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Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
December 13, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family member or care giver. Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance 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 galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
October 27, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family member or care giver. Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance 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 galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
October 11, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family member or care giver. Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance 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 galleries.

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

ROSEKRANS COURT, SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERIES 20B-F
June 24, 2017September 24, 2017

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade is a groundbreaking exhibition featuring 60 Impressionist paintings and pastels, including key works by Degas—many never before exhibited in the United States—as well as those by Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Mary Cassatt, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and 40 exquisite examples of period hats.

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Ticket Information 

Adults $25, seniors 65+ $20, students with current ID $16, youth 6–17 $10, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

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This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the Saint Louis Art Museum. Presenting Sponsor: John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn and Diane B. Wilsey. Patron’s Circle: Marion Moore Cope.

The catalogue is published with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment for Publications.

Edgar Degas, The Millinery Shop, 1879–1886

Edgar Degas, The Millinery Shop, 1879–1886. Oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 43 5/8 in. (100 x 110.7 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection, 1933.428

Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

Monet: The Early Years

ROSEKRANS COURT, SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERIES 20B-F
February 25, 2017May 29, 2017

Monet: The Early Years will be the first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of Claude Monet’s (French, 1840–1926) career. Through approximately sixty paintings, the exhibition demonstrates the radical invention that marked the artist’s development during the formative years of 1858 to 1872. In this period the young painter developed his unique visual language and technique, creating striking works that manifested his interest in painting textures and the interplay of light upon surfaces.

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Ticket Information 

Premium $55, Member Premium $35, Adults $35, seniors 65+ $30, students with current ID $26, youth 6–17 $20, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Member Tickets

Your membership level determines the total number of tickets you can reserve (Individual and discounted levels: 2 tickets per day; Family/Dual, Contributing, Supporting, Sustaining: 4 tickets per day; Friend level and higher: 12 tickets per day). Additional tickets beyond your free allotment may be purchased at the non-member price.

This exhibition is organized by the Kimbell Art Museum in collaboration with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Presenting Sponsors: John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn, the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, and Diane B. Wilsey. Conservator’s Circle: Mrs. Carole McNeil. Benefactor’s Circle: Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund, and Lucinda B. Watson. Patron’s Circle: George and Marie Hecksher, Mrs. Anne G. McWilliams, and David A. Wollenberg. Additional support is provided by Mrs. George Hopper Fitch, Carol Nelson and Kathryn Urban, the Michael M. Peacock Foundation, Marianne H. Peterson, and Andrea and Mary Barbara Schultz.

The exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Claude Monet, La Grenouillère, 1869

Claude Monet, La Grenouillère, 1869. Oil on canvas, 29 3/8 x 39 1/4 in. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (29.100.112). Image: www.metmuseum.org

Monet: The Early Years

Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation

Galleries 8,10,12
January 28, 2017April 9, 2017

Marking the centenary of Auguste Rodin’s death in 1917, the Legion of Honor will present a completely new installation of its extraordinary Rodin holdings in Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation. Approximately 50 objects in bronze, marble, and plaster—all from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s permanent collection—will be presented in a new context.

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Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission to the museum.

Adults $15, seniors 65+ $10, students with current ID $6, members and youth 17 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Presenting Sponsor: John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn.

Auguste Rodin, The Age of Bronze (detail), ca. 1875–1877

Auguste Rodin, The Age of Bronze (detail), ca. 1875–1877. Bronze, 71 1/2 x 21 1/4 x 25 1/2 in. (181.6 x 54 x 64.8 cm). FAMSF, Gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, 1940.141

Rodin Centenary

Guest Lecture: "Mount Stuart" by Alice Martin

Interior at Mount Stuart, Isle of Bute
October 1, 2016 - 2:00pm

Today's talk explores the history and collections of one of the world’s great undiscovered treasure houses, Mount Stuart, on the Isle of Bute. The island has been the home of the Stuarts of Bute since the granting of the lands by King Robert the II of Scotland in the year 1400 and the gothic masterpiece that is Mount Stuart is the repository of over 660 years of history and collecting. Home to a vast archive as well as collections of furniture, decorative arts, silver, textiles, as well as a world class art collection, there is a lot to discover.

Docent Lecture: "Thirty Minute Spotlight: Legendary Stories Behind the Legion of Honor", by Virginia Ernster

Legion of Honor
August 2, 2016 -
1:00pm1:30pm

This brief talk relays the history of the Legion of Honor that are tall but true. They involve a benefactress who was a force of nature (Alma Spreckels), as well as a prince in Paris, a self-proclaimed emperor, a pioneer of modern dance, San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, a former cemetery-turned-golf course, and more—not to mention great art!

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