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Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries during Artful Discoveries
April 30, 2015 - 1:00pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care givers. Artful Discoveries is interactive and an opportunity to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

April 30, 2015 - 1:00pm

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries during Artful Discoveries
April 14, 2015 - 1:00pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and care givers. Artful Discoveries is interactive and an opportunity to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

April 14, 2015 - 1:00pm

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries during Artful Discoveries
February 26, 2015 - 1:00pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care givers. Artful Discoveries is interactive and an opportunity to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required! Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

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Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries during Artful Discoveries
February 10, 2015 - 1:00pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care givers. Artful Discoveries is interactive and an opportunity to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required! Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

This event is expired.

Docent Lecture: "European Paintings: A Dime-Store Legacy from the Kress Collection", by Gretchen Turner

Raffaellino del Garbo (Italian, 1466–1524). Madonna Enthroned with Saints and Angels, 1502. Oil on wood panel. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation
February 15, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

The single most important gift of art in our nation's history came from the Kress Collection. From this gift, the Fine Arts Museums received a superb selection of old master paintings, making its holdings a "mini–National Gallery."

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Docent Lecture: "From Paper to Canvas: Connections between Achenbach Masterpieces and Fine Arts Museums Paintings", by Jim Kohn

The Tribute Money, ca. 1612
February 15, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Many surprises are revealed in comparing works on paper with those on canvas. The diverse media and techniques used to make drawings, etchings, woodcuts, prints, and paintings result in fascinating differences in artistic expression.

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Docent Lecture: "Power, Passion, Love, Lust: Drama Unfolds at the Legion of Honor", by Mina Shea

Lucretia, 15th–16th century
February 3, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Some of the most dramatic pieces of European art were created from the inspiration of literature, in particular the Bible and ancient Greek mythology. From works in the Legion of Honor, we will explore the great skill of European artists to render the drama of literature and life.

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First-Timer's Guide

Visiting art museums can seem intimidating to some first-time visitors, but we want you to feel welcome. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about art, museums, and the Legion of Honor, intended to help make your first visit a pleasant and memorable experience.

 

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Organ Concert by Angela Kraft Cross

Skinner Organ
July 11, 2015 - 4:00pm5:00pm

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:

July 11, 2015 - 4:00pm

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