Debussy Birthday Bash with Classical Revolution

August 22, 2010 - 12:00pm2:00pm

Classical Revolution presents a Debussy Birthday Bash with a program featuring:
Syrinx for Solo Flute (1913)
Sonata for Harp, Flute, and Viola (1915)
Danses Sacrée et Profane for Harp and String Quartet (1904)
String Quartet in G minor, opus 10 (1893)

Marina Roznitovsky, harp; Dorothy Wu, flute; Rachel Noyes, violin; Jory Fankuchen, violin; Charith Premawardhana, viola; Samsun van Loon, cello; Alden F. Cohen, bass.

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Artist Demonstration by Javier Manrique

August 15, 2010 - 12:00pm3:30pm

During the era revealed in the special exhibition Impressionist Paris: City of Light, photography was making an impact on the way images were being reproduced and seen. Displaced as the industry standard for reproductive purposes, printmaking was then freed up to find a new place as an art form. Photographer and printmaker Javier Manrique demonstrates the basic principles of printmaking in an interactive process and presents samples of his printmaking techniques. Demonstration in Gallery 12.

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"The Cinema of Lights," with Jan Wahl

July 31, 2010 - 2:00pm3:30pm

Inspired by Impressionist art from the Musée d’Orsay, film critic and historian Jan Wahl presents the best of scenes of Paris in the movies. In her career as San Francisco’s favorite movie reviewer and film historian, Jan Wahl has interviewed them all from Gregory Peck to Ben Affleck and Meryl Streep to Renee Zellweger.
Emmy winning producer, entertainment reporter and film critic, Jan Wahl wears many hats. San Francisco turns to Wahl for the scoop on Hollywood, celebrities and film lore and history.

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Docent Lecture: California Palace of the Legion of Honor: The Rest of the Story

July 6, 2010 - 1:00pm
Learn what makes our very own California Palace of the Legion of Honor the most beautifully situated museum in the country; the story behind the museum’s benefactress Alma de Bretteville Spreckels; and how this building and its collections reflect Spreckels’s love of France.

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Revolution Quartet

July 18, 2010 - 12:00pm2:00pm

Revolution Quartet plays music from French Impressionists.

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809), String Quartet No. 39 in F♯ minor Op. 50, No. 4 (1787)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791), String Quartet No. 14 in G major ("Spring"), K. 387 (1782)
Maurice Ravel (1875–1937),, String Quartet in F major (1903)

Jory Frankuchen, violin; Anthony Blea, violin; Charith Premawardhana, viola; Lewis Patzner, cello.

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Rembrandt to Thiebaud: A Decade of Collecting Works on Paper

June 23, 2007October 7, 2007
The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, founded in 1948 by Moore and Hazel Achenbach, is the Fine Arts Museums’ department of prints, drawings, and photographs. It is the largest American museum collection of its kind west of Chicago; works range from the Renaissance to contemporary art and also include Asian art. Over the past decade the department has acquired more than 6,600 works on paper through gift and purchase. There has not been an opportunity to exhibit many of them until now.

Surrealism: Selections from the Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books

September 15, 2007January 6, 2008
Although the term Surrealism was coined by the writer Guillaume Apollinaire in 1917, it was André Breton who formalized a movement around the term beginning in 1924. Breton asserted the centrality of automatism, submission to the subconscious, as the means to Surrealist expression. Found or random objects, textures, and imagery were central to Surrealism, as was the acceptance of dreams as worthy subject matter.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973), "Buste de Femme à la Chaise," frontispiece, in the book Anthologie de l'humour noir by André Breton (Paris: Editions du Sagittaire, 1940), 1940


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