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Salon Doré Conservation

For 18 months, from 2012 to 2014, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco conservators and technicians worked to conserve and restore the 18th-century period room known as the Salon Doré at the Legion of Honor. This complex project brought together a diverse team of experts, from architects to electricians, each with a unique skill set necessary for the project’s successful execution. Throughout the entire process, conservators worked in an open gallery that allowed the public to observe their work in action.

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Salon Doré Map

Although the Legion of Honor’s new presentation of the Salon Doré is the first of its kind in an American museum, there are several other similar French period rooms in Europe, the United States, and beyond. Compare the Salon Doré’s new installation with other 18th-century period rooms around the world in this interactive map.

 

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The Salon Doré: History

Since its first known installation in 1781, the Salon Doré has been moved seven times, including its most recent renovation. Following the fortunes of aristocrats, collectors, and art dealers, the period room finally made its way into the permanent collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1959.

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Slow Art Day Discussion

Legion of Honor
April 12, 2014 - 11:00am12:00pm

One day each year—April 12 in 2014—people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

Please join us in the museum café for an unguided group discussion of your Slow Art Day observations.

Slow Art Day Docent Tour

April 12, 2014 - 10:00am11:00am

The Legion of Honor is pleased to officially host this Slow Art Day docent-led tour, exploring 5 works in the permanent collection galleries. Please join us after the tour in the museum café for an unguided group discussion

Tours meet in the rotunda opposite the main entrance. General admission tickets are required.

 

Slow Art Day Docent Tour

Legion of Honor
April 12, 2014 - 2:00pm3:00pm

The Legion of Honor is pleased to officially host this Slow Art Day docent-led tour, exploring 5 works in the permanent collection galleries. Please join us after the tour in the museum café for an unguided group discussion

Tours meet in the rotunda opposite the main entrance. General admission tickets are required.

 

Slow Art Day Discussion

Legion of Honor
April 12, 2014 - 3:00pm4:00pm

One day each year—April 12 in 2014—people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at five works of art for 10 minutes each and then meet together to talk about their experience. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the art of seeing.

Please join us in the museum café for an unguided group discussion of your Slow Art Day observations.

Intimate Impressionism Free for Bank of America Cardholders On Select Weekends

Berthe Morisot, The Artist’s Sister at a Window (detail), 1869. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection

Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art
March 29–August 3, 2014
Legion of Honor

Rediscover the avant-garde artists of 19th-century France with a selection of intimately scaled Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings whose charm and fluency invite close scrutiny. This celebration of fleeting moments and personal places includes still lifes, portraits, and landscapes by Manet, Monet, Renoir, Gauguin, Morisot, Degas, Pissarro, and Van Gogh.

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Gift Memberships

Give the gift that really does keep on giving all year long.

A gift membership to the Fine Arts Museums is a great way to share all that the museums have to offer. Your gift recipient will enjoy unlimited free admission, museum store discounts, a subscription to Fine Arts magazine, invitations to member events and viewing hours, and so much more.

Gift memberships are available at all levels.

Purchase a gift membership online or call Member Services at 415.750.3636.

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