the Legion of Honor, maintains the weekly roster of both local and international performers.