Veterans Day Celebration and "Downton Abbey" Screening

The Cast of Downtown Abbey
November 11, 2014 - 2:00pm4:00pm

In honor of all of those who have served the country, the Legion of Honor offers free general admission on Veterans Day to all veterans and active military personnel with military ID.

Book of Gold

On Armistice Day in 1924, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor opened its doors to the public. Dedicated to the 3,600 California soldiers, sailors, and marines who gave their lives during World War I, the Legion of Honor pledged to “honor the dead while serving the living.”

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AAC Lecture: "Oral Poetry and Aural Patterns: On Zoroaster’s Poetry and Religion", by Martin Schwartz

Legion of Honor museum
November 15, 2014 - 2:00pm

Martin Schwartz, professor emeritus of Iranian Studies, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley

The poetry of Zoroaster, among the oldest and the most elaborate of Indo-European literature, was orally composed and for centuries orally transmitted until it was committed to writing. It contains fascinating parallels with visual phenomena (including mandala-like structures), some of which are of interest for the study of cognition, and also encodes intricate representations of Zoroaster’s unique theology.

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Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking

Rosekrans Gallery, Special Exhibition Galleries 20B-C
September 19, 2015January 10, 2016

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”


This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with Montres Breguet.

Breguet subscription watch

Abraham-Louis Breguet and Antoine-Louis Breguet, subscription watch, sold in 1798. Silver case with gold fillets, enamel dial, and ruby cylinder escapement, diameter: 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm). Collection Montres Breguet S.A.

Breguet subscription watch

Houghton Hall Reading List

Robert Walpole’s library at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Photo: Nick McCann

Dive deeper into English country life with a specially designed reading list for visitors of all ages, provided by the San Francisco Public Library.

For kids (ages 8-12) who want to read stories about life in an English country house:

• Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger
• The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place:The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
• The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
• The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 


Members-Only 20%-Off Sale

colorful glasses
November 7, 2014 - 9:30amNovember 9, 2014 - 5:15pm

Friday, November 7, through Sunday, November 9, 2014

Three days only! Double your member discount on all regularly priced merchandise at the de Young and Legion of Honor Museum Stores and online at shop.famsf.org.

In-stock items only. Current membership required.

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