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A Princely Pursuit: The Malcolm D. Gutter Collection of Early Meissen Porcelain

Glass Gallery 9B
December 13, 2014June 30, 2015

A collection of rare Asian and European porcelain with royal roots travels to San Francisco for display at the Legion of Honor. A Princely Pursuit will present approximately 100 significant pieces of early Meissen porcelain from the collection of Malcolm D. Gutter, all promised gifts to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Founded in 1710 near Dresden, Germany, the Meissen manufactory was the first in Europe to produce hard-paste porcelain imitating Chinese and Japanese ceramics that the Dutch East India Company was importing at this time.

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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 6–17 $6, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

stone coffeepot and porcelain vase with floral detail

L: Böttger stoneware coffeepot and cover, German, 1710–1713. Stoneware. Meissen porcelain manufactory. Promised gift of Malcolm D. Gutter. R: Beaker vase, German, ca. 1730. Meissen porcelain manufactory. Porcelain and enamel. Promised gift of Malcolm D. Gutter

Docent Lecture: "What's the Story? Narratives in Works from the Permanent Collection", by Jim Kohn

Thomas Hart Benton oil painting of Susanna and the Elders
September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Discover lively stories from the Old and New Testaments, classical legends, the poetry of Italy and France, and American history. Who inspired The Thinker? Where is "Carlotta Valdes" from the movie Vertigo?  It's all in this illuminating presentation of narratives seen in artworks at the Fine Arts Museums.

September 21, 2014 - 1:00pm

High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

Rosekrans Gallery, Special Exhibition Galleries 20B-E
March 14, 2015July 19, 2015

Explore the glamour and sophistication of one of the world’s preeminent costume collections, whose fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. High Style, presented exclusively on the West Coast at the Legion of Honor, provides a rare opportunity to view the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980 through more than 60 stunning costumes, 30 costume accessories, and an array of related fashion sketches from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.

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Tickets available beginning at 9 am October 21, 2014 for members, and October, 28, 2014 at 9 am for the public.

Adults $20–$23, seniors 65+ $17–$20, students with current ID $16–$19, youths 6–17 $10–$13, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

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Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking and private tours. Contact the group sales office at groupsales@famsf.org or 415.750.3620.

The exhibition was organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Media Sponsor

Charles James, "Four-Leaf Clover" dress, 1953. Duchesse satin, lace, and silk shantung. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, 2009; Gift of Josephine Abercrombie,1953, 2009.300.784. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Docent Tour: Art in Three Dimensions: Sculpture at the Legion

Bronze sculpture by Rodin
July 1, 2014 - 12:30pm
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Join a museum docent on a tour of sculpture from the permanent collection. 

September 20, 2014 - 12:30pm

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