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Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Jim Kohn

Houghton Hall
January 11, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

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Docent Lecture: "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House", by Ellen Harden

Houghton Hall exterior view
January 6, 2015 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Old-master paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the collection of the Marquess of Cholmondeley travel for the first time from one of England's greatest country estates. Houghton Hall was built in the early 1700s by Sir Robert Walpole, considered England's first prime minister and an ancestor of the current marquess. From portraits by William Hogarth, Sir Joshua Reynolds, and John Singer Sargent to exquisite examples of Sèvres porcelain, rare pieces of R. J. & S.

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Docent Lecture: "Gustave Courbet: A Rebel on the Road to Impressionism", by Rita Dunlay

Courbet painting of the ocean
December 2, 2014 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Courbet, who called himself "the most arrogant man in France," forged his career in mid-19th-century Paris by rebelling against the artistic traditions of the French Academy and its annual Salon. His dedication to painting everyday life and his innovations in style and technique led to one of the great revolutions in European art—the new painting style of the Impressionists.

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El Greco in San Francisco

Gallery 5
November 19, 2014February 28, 2015

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of painter El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos, 1541–1614), rediscover three paintings by this enduringly popular artist from the Fine Arts Museums’ holdings. Hung together for the first time in over a decade, El Greco’s Saint Francis Venerating the Crucifix (ca. 1595), Saint John the Baptist (ca. 1600), and Saint Peter (ca. 1605–1610) are supplemented by a selection of drawings by the Spanish-born painter Jusepe de Ribera (1591–1652) from the Museums’ Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts.

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

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 6–17 $6, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

El Greco, Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1600. Oil on canvas. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, museum purchase, funds from various donors, 46.7

El Greco, Saint John the Baptist, ca. 1600. Oil on canvas. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, museum purchase, funds from various donors, 46.7

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