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Bank of America "Museums on Us"

Installation view of David Hockney exhibition
July 4, 2015 -

Bank of America is a proud a supporter of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. During Museums on Us weekends, the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders receive complimentary general admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor. Tickets are available on site on the day of visit only and are subject to availability. It is recommended that visitors arrive early for best assurance of entry. Learn more at museums.bankofamerica.com

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Docent Lecture: "Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville", by Alfred Escoffier

Berthouville Treasure
September 27, 2015 -

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.

September 27, 2015 - 1:00pm

Docent Lecture: "Degas, the Reluctant Impressionist", by Rita Dunlay

Edgar Degas, Musicians in the Orchestra (Portrait of Desire Dihau), ca. 1870
September 1, 2015 -

Edgar Degas, although an active participant in seven of the eight Impressionist group exhibitions, didn't consider himself an Impressionist. His lifelong interest in line and the figure set him on a fundamentally different path. This talk looks at his innovative use of both elements throughout his career.

September 1, 2015 - 2:15pm

Docent Lecture: "A Portrait of Marie Antoinette: Art, Fashion, and Revolution in 18th Century France", by Kathryn Zupsic

Barthélemy Joseph Fulcran Roger, after Monenteuil, Marie-Antoinette de Lorraine- de Autriche, reine de France, 18th–19th centur
September 1, 2015 -

This is the story of Marie Antoinette, the ill-fated queen of France, illustrated with the lavish art and fashions of her time against a backdrop of political unrest and revolution. She was the undisputed Western queen of fashion, a distinction which initially brought her success, but ultimately led to her demise.

September 1, 2015 - 1:00pm

Organ Concert by Jonathan Dimmock

Skinner Organ
October 17, 2015 -
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December 20, 2015 -

The Legion of Honor’s Skinner Organ is one of the few indoor/outdoor organs ever made. View extraordinary art as you listen to a free concert, after museum admission, every Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm, except when the museum is closed. We frequently host guest organists, but the typical monthly schedule is as follows:

October 17, 2015 - 4:00pm


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