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Docent Tour: Fit for a King: European Decorative Arts

June 1, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
June 7, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
June 14, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
June 21, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
June 28, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
July 5, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
July 12, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
July 19, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
July 26, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
August 2, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
August 9, 2011 -
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August 16, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
August 23, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
August 30, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
September 6, 2011 -
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September 13, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
September 20, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm
September 27, 2011 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Tours meet in the Rotunda.

Paper Conservation

Located at the Legion of Honor, the paper conservation laboratory handles the preservation and conservation needs of close to 100,000 prints, drawings, photographs and books in the Museums’ collection. Caring for such varied works of art presents unique challenges and requires varied treatments. The scale of conservation efforts ranges from working under the microscope consolidating paint on an Indian miniature to devising the best way way to display a 17-foot contemporary photograph.

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Paintings Conservation

Located at the de Young Museum, the Sardegna Paintings Conservation Center is devoted to the preservation, study and treatment of the nearly two thousand paintings in the European and American Art Departments and their frames. From the reduction of a yellowed varnish from a 17th-century Italian painting to the reattachment of flaking paint on an early American portrait or the removal of a grime layer on a 20th-century abstract work, the conservation treatment activities of the department are as varied as the paintings in the collection.

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The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy

August 20, 2011January 1, 2012

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy consists of 37 sculptures from the tomb of John the Fearless (1371–1419), the second duke of Burgundy. His elaborate tomb, once housed at a monastery on the outskirts of Dijon, is now one of the centerpieces of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. The exhibition draws almost entirely from the collection of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon.

Preview the sculptures in 360º and 3D at www.themourners.org.

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Entry to The Mourners is included with Legion of Honor general admission.

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy has been organized by the Dallas Museum of Art and the Musée des Beaux Arts de Dijon, under the auspices of FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange).

FRAME

The exhibition is supported by a leadership gift from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation.

Major corporate sponsorship is provided by Bank of the West – Member BNP Paribas Group.

Bank of the West

Additional support is provided by the Florence Gould Foundation, the Eugene McDermott Foundation, Connie Goodyear Baron, and Boucheron.

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

Education programs held in conjunction with the exhibition are part of the FRAME Annenberg Education Project. Support for the FRAME Annenberg Education Project is provided by the Annenberg Foundation through FRAME, the French Regional and American Museum Exchange.

The San Francisco presentation is supported by The Brown Foundation.

Mourners

Ed Ruscha Archive

Ed Ruscha (American, b. 1937). Standard Station (detail), 1966. Color screenprint. Printed by Art Krebs, Los Angeles, published by Audrey Sabol, Villanova, Pennsylvania. Museum purchase, Mrs. Paul L. Wattis Fund, 2000.131.5.1

For more than forty years, Ed Ruscha (b. Omaha, Nebraska, 1937) has been an influential figure in postwar American painting and one of contemporary art’s most significant graphic artists. In October 2000 the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announced the acquisition of Ruscha’s complete graphic archive: 325 editioned prints and approximately 800 working proofs (color proofs, trial proofs, cancellation proofs). The archive has grown considerably since this initial acquisition, which was funded by the generosity of Mrs. Paul L.

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The Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (German, 1880–1938). Umbra Vitae: Nachgelassene Gedichte (detail) by Georg Heym (Munich: Kurt Wolff Verlag, 1924). Book with 47 color woodcuts. Printed by Spamerschen Buchdruckerei, Leipzig, published by Kurt Wolff Verlag, Munich. Gift of the Reva and David Logan Foundation, 1998.40.64.1-47

Over the course of forty years, Chicago collectors Reva and David Logan assembled one of the most important private collections of modern artist illustrated books, which they gave to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco beginning in 1998. They began their collection with the purchase of Joan Miró’s classic book, À toute épreuve by Paul Éluard (Geneva: Gérald Cramer, 1958), which they spotted while browsing through a photography catalog in the 1970s.

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Crown Point Press Archive

Richard Diebenkorn (American, 1922–1993). Green (detail), 1986. Color aquatint, spit bite aquatint, soap ground aquatint, and drypoint. Printed by Marcia Bartholme, published by Crown Point Press, San Francisco. Crown Point Press Archive, gift of Crown Point Press. 1991.28.1274

Acquired in 1991, the Crown Point Press Archive located at the Legion of Honor contains one impression (usually Artist’s Proof 6) from every print edition published by Crown Point Press as well as many proofs from editions printed, but not published, by the Press since its inception in 1962 to the present day. Also included in the archive are unique materials including artist’s preparatory sketches, notes, working proofs, blocks, and plates.

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Organ Concert

July 2, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
July 3, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
July 9, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
July 10, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
July 16, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
July 17, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
July 23, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
July 24, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
July 30, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
July 31, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
August 6, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
August 7, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
August 13, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
August 14, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
August 20, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
August 21, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
August 27, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
August 28, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
September 3, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
September 4, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
September 10, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
September 11, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
September 17, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
September 18, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
September 24, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
September 25, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
October 1, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
October 2, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
October 8, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
October 9, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
October 15, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
October 16, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
October 22, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
October 23, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
October 29, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
October 30, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
November 5, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
November 6, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
November 12, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
November 13, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
November 19, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
November 20, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
November 26, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
November 27, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
December 3, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
December 4, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
December 10, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
December 11, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm
December 17, 2011 -
4:00pm4:45pm

 

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 every Saturday and Sunday at 4 p.m., except when the museum is closed.

November 5 and 6
David Hegarty plays a pops concert, including light classics and favorites from Hollywood and Broadway.

November 11
Enjoy a special Veterans Day concert with David Hegarty at 4 p.m.

November 12 and 13
Robert Gurney plays works by Sousa, Berlin, and Karg-Elert.

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