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New Eugène Delacroix Work Joins the Legion of Honor Galleries


Portrait of Charles de Verninac by Eugène Delacroix

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce the acquisition of the Portrait of Charles de Verninac, by Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798–1863). This is the first painting by the artist to enter the Museums’ collection, which strengthens the institution’s holdings of French Romantic paintings of the early nineteenth century.

Sun, 02/01/2015
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Chamber Music: Friction Quartet

Friction Quartet
March 14, 2015 - 12:00pm3:00pm

The Fine Arts Museums, in partnership with San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music, presents live music performances by Friction Quartet in celebration of the opening of the special exhibition High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.

Set times include:

12–12:45 pm
1:15–2 pm
2:30–3 pm

Members include: Kevin Rogers, violin; Otis Harriel, violin; Taija Warbelow, viola; and Doug Machiz, cello.

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Tapestries and Armor

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January 17, 2015June 21, 2015

Tapestries and Armor is a permanent collection rotation featuring three tapestries from the Triumph of Seven Virtues series, from the Museum’s textiles holdings, along with two suits of armor from the collection of European decorative 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.

tapestries and armor rotation

Image by Jorge Bachman

tapestries and armor rotation

Docent Tour: "High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection"

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Explore the glamour of one of the world’s preeminent costume collections, whose fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century.

May 3, 2015 - 1:30pm

Docent Tour: "High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection"

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Explore the glamour of one of the world’s preeminent costume collections, whose fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century.

May 3, 2015 - 11:30am

Docent Lecture: "Women Sculpted, Women Sculptors—From Object to Artist", by Mina Shea

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March 3, 2015 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Since the mid-19th century, American women have pursued careeers in sculpture that often looked to the past, but also brought powerful, new, and important voices to the medium. We will look at both sculptures of the female form and sculptures by women artists from the collection of the Fine Arts Museums.

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Guest Lecture: "The Origins of Mythic Representation in Greek Art", by Barry Powell

May 9, 2015 - 2:00pm3:30pm

When do we find the earliest myths in Greek art? This proves to be a difficult question for scholars because before figures are labeled, they are open to various interpretations. This lecture will trace myth in cultures predating Greece, in Mesopotamia and Egypt, and show how the representation of narrative in art is a Greek invention that accompanies the spread of alphabetic literacy.

Lecture by Barry Powell, Halls-Bascom Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

May 9, 2015 - 2:00pm

Guest Lecture: "Ancient Egyptian Masterpieces: Sculpture in Wood", by David Silverman

Seneb, the royal scribe, Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, early Dynasty 12, ca. 1938–1850 BC
March 21, 2015 - 2:00pm3:30pm

This lecture focuses on ancient Egyptian wooden sculpture, three-dimensional and in relief, highlighting its broad range of styles and quality, adaptability, and penchant for innovative styles. This presentation will form a context for the Museums’ recent acquisition of the exquisitely carved and painted statuette of Seneb—an unsurpassed example of the art of the Middle Kingdom in Egypt.

Ancient Art Council's Scherman Lecture by David Silverman, Eckley Brinton Coxe, Jr. Professor of Egyptology and Curator, Egyptian Section, University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.

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Guest Lecture: "Tracing the Life History of Objects at Pompeii", by J. Theodore Peña

February 21, 2015 - 2:00pm3:30pm

Little is known about how small and portable artifacts were acquired, used, and then discarded in ancient societies. Such humble objects were recovered by early excavations in various locations in Pompeii—including residences, market gardens, the surfaces of streets, and a trash dump located outside the fortified city walls. The detailed study of their condition sheds new light on the stories this excavated material tells us about life in an ancient Roman city.

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