This presentation takes you on a journey to places in and around the Bay Area, revealing sculptures that are often seen but little known about, from the Legion of Honor to the de Young and well beyond.
Renée Dreyfus is the curator in charge of ancient art and interpretation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Martin Chapman is curator in charge of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
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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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.
This lecture explores how 19th-century French men, women, and children spent their days and nights and how they dressed, as captured in paintings by the Impressionists and other artists.
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.
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.
Discover the history of the House of Cartier, the "king of jewelers and jeweler of kings," which supplied American celebrities with fabulous jewels and luxury accessories from the Belle Époque through the 1960s and 1970s.
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: