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Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

October 29, 2011February 12, 2012

Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power is a worldwide exclusive presentation of 50 paintings by Venetian painters Titian, Giorgione, Veronese, Tintoretto, Mantegna, and more, primarily from the sixteenth century, all on loan from the Gemäldegalerie of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Featured are outstanding examples of the work of these artists that were collected by the archdukes and emperors of the Habsburg family, which are among the most celebrated holdings in the collections of the Gemäldegalerie.

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Ticket Information 

Admission prices: adults $20, seniors 65+ $17, students with current ID $16, youths 6–17 $10, members and children 5 and under free.

Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking and discounted rates. For additional information please contact the group sales office at groupsales@famsf.org or by calling 415.750.3620.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with the Gemäldegalerie of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna.

Major Patron

Penny and James George Coulter
San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums

Patrons

Athena and Timothy Blackburn
William G. Irwin Charity Foundation

Sponsors

T. Robert and Katherine Burke
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
Mrs. James K. McWilliams
Greta R. Pofcher

Education programs presented in conjunction with the exhibition are sponsored by Wells Fargo and the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Wells Fargo

Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt: Conceptual Color in Print

October 17, 2009March 7, 2010

Donald Judd was a major figure in the Minimalist art movement in the 1960s when he and others sought to create a depersonalized art in which the physical properties of space, scale, and materials were explored as phenomena of interest on their own. Judd’s use of color in three print series dating from 1988 to 1993 are on view along with a recent acquisition, Untitled (1993). Judd’s prints are compared and contrasted with prints by his peer, Sol LeWitt.

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Art and Power in the Central African Savanna

June 20, 2009October 11, 2009

This exhibition explores the political and religious power of nearly 60 sculptures created by artists of four Central African cultures: the Luba, Songye, Chokwe, and Luluwa. Carved primarily from wood, these power figures act as containers for magical organic ingredients and serve purposes both religious and political. According to traditional beliefs, the figures mediate between the human and spirit worlds to insure a healthy birth, successful hunt, or triumph over an enemy. A fully-illustrated catalogue by leading expert Constantine Pedridis accompanies the exhibition.

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Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay

May 22, 2010September 6, 2010

Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay puts forth nearly 100 works by the famous masters who called France their home during the mid-19th century and from whose midst arose one of the most original and recognizable of all artistic styles, Impressionism.

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Birth of Impressionism
Left: James Abbott McNeil Whistler, Arrangement in Gray and Black No. 1; Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, 1871. Center: Édouard Manet, The Fifer (detail), 1866. Right: Edgar Degas, The Dancing Lesson (detail), 1873-1876. All photos ©RMN (Musée d’Orsay)/Hervé Lewandowski

I Heart Art Celebration

Photo of I Heart Art activity journal
September 21, 2014 - 10:00am12:00pm

Families with children of all ages are invited to celebrate the launch of I Heart Art: Guided Activities to Draw, Color, and Design!, the Museums’ first activity journal for kids!  Join us for fun art making activities in Wilsey Court and interactive, kid-friendly tours exploring featured  masterworks  from the permanent collection. This event is sponsored by co-publisher, Galison/Mudpuppy, and offered at no charge - just your creativity is required!

September 21, 2014 - 10:00am

Art after School for First Graders

children making art
October 15, 2014 - 4:00pm5:30pm

Art after School offers an in-depth exploration of world cultures through the museum’s extensive collections of art from Africa, Mesoamerica, Oceania, and North America.  Through careful observation and engaging art activities, students explore the connections between the visual arts, language arts, and social studies.

Wednesday, October 15 & 22
4-5:30 pm. Classes meets twice.  

October 15, 2014 - 4:00pm

Doing and Viewing Art

children making art
October 25, 2014 - 12:30pm2:00pm

Ages 4-12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

10–11:30 am: General public
12:30–2 pm: Museum members only

October 25: Shaping Abstraction

Upcoming

October 25, 2014 - 12:30pm

Doing and Viewing Art

children making art
October 25, 2014 - 10:00am11:30am

Ages 4-12. Family tours are followed by related hands-on art projects led by professional artists. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult. 

10–11:30 am: General public
12:30–2 pm: Museum members only

October 25: Shaping Abstraction

Upcoming

October 25, 2014 - 10:00am

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