Donor Opening Reception: “The Early Celebrity of Peter Paul Rubens”
Peter Paul Rubens, “The Tribute Money”, ca. 1612. Oil on panel, 56 3/4 x 74 3/4 in. (144.1 x 189.9 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, M.H. de Young Art Trust Fund, 44.11
Leadership Circle, Patrons Circle, and exhibition sponsors are invited to the opening celebration of The Early Celebrity of Peter Paul Rubens, featuring behind-the-scenes highlights with Kirk Nickel, assistant curator of European Paintings in the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater. Guests enjoy a cocktail reception and preview the exhibition before it opens to the public, celebrating the most innovative period of production for one of the most prodigious artists and extraordinary figures of the seventeenth century. Rubens came to dominate Flemish painting through a series of social and artistic choices that laid the groundwork for his international fame and established a visual style that would guide ambitious painters for generations to come.
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Invitations to this event are a benefit for exhibition sponsors and Fellow level donors and above. Invitations will be mailed to current eligible donors. To RSVP, email eventsLH@famsf.org or call (415) 750-3593.
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