Our doors may be closed, but we are motivated to forge ahead knowing that our community needs the solace and inspiration of art more than ever.
You have reached our new landing page for online offerings. Here, we have collected our favorite articles about the collections and exhibitions, videos about conservation, interviews with curators—all to let you Museum from Home.
Miss an event? You can always access our previous chats and sessions here.
Explore: Rodin at the Legion of Honor
His work greets visitors as soon as they arrive at the museum; his massive statue The Thinker dominates the Court of Honor.
Highlight: Vigee Le Brun’s Portraits
The painter fled the French Revolution. Once abroad, she confronted a new reality, and a new type of patroness.
Pillows: Part symbol, part propaganda, perhaps never slept in
Learn more about the newly installed Talleyrand Bed, a state bed commissioned in times of conflict.
Spark: Curiosity Resources
Resources focused on essential skills such as observation, wonder, analysis, and reflection.
Preserve: John Roddam Spencer Stanhope’s “Love and the Maiden”
This masterpiece offers an instructive lens into the Pre-Raphaelites’ materials and techniques as well as those of the earlier artists who inspired them.
Inspire: Artwork from our Decorative Art and Contemporary Collections
“Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique (Native Peoples of the Pacific Ocean)” is believed to be one of the first panoramic wallpapers ever created—it inspired artist Lisa Reihana.
Meditate: With Saint Francis on Virtue and Humanity
What quiet truths can be learnt from a recent acquisition?
Hike: Hadrian’s Wall with A Curator of Ancient Art
Visit this stone and turf fortification built by the Roman Empire to stop attacks by Scottish tribes.
Watch: Unwrapping the Secrets of Hatason
A mummy from our collection was taken to Stanford University School of Medicine's department of radiology to be CT scanned.
Be Dazzled: The Salon Doré
The renovated Salon Doré is a truly groundbreaking museum display that sets a new standard for American period rooms.
Youtube: A Playlist of Symposia and Lectures
We host an active schedule of scholarly discussions. Explore previous events here.
Frame: Keeping Art Safe and Also Works of Art
In this episode, in-house experts talk about the special relationship between a painting and its frame.
Pageturners: Artist Books
The Reva and David Logan Collection at the Legion of Honor holds more than 400 books.
Wonder: What Surprises You When You Travel?
Jane Williams, Director of Conservation, traveled to Margate, England to the Turner Contemporary and discovered the aurora borealis along the way.
Discover: 1906 Earthquake Photography
While many of his photographs beautifully document the city in ruins, Arnold Genthe’s best images centered on candid portrayals of the people of San Francisco.
Download: New Zoom Backgrounds
Impress in your next digital meeting, and show your support of the Legion of Honor.
Make Connections: Between Our Collection and The Louvre’s
Elise Effman Clifford, our Head Conservator of Paintings, recounts her courier trip to Paris.