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J. M. W. Turner: Painting Set Free

Herbst Exhibition Galleries
June 20, 2015September 20, 2015

Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) was one of the greatest British artists of the nineteenth century. His paintings are revered for their spectacular effects of light and color, and have influenced generations of artists. His late work, created between 1835 and 1850, articu­lated a radical vision that was heedless of public reaction, and explored such themes as the rise and fall of civilizations, the natural and industrial worlds, and religious and cultural mythology.

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This exhibition is organized by Tate Britain in association with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the J. Paul Getty Museum.

Presenting Sponsors

Cynthia Fry Gunn and John A. Gunn

Director's Circle

The Estate of Merrill and Hedy Thruston

President’s Circle

Estate of Harold Dana Crosby, Jr.

Conservator's Circle

The Diana Dollar Knowles Fund

Patron’s Circle

Berenice R. Spalding Charitable Trust

Supporter’s Circle

Gerald Stanley Levinson and Robert Charles Armstrong

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

Painting of snow storm by J.M.W Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, exhibited 1842. Oil on canvas. Tate London. Image © Tate, London 2014

Joseph Mallord William Turner, Snow Storm—Steam-Boat off a Harbour's Mouth, exhibited 1842. Oil on canvas. Tate London. Image © Tate, London 2014

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de Young Museum

The de Young Museum originated as the Fine Arts Building, which was constructed in Golden Gate Park for the California Midwinter International Exposition in 1894. The chair of the exposition organizing committee was Michael H. de Young, co-founder of the San Francisco Chronicle. The Fine Arts Building was designed in a pseudo–Egyptian Revival style.

Following the exposition, the building was designated as a museum for the people of San Francisco.

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Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture

Textile Galleries 60-61
January 31, 2015July 5, 2015

This selection of sculptures from sub-Saharan Africa pays homage to the figure in African art. Embodiments: Masterworks of African Figurative Sculpture features 120 pieces from the collection of Richard H. Scheller, composed of classic and iconic sculptures as well as more unusual examples that challenge commonly held assumptions about African art. The geographical breadth of the collection and the variations in its depictions of the human form will allow visitors to explore both the histories and the formal qualities of these works of art.

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Ticket Information 

Entry to this exhibition is included in general admission to the museum.

Adults $10, seniors 65+ $7, students with current ID $6, youths 6–17 $6, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

President’s Circle

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

L: Efomba, commemorative figure, first quarter of 20th century. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nkundu. Wood, fiber, and pigment. 2013.78.5. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift of Richard H. Scheller. Photo © Robert A. Kato; R: Eyema byeri (the image of the ancestor), figure from a reliquary assemblage, 19th century. Gabon, Fang Ntumu. Wood. Private collection. Photo © Robert A. Kato

L: Efomba, commemorative figure, first quarter of 20th century. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nkundu. Wood, fiber, and pigment. 2013.78.5. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift of Richard H. Scheller. Photo © Robert A. Kato; R: Eyema byeri (the image of the ancestor), figure from a reliquary assemblage, 19th century. Gabon, Fang Ntumu. Wood. Private collection. Photo © Robert A. Kato

L: Efomba, commemorative figure, first quarter of 20th century. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nkundu. Wood, fiber, and pigment. 2013.78.5. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift of Richard H. Scheller. Photo © Robert A. Kato;  R: Eyema byeri (the image of the ancestor), figure from a reliquary assemblage, 19th century. Gabon, Fang Ntumu. Wood. Private collection. Photo © Robert A. Kato

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