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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!

Docent Tour: "Ceramics Through the Ages"

Jug, ca. 1765. Worcester Factory
July 1, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 8, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 15, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 22, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
July 29, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 5, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 12, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 19, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
August 26, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 2, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 9, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 16, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 23, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
September 30, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
October 7, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
October 14, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
October 21, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
October 28, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
November 4, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
November 11, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
November 18, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
November 25, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
December 2, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
December 9, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
December 16, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
December 23, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
December 30, 2016 -
12:30pm1:30pm
January 6, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
January 13, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
January 20, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
January 27, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
February 3, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
February 10, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
February 17, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
February 24, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 3, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 10, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 17, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 24, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm
March 31, 2017 -
12:30pm1:30pm

Tours begin in the Bowles Porcelain Gallery on the lower level of the museum.

Docent Lecture: "An Afternoon in the Salon Doré", by Marsha Holm

July 5, 2016 -
1:00pm1:30pm

Parisian salons were known for their conviviality and conversation in the 18th century, but there were strict guidelines about who could attend, the topics of conversation, and social graces.  Join us for an afternoon in the Salon Doré as we explore the mores and manners that dominated the decade prior to the French Revolution.  

Docent Lecture: "Thirty Minute Spotlight: Mummies! The Medicine, Myths, and Marvels of Ancient Egyptian Mummification", by Charlotte Read

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC
July 5, 2016 -
11:30am12:00pm

Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and conservators has learned more about how these embalmed individuals lived, died, and were prepared for the afterlife.

Docent Lecture: "Thirty Minute Spotlight: Mummies! The Medicine, Myths, and Marvels of Ancient Egyptian Mummification", by Charlotte Read

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC
July 23, 2016 -
2:30pm3:00pm

Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and conservators has learned more about how these embalmed individuals lived, died, and were prepared for the afterlife.

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