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Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
August 25, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is an interactive program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care giver to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially-trained docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
August 9, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is an interactive program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care giver to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required! Specially-trained docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
June 30, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is an interactive program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care giver to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially-trained docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
June 30, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

Artful Discoveries is an interactive program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care giver to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required!  Specially-trained docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the galleries.

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

Gallery F
November 19, 2016January 29, 2017

Read My Pins presents a remarkable range of more than 200 pins and brooches from the personal collection of Madeleine Albright. The majority of these pieces were collected and worn during Albright’s service as US Ambassador to the United Nations (1993–1997) and as the first female Secretary of State (1997–2001), under President Bill Clinton. The assortment is eclectic, international, and representative of nearly a century of jewelry design.

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Ticket Information 

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 Museum of Arts and Design.

This exhibition is being presented in San Francisco with appreciation to the following sponsors: Katie Albright and Jake Schatz, Dagmar Dolby, Ambassador James Hormel, Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis and Markos Kounalakis, Laura and Gary Lauder, Jillian Manus, Diane L. Morris, Diana Nelson and John, Atwater, Barbro and Bernard Osher, and the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund. Additional support is provided by the Susie Tompkins Buell Fund. Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by Bren Simon. Support for the catalogue has been provided by St. John Knits.

Secretary of state Diamond Eagle, circa 1890

Secretary of state Diamond Eagle, circa 1890. Designer: Unknown. Photography: John Bigelow Taylor

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France

ROSEKRANS COURT, SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERIES 20B-E
October 8, 2016January 29, 2017

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France is the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the Le Nain brothers—Antoine (ca. 1598–1648), Louis (ca. 1600/1605–1648) and Mathieu (ca. 1607–1677). The presentation features more than forty of the brothers’ works to highlight the Le Nains’ full artistic production, and is organized in conjunction with the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Musée du Louvre-Lens in France.

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Ticket Information 

Audio guides: $8 General | $7 Members

Ticket 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, the Kimbell Art Museum, and Musée du Louvre-Lens. Presenting Sponsor: Diane B. Wilsey. Curator’s Circle: The Bernard Osher Foundation. Conservator's Circle: Mr. Lionel Sauvage. Benefactor’s Circle: Phoebe Cowles and Robert Girard.

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

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

Louis Le Nain, Peasants before a House, ca. 1640

Le Nain, Peasants before a House, ca. 1640. Oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 26 5/8 in. FAMSF, Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1941.7

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France

Docent Lecture: "The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine", by Charlotte Read

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC
June 25, 2016 -
2:30pm3:30pm

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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