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Guest Lecture: "Theatricalizing the West" by Bill Eddelman

William Hahn, "Sacramento Railroad Station", 1874. Oil on canvas , 53 3/4 x 87 3/4 in. (136.5 x 222.9 cm). FAMSF, museum purchase, M. H. de Young Endowment Fund, 54936
June 18, 2016 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Among the myths that America has created, the "American West" is one of the most potent and long lasting. It came into existence during the last years of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries at a time when there were major national insecurities. Influenced by dime novels, paintings, books, plays and eventually film, and created by easterners; the myths of the west and the western have become ingrained in the American mind.

Docent Tour: "Wild West" Plains to the Pacific"

Eadweard Muybridge, Wm. H Seward, 85 Feet in Circumference. Mariposa Grove of Mammoth Trees
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Mined from the wide-ranging collections of the Fine Arts Museums, Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, historical artifacts, and ephemera in a thematic presentation that celebrates the abundance and diversity within the region’s physical environment.

Lecture and Presentation: "Preserving Historic Images of San Francisco, Arnold Genthe's 1906 Earthquake Photographs"

Arnold Genthe, "Untitled (Earthslip on San Francisco's Union Street)", 1906
April 16, 2016 -
10:00am12:00pm

Rodger Birt, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University

Dr. Birt is a noted scholar of historical Bay Area photography who will discuss the importance of Genthe’s work. He will be joined by Fine Arts Museums conservators, who will explain the process for preserving these 110-year-old images.

California BookWorks

REVA AND DAVID LOGAN GALLERY OF ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
May 7, 2016October 16, 2016

From its natural splendors to its sprawling suburbs and congested cities, California presents myriad realities. Long considered a site of new opportunities and unlimited potential, the Golden State also contends with a complicated and constantly changing identity.

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Ticket Information 

Entry to this exhibition is included in general admission to the museum.

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 13–17 $6, members and children 12 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Raymond Pettibon and Cristin Sheehan Sullivan, cover of "Scream at the Librarian: Sketches of Our Patrons in Downtown Los Angeles"

Raymond Pettibon and Cristin Sheehan Sullivan, cover of Scream at the Librarian: Sketches of Our Patrons in Downtown Los Angeles, text by Joel J. Rane (Brooklyn: Booklyn Artists Alliance, 2007). Marbled paper on buckram cover; blue and red letterpress on library pocket; loan card with graphite pencil and black ink inscriptions, and red ink stamp; assorted stamped and printed stickers; and red colored pencil, 9 3/4 x 6 15/16 in. FAMSF, museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund, 2011.7.1 

Raymond Pettibon and Cristin Sheehan Sullivan, cover of Scream at the Librarian: Sketches of Our Patrons in Downtown Los Angeles

The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine

Gallery 1
May 14, 2016August 26, 2018

Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and conservators has learned more about how these embalmed individuals lived, died, and were prepared for eternity.

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Ticket Information 

Entry to this exhibition is included in general admission to the museum.

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 13–17 $6, members and children 12 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC. Wood with polychrome. FAMSF, gift of First Federal Trust Company (from the Estate of Jeremiah Lynch), 42895

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