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Thomas B. Campbell, Director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums, has said that Peter Paul Rubens had a “Tarantino-like taste for the macabre.” Rubens’s interest in dark subject matter is especially evident in his riveting Head of Medusa in...
Peter Paul Rubens’s colossal painting Daniel in the Lions’ Den (ca. 1614/1616) made it to the Legion of Honor for the special exhibition Early Rubens. The work is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C...
In this edition of Transits, a series that looks at the movement of art in the Museums’ galleries, we’re highlighting three paintings by Peter Paul Rubens. These works, usually on view in Gallery 14 at the Legion of Honor, were installed in the...
Thanks to a generous grant from the 2017 Bank of America Conservation Project, Morris Louis’s painting No. 11 (1961) has undergone major conservation treatment. Louis (American, 1912–1962) is widely acclaimed for his influential style that...
The ongoing installation, Native Artists of Western North America, spans over one thousand years of artistic expression. It encompasses diverse peoples and places and provides a glimpse of the natural, cultural, and spiritual worlds of these Native...
The ongoing installation, Native Artists of Western North America, spans over one thousand years of artistic expression. It encompasses diverse peoples and places and provides a glimpse of the natural, cultural, and spiritual worlds of these Native...