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El Greco in San Francisco

Gallery 5
November 19, 2014February 28, 2015

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of painter El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541–1614), rediscover three paintings by this enduringly popular artist from the Fine Arts Museums’ holdings. As the largest repository for his paintings on the West Coast, the Fine Arts Museums prepares this special installation for the first time in a decade. The display of El Greco’s Saint Francis Venerating the Crucifix (ca. 1595), Saint John the Baptist (ca. 1600), and Saint Peter (ca.

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Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission to the museum. Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 6–17 $6, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

El Greco, Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1600. Oil on canvas. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, museum purchase, funds from various donors, 46.7

El Greco, Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1600. Oil on canvas. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, museum purchase, funds from various donors, 46.7

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Carlo Dolci’s "Saint Julian"

Carlo Dolci was one of the most acclaimed artists in Florence in the 17th century, who specialized in portraits, altarpieces, and single-figure paintings. He likely based this depiction of Saint Julian—a refined image of tender piousness—on a panel by Cristofano Allori (1608–1610), which served as the movable screen of a large reliquary located in the church of Santa Maria Novella, Florence (now in Seminario Maggiore, Florence).

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Docent Lecture: "Elegant Excess: A Diary of 18th-Century Paris", by Marsha Holm

Salon Dore interior
December 13, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

From the salon to the shops, the couturier's to the courtiers, 18th-century Paris was all about high fashion and high living. Using paintings, furniture, porcelain, and silver from the collection of the Legion of Honor, this lecture will examine the food, fashion, and frivolities that made life in Paris so remarkable.

December 13, 2014 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Jim Kohn

Exterior view of Houghton Hall
December 20, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

December 20, 2014 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Alfred Escoffier

Exterior view of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England
December 13, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

December 13, 2014 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Ellen Harden

Exterior view of Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England
December 2, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

December 2, 2014 - 1:00pm

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Images: L: A view of the West Steps through the windows of the Picture Gallery at Houghton Hall. Photo: James Merrell. R:  Cabinet at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Photo: Nick McCann

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Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville

September 19, 2015January 10, 2016

In 1830, a French famer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville, in rural Normandy, accidentally discovered a hoard of spectacular silver-gilt objects that were deliberately buried during antiquity. The items, all dated to the first or second century AD, were dedicated to the Roman god Mercury and collectively became known as the Berthouville Treasure. After four years of meticulous conservation at the Getty Villa this splendid collection of Roman silver comes to San Francisco in Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville.

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Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville was organized by the J. Paul Getty Museum in collaboration with the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des Monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris.

Objects from the Berthouville Treasure, Roman, 1st-2nd century AD. Silver and  gilt.  Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris

Berthouville Treasure, Roman, 1st–2nd century AD. Silver and gold. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris. Photo courtesy the J. Paul Getty Trust

Berthouville Treasure, Roman, 1st–2nd century AD. Silver and gold. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques, Paris. Photo courtesy the J. Paul Getty Trust

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