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Wild West: Picturing America's Frontier

ROSEKRANS COURT, SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERIES 20B-F
June 18, 2016September 11, 2016

Mined from the wide-ranging collections of the Fine Arts Museums, Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, historical artifacts, and ephemera in a thematic presentation that celebrates the abundance and diversity within the region’s physical environment.

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

Eadweard Muybridge, Wm. H Seward, 85 Feet in Circumference. Mariposa Grove of Mammoth Trees, No. 51, 1872

Eadweard Muybridge, Wm. H Seward, 85 Feet in Circumference. Mariposa Grove of Mammoth Trees, No. 51, 1872. Albumen silver print mounted to card stock. Gift of Mrs. Raymond Perkins, 42854.1

Wild West: Picturing America's Frontier

Guest Lecture: "Who is that Lady with the Unicorn? The Sitter in Raphael's Portrait" by Linda Wolk-Simon

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, ca. 1505–1506
January 9, 2016 -
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Linda Wolk-Simon presents her proposed identification of the mysterious lady with the unicorn featured in Raphael's famous portrait.

Wolk-Simon is a leading Raphael specialist and Director and Chief Curator of the Bellarmine Museum of Art at Fairfield University.

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Italian Opera by Claudio Santome

Claudio Santome. Photo by Fatimata Vetu
January 9, 2016 -
12:00pm1:30pm

Claudio Santome completed training as music teacher in Buenos Aires with a masters from the Teatro Colón where he also sung Giuseppe Verdi's Aida. After emigrating to the US in 1997, he performed Ariel Ramirez's Misa Criolla in California, Michigan, Switzerland, Italy, and Argentina. He specializes in Belcanto repertoire singing from Mozart, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini. In the symphonic repertoire, he sung Carmina Burana, as tenor and baritone, Gustav Mahler's Ruckert and Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

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Docent Tour: "Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia"

Pierre Bonnard, Le Grand Jardin, 1895
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Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia is the first major international presentation of Pierre Bonnard’s work to be mounted on the West Coast in half a century. The exhibition features more than sixty works that span the artist’s complete career, from his early Nabi masterpieces, through his experimental photography, to the late interior scenes for which he is best known.

February 10, 2016 - 1:30pm

Docent Tour: "Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia"

Pierre Bonnard, Le Grand Jardin, 1895
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Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia is the first major international presentation of Pierre Bonnard’s work to be mounted on the West Coast in half a century. The exhibition features more than sixty works that span the artist’s complete career, from his early Nabi masterpieces, through his experimental photography, to the late interior scenes for which he is best known.

February 10, 2016 - 11:30am

Opening Day Celebration: "Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn"

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, ca. 1505–1506
January 9, 2016 -
12:00pm4:45pm

To celebrate the opening of special exhibition Sublime Beauty: Raphael's Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, the Legion of Honor hosts an afternoon program featuring a scholarly lecture, Italian opera, art-making activities for all ages, and more.

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12–1:30 pm, Gallery 10
Italian Opera by Claudio Santome

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

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
January 31, 2016 -
1:00pm1:30pm

Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn (ca. 1505–1506) features an unidentified blond-haired sitter and epitomizes the beauty of Raphael’s female portraits during his Florentine period. The presentation will explore the possible identity of the subject, as well as the painting’s distinct iconography, including the unicorn she holds in her lap.

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