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Symposium: "The Salon Doré: French 18th-Century Interiors and the American Museum"

conservation treatment of a large mirror
April 5, 2014 - 9:45am5:15pm

As the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor reopens after an extensive renovation project, join us for a daylong symposium dedicated to exploring the idea of the Salon Doré and the Parisian hôtel.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the symposium are sold out. Tune in online here on April 5 at 9:45 am for a live stream of the event, viewable in the player below.

Family Day: Matisse and the Artist Book

Matisse Book
February 8, 2014 - 11:00am4:45pm

Matisse Family Day celebration in conjunction with Matisse from SFMOMA and Matisse and the Artist Book

GALLERY 10
11 am–1 pm
Art making activities for all: Make your own artist book
Artist demonstration with paper artist Sara Burgess

noon–3 pm
Live chamber music featuring Friction Quartet in partnership with the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music 

4–4:45 pm
Organ concert featuring music of the Matisse era

Docent Lecture: "Rembrandt's Century", by Jim Kohn

Lambert Doomer, Salt Flats at Le Croisic, and Rembrandt van Rijn, Self-Portrait Drawing at a Window
February 4, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Drawing largely from the Fine Arts Museums' collection of works on paper, this lecture examines a wide range of artworks from the 17th century, focusing on a generous selection of etchings by Rembrandt van Rijn. The lecture also explores Rembrandt's predecessors and his followers, who produced virtuosic engravings, etchings, ink drawings, watercolors, and more.

Organ Concerts

organ player
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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 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:

Masters of Fire: The Copper Age in the Holy Land

June 28, 2014January 4, 2015

The Chalcolithic period (Copper-Stone Age, ca. 5500–3500 BC) was an era of great social and technological development. Long before the pyramids were built in Egypt and writing was introduced in Mesopotamia, people in the Southern Levant—dwelling in the lands that today include Israel, Jordan, and their surrounding areas—were the first in the region to create metallurgy, temples, elaborate textiles, cash crops for export, and stratified societies.

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This exhibition is organized by the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and the Israel Antiquities Authority in collaboration with The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

President’s Circle

The Francis Goldsmith Exhibition Fund

Patron’s Circle

Anita and Ronald Wornick.

Additional support from the Richard B. Gump Trust and the Kershaw Family Trust.

Ritual Hoard of Copper Objects

Ritual hoard of copper objects from the Cave of the Treasure, Nahal Mishmar, present-day Israel, Late Chalcolithic period (4500–3500 BC). Copper. Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Masters of Fire

Docent Tour: Three Masterpieces in Thirty Minutes

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Join a museum docent for a quick tour of museum masterworks. Tours begin promptly in the Rotunda.

Matisse and the Artist Book

January 11, 2014October 12, 2014

Henri Matisse was 60 years old when he began to create original illustrations for livres d’artiste (artists’ books). By the time of his death, 25 years later, he had produced designs for 14 fully illustrated books, several of which are considered 20th-century masterpieces of the genre. View seven of these rare books, including Poésies (1932) and Pasiphaé (1944), in conjunction with the special exhibition Matisse from SFMOMA at the Legion of Honor.

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

Henri Matisse, frontispiece in the book Pasiphaé: Chant de Minos (Les Crétois) by H. de Montherlant (Paris: Martin Fabiana, 1944). Linocut on Japan paper. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books. Art © Succession H. Matisse/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

The Poetry of Parmigianino's "Schiava Turca"

July 26, 2014October 5, 2014

A loan from the Galleria nazionale di Parma in Parma, Italy, provides a rare opportunity for viewing Parmigianino’s masterpiece La schiava turca (ca. 1532). Heralded as an originator of Mannerism, Parmigianino developed an expressive style with elongated forms that was also indebted to the work of Raphael and Michelangelo.

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The Poetry of Parmigianino’s “Schiava Turca” is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and The Frick Collection in collaboration with the Foundation for Italian Art & Culture (FIAC). The presentation at the Legion of Honor is made possible by a lead sponsorship from the Frances K. and Charles D. Field Foundation, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Field, for which the Fine Arts Museums are most grateful.

Schiava Turca

Francesco Mazzola, known as Parmigianino, Portrait of a Young Woman, called Schiava turca, ca. 1532. Oil on panel. Galleria Nazionale di Parma. Photograph © Ministry of National Heritage, Culture, and Tourism

La Schiava Turca

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