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Docent Lecture: "Wild West: Plains to the Pacific", by Clara Morrissey

Eadweard Muybridge, Wm. H Seward, "85 Feet in Circumference. Mariposa Grove of Mammoth Trees, No. 51", 1872
July 2, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm

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.

Docent Lecture: "Thirty Minute Spotlight: French Artists Look at Women", by Rita Dunlay

Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, Hyacinthe Gabrielle Roland, Marchioness Wellesley, (formerly Countess of Mornington), 1791
June 7, 2016 -
11:30am12:00pm

This lecture offers a chronological look at images of women by French artists in the Legion of Honor’s collection. These works span nearly 400 years and reflect not just the individual artist, but also the concerns and interests of the period in which they were completed.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
July 12, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is an interactive program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care giver to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially-trained docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the galleries.

Access Day: "Wild West: Plains to the Pacific"

Eadweard Muybridge, Wm. H Seward, "85 Feet in Circumference. Mariposa Grove of Mammoth Trees, No. 51", 1872
August 15, 2016 -
10:00am3:00pm

Access Days feature extra blue parking spaces, extra seating inside and outside the exhibition, portable large-print editions of exhibition labels, docent-led tours, audio tours (free for low-vision or blind visitors), and printed versions of the audio tour transcript. Wheelchairs, folding stools, ASL interpretation (request two weeks in advance), and materials in alternative formats are available upon request.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
August 25, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is an interactive program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care giver to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially-trained docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
August 9, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is an interactive program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care giver to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required! Specially-trained docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
June 30, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is an interactive program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care giver to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially-trained docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
June 30, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is an interactive program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care giver to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially-trained docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the galleries.

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

Gallery F
November 19, 2016January 29, 2017

Read My Pins presents a remarkable range of more than 200 pins and brooches from the personal collection of Madeleine Albright. The majority of these pieces were collected and worn during Albright’s service as US Ambassador to the United Nations (1993–1997) and as the first female Secretary of State (1997–2001), under President Bill Clinton. The assortment is eclectic, international, and representative of nearly a century of jewelry design.

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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.

Secretary of state Diamond Eagle, circa 1890

Secretary of state Diamond Eagle, circa 1890. Designer: Unknown. Photography: John Bigelow Taylor

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

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