Guest Lecture: "Monet: The Late Years", by George Shackelford

Claude Monet, "Water Lilies", ca. 1914–1917
August 23, 2018 - 10:00am12:00pm

A sequel to the exhibition Monet: The Early Years (2017) at the Legion of Honor, Monet: The Late Years is curated by George Shackelford, deputy director, Kimbell Art Museum, with Melissa Buron, Art Director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

George T. M. Shackelford is a leading scholar of French art of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He was previously the chair of the art of Europe at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Panel Discussion: Three perspectives on Gauguin

Paul Gauguin, "Reclining Tahitian Women", 1894.
February 10, 2019 - 1:00pm3:30pm

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for Perspectives on Gauguin: Returning the Gaze, a panel discussion between interdisciplinary artist Yuki Kahara and Gauguin scholars Elizabeth Childs and Belinda Thomson in conversation with Curator Christina Hellmich about their approaches to presenting the art and life of one of history’s most groundbreaking and controversial artists in conjunction with the exhibition Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey.

Opening-Weekend Lecture: “My dear Mette: Paul Gauguin, Mette Gad, and the Danish Adventure”

Paul Gauguin, "Tahitian Woman with a Flower", 1891
November 18, 2018 - 2:00pm3:00pm

Join us for a lecture by Line Pedersen, curator at the Ny Calsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, who will speak about Gauguin, his wife, Mette, and their time in Denmark. The Gylptotek’s collection of Gauguin’s paintings, wood carvings, and ceramics are part of the Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey exhibition on view at the de Young.

Guest Lecture: "Westward Bound: Nineteenth Century Genre and Landscape," by George Philip LeBourdais

William Hahn, German, "Sacramento Railroad Station", 1874
September 27, 2018 - 10:00am11:30am

George Philip is pursuing a doctorate in the history of art and architecture at Stanford, concentrating on long-nineteenth century (1789–1914) America and Western Europe. His research explores the representation of extreme landscapes, such as alpine and arctic regions, and the political forces that shape and contest them over time. 

Guest Lecture: "People and Possessions at the Birth of the United States", by Christy Junkerman

The Freake-Gibbs Painter (attrib. to), "David, Joanna, and Abigail Mason", 1670
July 27, 2018 - 10:35am

Dr. Christy Junkerman earned a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a PhD from UC Berkeley. She is the Coordinator of the 100W course for the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University. Her dissertation, an interdisciplinary study of early sixteenth-century Venetian half-length paintings of women who were probably courtesans, examined this large group of paintings from the standpoints of social history, rhetoric, lyric poetry, and the paragone between painting and poetry.

Access Day: "Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey"

Paul Gauguin, Reclining Tahitian Women, 1894. Oil on canvas, 23 5/8 x 19 1/4 in. (60 x 49 cm). Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, 1832. Photograph by Ole Haupt, © Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen
January 28, 2019 - 10:00am3:00pm

Access Days provide the opportunity for visitors with special needs to experience our special exhibitions when the museum is closed to the general public. Access Days feature extra blue parking spaces, extra seating inside and outside the exhibition, portable large-print editions of exhibition labels, docent-led tours, audio tours (free for visitors with low-vision or that are blind), and printed versions of the audio tour script. Wheelchairs, folding stools, ASL interpretation (request two weeks in advance), and materials in alternative formats are available upon request. 


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