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Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests.
April 28, 2016 -
1:00pm2:15pm

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

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests.
April 12, 2016 -
1:00pm2:15pm

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 experience required! Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

Access Day - Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia

Pierre Bonnard, The Large Garden, 1895
February 22, 2016 -
10:00am3:00pm

Access Days feature extra blue parking spaces, extra seating inside and outside the exhibition, portable large-print editions of exhibition labels, docent-led tours, audio tours (free for visitors with low-vision or that are blind), and printed versions of the audio tour script. Wheelchairs, folding stools, ASL interpretation (request two weeks in advance), and materials in alternative formats are available upon request.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests.
February 25, 2016 -
1:00pm2:15pm

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 experience required!  Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Photo © FAMSF
February 9, 2016 -
1:00pm2:15pm

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

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests.
December 17, 2015 -
1:00pm2:15pm

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

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests.
December 8, 2015 -
1:00pm2:15pm

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

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

Young Boy Singing
November 8, 2015 -
2:15pm3:15pm

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 Legion of Honor, the de Young, and beyond.

Docent Lecture: "Ancient Luxury and the Roman Silver Treasure from Berthouville", by Clara Morrissey

Berthouville Treasure
November 21, 2015 -
1:00pm2:00pm

In 1830, a French famer plowing his field near the village of Berthouville, in rural Normandy, accidentally discovered a hoard of spectacular silver-gilt objects that were deliberately buried during antiquity. The items, all dated to the first or second century AD, were dedicated to the Roman god Mercury and collectively became known as the Berthouville Treasure.

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