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Docent Lecture: "Thirty Minute Spotlight: The Extraordinary Phenomenon of 17th-Century Dutch Painting", by Victoria Kirby

Joan van Noordt, Susanna and the Elders, ca. 1670
January 3, 2017 -

The 17th-century Dutch Golden Age is one of the most extraordinary periods in art history. This talk will explain why Holland had such a rich output of paintings and discuss at least one portrait, genre scene, landscape, marine painting, still life, and biblical scene in the Legion’s outstanding collection.

"Monet: The Early Years" Sustaining and Supporting Members Reception

Claude Monet, "Luncheon on the Grass", Central Panel, 1865–66
February 24, 2017 -

Join us in celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime presentation dedicated to the early years of Claude Monet’s famed career. Enjoy an exclusive first look at the exhibition before it opens to the public and mingle with fellow members while enjoying refreshments.

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Member for a Day

Member for a Day
February 12, 2017 -

Begin the new year with inspiration abound. We welcome members of the following Bay Area institutions to discover the de Young and Legion of Honor with free general admission for a day.

de Young and Legion of Honor Members can also enjoy this day at our partner institutions around town:

Asian Art Museum
Jewish Museum
Museum of the African Diaspora
Oakland Museum of California
University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Walt Disney Family Museum
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Guest Lecture: "Looking Closely at Le Nain", by Alexander Nemerov

Alexander Nemerov. Photo by Bob Richman
January 8, 2017 -

A close investigation of a single painting in the exhibition, The Card Players, c. 1640–45, oil on canvas (Musée Granet, Aix-en-Provence, France).

Alexander Nemerov is the Department Chair and Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University.


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