Get the most from your visit with the Legion of Honor mobile app, offering fascinating insights from the museum’s curators and an easily navigated map to help you see more of the collections. The 3-D interactive map guides you by pinpointing your exact location and offering clear direction on where to go next. The app also offers the locations of key amenities, including museum stores, restrooms, elevators, the café, and more.
Pierre Bonnard was in his 20s when turned his back on a conventional career and allowed himself to be seduced by a life of painting. Bring a little of that joie de vivre into your life (without sacrificing your steady paycheck) at a cocktail party that celebrates paintings full of light, color, and humor. This after-hours event features a special live performance by Trainees from the San Francisco Ballet School, guided tours of Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia, hosted cocktails, and light bites.
Associate Professor of Arts and Religion
Pacific School of Religion
Get the most from your visit with the Legion of Honor mobile app, offering fascinating insights from the museum’s curators and an easily navigated map to help you see more of the collections.
Rosekrans Court, Special Exhibition Galleries
All FAMSF members are invited to enjoy a private preview of Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia before it opens to the public.
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Mined from the wide-ranging collections of the Fine Arts Museums, Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, historical artifacts, and ephemera in a thematic presentation that celebrates the abundance and diversity within the region’s physical environment.
Tickets to Wild West: Plains to the Pacific at the Legion of Honor include same-day general admission to the de Young museum in Golden Gate Park. Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking, discounted tickets, and private tours. Learn more.
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Benefactor’s Circle: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crocker.
Chiura Obata, Setting Sun on Sacramento Valley, California (detail), 1930. Color woodcut, 15 5/8 x 10 15/16 in. (39.7 x 27.7 cm) (image). FAMSF, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, 1963.30.3126.30
From the time of Alexander the Great to the end of the Roman Empire, kings and emperors used works of art, especially luxury objects of gold, silver, and precious stone, as a means to reinforce their authority. These valuable objects were presented on ceremonial occasions to carefully chosen supporters, military officers, and foreign dignitaries as marks of prestige or as diplomatic gifts.
Raphael was the first major artist to have his work disseminated through reproductive engraving. In conjunction with the Legion of Honor's display of Raphael's Lady with a Unicorn, the talk will explore the use of those and other engravings as models for maiolica painting, to identify ceramics with the emerging idea of fine art.
Speaker: Jeff Ruda, President of the SFCC and Professor Emeritus, Art History, UC Davis.
November 6–8, 2015
The biggest sale of the year! Members receive 20% off all regularly priced merchandise at the de Young and Legion of Honor Museum Stores and online at shop.famsf.org.
In-stock items only. Current membership required.