Organ Concert

April 3, 2010 - 4:00pm5:00pm

Rodin Gallery (Gallery 10)

The Legion of Honor's Skinner organ is the world's only indoor/outdoor organ. View extraordinary art as you listen to a free concert.

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La Belle Vie at the Legion celebrates the Bowles Porcelain Collection with The Crucible, a lecture by Letitia Roberts, and a docent tour

June 27, 2010 - 12:00pm5:00pm
noon–3:00 p.m.
Artist demonstration in partnership with the Crucible.
1:00–2:00 p.m.
Docent tour of the newly reinstalled galleries.

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Curator Lecture: The Elephant and the Eiffel Tower

June 26, 2010 - 2:00pm3:00pm
Lecture by Jim Ganz, "The Elephant and the Eiffel Tower." Ganz will discuss the museum's newly acquired sepia print, Éléphantaisie, by Pierre Dubreuil, on view in the special exhibition, Impressionist Paris: City of Light, as well as the cultural icons featured in the print. Ganz is Curator for the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts and curator of the special exhibition.

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Docent Lecture: "The Garden: An Alfresco Studio for Impressionist Painters"

June 1, 2010 - 2:15pm3:00pm

Gould Theater

Docent Lecturer: Carol Nelson

The garden served as an inspiration to many Impressionists painters. Among the most enthusiastic gardeners were Gustave Caillebotte, Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, and Paul Cézanne. Which had come first—an interest in the garden or in painting—is not always easy to determine.


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

June 1, 2010 - 1:00pm1:50pm

Docent Lecturer: Rita Dunlay

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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