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Member Preview Days: Color into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Present

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Pastels in various colors scattered across

Wayne Thiebaud, Various Pastels (Pastel Scatter), 1972. Pastel on paper, 10 1/2 x 14 in. (26.6 x 35.5 cm). Private collection. © 2021 Wayne Thiebaud / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photograph by Randy Dodson, courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Join us on Thursday, October 7 and Friday, October 8, 9:30 am–5:15 pm, for our Member Preview Days of Color into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Present. Members at all levels are invited to attend. Space is limited; a timed ticket reservation is required.

Book your ticket to visit the Legion of Honor and see Color into Line before it opens to the public. Tickets include advance entry to Color into Line and admission to Wangechi Mutu: I Am Speaking, Are You Listening?, as well as all permanent collection galleries and special exhibitions at the Legion of Honor on the day of your visit. Reserve your spot today.

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About the Exhibition

Color into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Present presents a powerful selection of masterpiece drawings done with pastel, one of the most versatile and adaptable media in art history. Spanning from the Renaissance to more recent artistic experimentations—from Rosalba Carriera to Mary Cassatt and Edgar Degas to John Altoon and Wayne Thiebaud—the narrative highlights technical aspects with an emphasis on the design process behind the works. Drawn mostly from the Fine Arts Museums’ own holdings in the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, the Museums’ department of works on paper, the exhibition celebrates the artistry of pastel through the richness of the Bay Area art collections with selected loans from local private collections and public institutions.

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