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Docent Lecture: "Artful Animals," Julia Geist

Anonymous Indian artist, Composite Camel, 19th century
November 5, 2013 -
1:00pm2:00pm

From sustenance to companionship, animals have played a variety of roles in our lives and inspire a range of emotions—fear, love, awe—as well as a host of symbolic associations. This exhibition draws from the vast resources of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts to produce a compelling portrait of the animal world, represented in a wide array of cultures, artistic styles, and media from about AD 1500 to the present.

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Guest Lecture: "Matisse in San Francisco" Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture, SFMOMA

Matisse La Conversation
December 1, 2013 -
2:00pm3:00pm

Henri Matisse visited the Bay Area just once, in 1931, before setting sail for Tahiti. However, the French master's art and legend in this region stretch back to 1906, just after the great earthquake, when the American expatriates Sarah and Michael Stein returned home from Paris to check on their properties, bringing Matisse paintings along with them in their luggage. The Steins' local presentation of the artist’s brightly colored canvases—the first of the artist's works to be seen in the United States—launched the region's longstanding passion for the Matisse and his art.

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Programs Celebrating "Impressionists on the Water"

October 6, 2013 -
2:30pm5:00pm

Tango de los Impressionistas
2:30–5 pm

¡La Milonga de los Impresionistas! We celebrate Impressionists on the Water  with light, laughter, and beautiful Argentine tango en plein air. The museum's Court of Honor will become an outdoor milonga for about a hundred couples to gather and dance. Presented by TangoCalifia. Hosted by Beatrice Bowles and Terence Clarke.

Also featuring plein-air painting by Marius Starkey, who spontaneously creates a complete and vibrant painting on the spot.

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