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Legion Articles

The work of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (1840–1917) lies at the heart of the Legion of Honor’s collection. The collection was assembled by the museum’s founder, Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, from 1915. She gathered a...
Gaze through gilded frames and into the past, to a world inspired by biblical and mythical tales. Witness these epic stories leap forth from massive paintings, and let yourself be swept away in the drama. Peter Paul Rubens (...
Gaze through gilded frames and into the past, to a world inspired by biblical and mythical tales. Witness these epic stories leap forth from massive paintings, and let yourself be swept away in the drama. Peter Paul Rubens (...
The Porcelain Gallery has been a much-loved component of the Legion of Honor for many years. A project initiated by the museums founder, Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, it shows an array of porcelain and pottery from England...
European Sculpture is one of the founding collections of the Legion of Honor. At the core is a series of masterworks by Auguste Rodin formed by Legion founder Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, the most famous of which, The...
European Decorative Arts have always been an essential component of the Legion of Honor. In addition to the collections formed by Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, the Legion founder secured donations of French eighteenth-...
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) was celebrated for his skillful handling of oil paint, his sensuous coloring, and his taut, action-packed depictions of dramatic narratives. The exhibition Early Rubens focuses on what...
Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) was celebrated for his skillful handling of oil paint, his sensuous coloring, and his taut, action-packed depictions of dramatic narratives. The exhibition Early Rubens focuses on what...
Overview This magnificent salon, a significant feature of the Legion of Honor’s holdings, represents one of the finest examples of French neoclassical interior architecture in a museum. Designed during the reign of Louis XVI...
The Museum has temporarily closed.Starting October 19, 2019, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will offer free general admission every Saturday for all residents of the Bay Area counties.Join us at the de Young and...

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