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Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
October 27, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

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

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
October 11, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

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

Rodin Centenary

Galleries 8,10,12
January 28, 2017December 10, 2017

Marking the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death in 1917, this exhibition, featuring about 50 objects from the Fine Arts Museums’ permanent collection, presents a significant opportunity to examine the legacy of the artist who has been called the father of modern sculpture. The Legion of Honor holds one of the finest collections in the world of sculpture by Rodin cast during his lifetime.

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

Adults $15, seniors 65+ $10, students with current ID $6, members and youths 17 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Auguste Rodin, The Age of Bronze (detail), ca. 1875–1877

Auguste Rodin, The Age of Bronze (detail), ca. 1875–1877. Bronze, 71 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (181.6 x 54 x 64.8 cm). FAMSF, Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, 1940.141

Rodin Centenary

Guest Lecture: "Mount Stuart" by Alice Martin

Interior at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute
October 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

Today's talk explores the history and collections of one of the world’s great undiscovered treasure houses, Mount Stuart, on the Isle of Bute. The island has been the home of the Stuarts of Bute since the granting of the lands by King Robert the II of Scotland in the year 1400 and the gothic masterpiece that is Mount Stuart is the repository of over 660 years of history and collecting. Home to a vast archive as well as collections of furniture, decorative arts, silver, textiles, as well as a world class art collection, there is a lot to discover.

Docent Lecture: "Thirty Minute Spotlight: Legendary Stories Behind the Legion of Honor", by Virginia Ernster

Legion of Honor
August 2, 2016 -
1:00pm1:30pm

This brief talk relays the history of the Legion of Honor that are tall but true. They involve a benefactress who was a force of nature (Alma Spreckels), as well as a prince in Paris, a self-proclaimed emperor, a pioneer of modern dance, San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, a former cemetery-turned-golf course, and more—not to mention great art!

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