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Docent Lecture: "Music as Muse: Compositions in Art Inspired by Music", by Virginia Ernster

Georges de La Tour (manner of), Theophile Bigot (attributed to), Young Boy Singing
February 28, 2016 - 2:15pm

Music has been a major source of inspiration to artists throughout history, from Vermeer’s depictions of women with musical instruments, to Whistler’s “nocturnes”, to Kandinsky’s abstract “compositions.” Take a virtual tour of music-related works in the collections of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and beyond.

Docent Lecture: "Color! Shades of Meaning in Art", by Victoria Kirby

Wayne Thiebaud, Paint Cans
February 2, 2016 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Throughout human history, colors have been seen and responded to as both demonic and divine. This lecture tells the story of changing societal attitudes and beliefs about colors and how artists reflected these perceptions to relay messages and meanings about class, political persuasion, cultural issues, and even a person’s character.

Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Charlotte Read

Raphael (1483–1520), Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
February 7, 2016 -
2:15pm2:45pm

One of the most beguiling and enigmatic paintings ever made by the great Renaissance master Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, exemplifies ideal beauty in 16th century Florence. This talk examines the painting and explores the art world of the High Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, and many others.

Docent Lecture: "15-Minute Focus: Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn", by Marsha Holm

Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn
February 2, 2016 -
2:15pm2:45pm

One of the most beguiling and enigmatic paintings ever made by the great Renaissance master Raphael, Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn, exemplifies ideal beauty in 16th century Florence. This talk examines the painting and explores the art world of the High Renaissance, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, and many others.

Ancient Art at the Legion of Honor (6th Grade)

This curriculum guide seeks to expand student understanding of the cultural climates that stimulated the growth of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. As objects of personal devotion, displays of state power, or funerary implements, art played an important role in the development and organization of these cultures. Incorporating these lessons in your classroom will help enliven historical studies, foster interdisciplinary comprehension, and encourage students to recognize the direct influences of the past on the present.

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Wild West: Plains to the Pacific

ROSEKRANS COURT, SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERIES 20B-E
June 18, 2016September 11, 2016

Mined from the wide-ranging collections of the Fine Arts Museums, Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, historical artifacts, and ephemera in a thematic presentation that celebrates the abundance and diversity within the region’s physical environment.

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Tickets to Wild West: Plains to the Pacific at the Legion of Honor include same-day general admission to the de Young museum in Golden Gate Park. Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking, discounted tickets, and private tours. Learn more.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Benefactor’s Circle: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crocker.

Chiura Obata, Setting Sun on Sacramento Valley, California (detail), 1930
Eadweard Muybridge, Wm. H Seward, 85 Feet in Circumference. Mariposa Grove of Mammoth Trees, No. 51, 1872. Albumen silver print mounted to card stock, 16 15/16 x 21 9/16 in. (43 x 54.7 cm) (image). FAMSF, gift of Mrs. Raymond Perkins, 42854.1
Peter Hurd, A Ranch on the Plains, 1954. Tempera on hardboard, 29 3/4 x 47 1/8 in. (75.6 x 119.7 cm). FAMSF, gift of the California Brewing Company, 54.37

Chiura Obata, Setting Sun on Sacramento Valley, California (detail), 1930. Color woodcut, 15 5/8 x 10 15/16 in. (39.7 x 27.7 cm) (image). FAMSF, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 1963.30.3126.30 

Wild West: Plains to the Pacific
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