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Docent Lecture: "American Chairs and American Sitters, 1670–1994," Dorothy Ann Nelson

Corner Chair, 1750
May 26, 2012 -
2:15pm3:00pm

American portraits tell us about our history and heritage; they also tell us about furniture. This lecture illustrates the history of chairs from 1670 to 1994 and reviews styles and designers, including Windsor, Chippendale, Belter, 19th-century revivals, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Eames.

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  

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Docent Lecture: "The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk," Julia Geist

Jean Paul Gaulter fishnet tights
May 26, 2012 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present the first major exhibition devoted to the celebrated French designer Jean Paul Gaultier. Dubbed fashion's enfant terrible, Gaultier catapulted into the fashion scene of the late 1970s, upending the status quo with his unconventional approach and deriving inspiration from television, film, music, and street culture.

 

 

 

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Art History Lecture: "Black or White: A Checklist for Looking at Photography," Corey Keller

May 10, 2012 -
1:00pm3:00pm

Keller is Associate Curator for Photography, SFMOMA.

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  

 

Join the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art; the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts; and a panel of experts for

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Art History Lecture: "Art of the Andes," Professor Carolyn Dean

May 10, 2012 -
10:00am12:00pm

Dean is Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture, UC Santa Cruz.

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  

 

Join the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art; the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts; and a panel of experts for

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Docent Lecture: "From Paper to Canvas: Connections between Achenbach Masterpieces and Fine Arts Museums Paintings," Jim Kohn

May 5, 2012 -
1:00pm2:00pm

Many surprises are revealed in comparing works on paper with those on canvas. The different media and techniques used to make drawings, etchings, woodcuts, prints, paintings, and sculptures result in fascinating differences in artistic expression.

 

 

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Art History Lecture: "An In-Depth Look at Tours for Low-Vision Visitors," Beth Berenson

de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park
May 3, 2012 -
1:00pm3:00pm

Berenson is Information and Resources Program Coordinator, Lighthouse for the Blind.

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  

 

Join the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art; the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts; and a panel of experts for

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Film Screening: "Breaking the Maya Code," David Lebrun

May 3, 2012 -
10:00am12:00pm

Based on the book Breaking the Maya Code by Michael D. Coe (London: Thames & Hudson Ltd., 2008)

Museum purchase, Dr. Leland A. and Gladys K. Barber Fund and American Art Trust Fund  

 

Join the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art; the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts; and a panel of experts for

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Members-Only 20%-Off Sale

May 5, 2012 -
9:30am4:30pm

Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5
9:30 am–4:30 pm (until 8:45 Friday at the de Young)

Members receive 20% off all regularly priced merchandise at all Museum Stores (proof of current membership required). Every purchase helps to support the collections and exhibitions of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

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Rembrandt’s Century

Herbst Exhibition Galleries
January 26, 2013June 2, 2013

Drawing largely from the world-renowned collection of works on paper in the Fine Arts Museums’ Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, this exhibition examines a wide range of artworks from the 17th century. Complementing the upcoming Girl with a Pearl Earring at the de Young, opening in January 2013, Rembrandt’s Century sheds light on a fascinating roster of artistic personalities, both famous and forgotten, of the late Mannerist and Baroque eras.

Location 
Ticket Information 

Adults $25, seniors 65+ $22, students with current ID $21, youths 6–17 $15, members and children 5 and under free.

Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking and private tours. Contact the group sales office at groupsales@famsf.org or 415.750.3620.

Includes admission to the Girl with a Pearl Earring exhibition, located in adjacent galleries.

Press Release 

The catalogue is published with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment for Publications.

Rembrandt's Century

Left: Lambert Doomer (Dutch, 1624–1700), Salt Flats at Le Croisic, ca. 1671–1673. Brown ink and brown and gray washes on ledger paper mounted on cream laid paper. L12.7. Right: Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn (Dutch, 1606–1669), Self-Portrait Drawing at a Window, 1648. Etching, drypoint and burin. 1959.40.19

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