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Lecture and Presentation: "Preserving Historic Images of San Francisco, Arnold Genthe's 1906 Earthquake Photographs"

Arnold Genthe, "Untitled (Earthslip on San Francisco's Union Street)", 1906
April 16, 2016 -
10:00am12:00pm

Rodger Birt, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University

Dr. Birt is a noted scholar of historical Bay Area photography who will discuss the importance of Genthe’s work. He will be joined by Fine Arts Museums conservators, who will explain the process for preserving these 110-year-old images.

California BookWorks

REVA AND DAVID LOGAN GALLERY OF ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
May 7, 2016October 16, 2016

From its natural splendors to its sprawling suburbs and congested cities, California presents myriad realities. Long considered a site of new opportunities and unlimited potential, the Golden State also contends with a complicated and constantly changing identity.

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

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 13–17 $6, members and children 12 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Raymond Pettibon and Cristin Sheehan Sullivan, cover of "Scream at the Librarian: Sketches of Our Patrons in Downtown Los Angeles"

Raymond Pettibon and Cristin Sheehan Sullivan, cover of Scream at the Librarian: Sketches of Our Patrons in Downtown Los Angeles, text by Joel J. Rane (Brooklyn: Booklyn Artists Alliance, 2007). Marbled paper on buckram cover; blue and red letterpress on library pocket; loan card with graphite pencil and black ink inscriptions, and red ink stamp; assorted stamped and printed stickers; and red colored pencil, 9 3/4 x 6 15/16 in. FAMSF, museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund, 2011.7.1 

Raymond Pettibon and Cristin Sheehan Sullivan, cover of Scream at the Librarian: Sketches of Our Patrons in Downtown Los Angeles

The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine

Gallery 1
May 14, 2016August 26, 2018

Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and conservators has learned more about how these embalmed individuals lived, died, and were prepared for eternity.

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

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 13–17 $6, members and children 12 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC. Wood with polychrome. FAMSF, gift of First Federal Trust Company (from the Estate of Jeremiah Lynch), 42895

The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine

Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Marsha Holm

Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
April 5, 2016 -
2:15pm3:15pm

One of the most beguiling and enigmatic paintings ever made by the Renaissance master Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, exemplifies ideal beauty in 16th century Florence. This talk examines the painting and explores the art world of the High Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many others.

Docent Lecture: "Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia", by Carol Porter

Le Grand Jardin, 1895
April 30, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Pierre Bonnard was one of the defining figures of modernism in the transitional period between Impressionism and abstraction. He worked in a decorative style where the natural world merges with the bright colors and light of the South of France and where intimate scenes disclose unexpected phantasmagorical effects. Coming to us from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the exhibition features more than 60 works that span the artist’s complete career.

Docent Lecture: "Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia", by Rita Dunlay

Le Grand Jardin, 1895
April 5, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Pierre Bonnard was one of the defining figures of modernism in the transitional period between Impressionism and abstraction. He worked in a decorative style where the natural world merges with the bright colors and light of the South of France and where intimate scenes disclose unexpected phantasmagorical effects. Coming to us from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the exhibition features more than 60 works that span the artist’s complete career.

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