Martin Chapman is curator in charge of European Decorative Arts and Sculpture for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Renée Dreyfus is the curator in charge of ancient art and interpretation at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
This single-gallery installation features 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes by Henri Matisse from the internationally acclaimed collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, joined by four important paintings and drawings from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums. The exhibition traces four decades of Matisse's career, from a still life inspired by Paul Cézanne to his richly patterned depictions of interiors.
Featuring 100 works drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States, this major retrospective promises to be a revelation for those yet to discover the vibrant artistic personality of Sweden's master painter. The peripatetic Zorn matched the Impressionists in Paris as a chronicler of modern life, while in America he rivaled John Singer Sargent as a sought-after portraitist of glittering high society and in his homeland of Sweden he captured his native folk culture and the Nordic landscape.
Celebrate Lucia Day at the Legion, a holiday that is typically celebrated on December 13 and is one of Sweden’s foremost cultural traditions.
Moderated by James A. Ganz, Curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this daylong series of discussions and lectures will bring experts together to talk about the work and life of Anders Zorn. Topics to be explored include Zorn's house and family, his watercolors, how his work relates to John Singer Sargent's, and more.
The afternoon lectures will begin with a choral performance led by Ragnar Bohlin, director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus.
Discover the history and elegance of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses, built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister. Constructed in the Palladian style by architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell and decorated by the influential designer William Kent, it has survived through the centuries in a remarkably well-preserved state.
L: William Kent, architectural drawing for the Marble Parlour at Houghton Hall, ca. 1730. Black and brown ink and brown wash on paper. Collection of Marquess of Cholmondeley, Houghton Hall. R: John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Sybil, Countess Rocksavage, later Marchioness of Cholmondeley, 1913. Oil on canvas. Marquess of Cholmondeley, Houghton Hall. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library
Intimate Impressionism, on view at the Legion of Honor from March 29 through August 3, 2014, showcases approximately 70 Impressionist and Post-Impressionist landscapes, seascapes, still lifes, interiors, and portraits, from the collections of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
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This exhibition is organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The presentation at the Legion of Honor is made possible by:
Clare C. McEvoy Charitable Remainder Unitrust and Jay D. McEvoy Trust
Diane B. Wilsey
Mrs. George F. Jewett
The Estate of Harriet E. Lang
Anne G. McWilliams
The Selz Foundation, Inc.
The Wurzel Trust
Sonja and Bill Davidow
Rajnikant and Helen Desai
Greta R. Pofcher
Mary Barbara and Andrea Schultz
David A. Wollenberg
L: Auguste Renoir, Madame Henriot, ca. 1876. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of the Adele R. Levy Fund, Inc. R: Paul Cézanne, Still Life with Milk Jug and Fruit, c. 1900. Oil on canvas. National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of the Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman