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Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

Gallery F
November 19, 2016January 29, 2017

Read My Pins presents a remarkable range of more than 200 pins and brooches from the personal collection of Madeleine Albright. The majority of these pieces were collected and worn during Albright’s service as US Ambassador to the United Nations (1993–1997) and as the first female Secretary of State (1997–2001), under President Bill Clinton. The assortment is eclectic, international, and representative of nearly a century of jewelry design.

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

Adults $15, seniors 65+ $10, students with current ID $6, members and youth 17 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

This exhibition is organized by the Museum of Arts and Design.

This exhibition is being presented in San Francisco with appreciation to the following sponsors: Katie Albright and Jake Schatz, Dagmar Dolby, Ambassador James Hormel, Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis and Markos Kounalakis, Laura and Gary Lauder, Jillian Manus, Diane L. Morris, Diana Nelson and John, Atwater, Barbro and Bernard Osher, and the Lisa and John Pritzker Family Fund. Additional support is provided by the Susie Tompkins Buell Fund. Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by Bren Simon. Support for the catalogue has been provided by St. John Knits.

Secretary of state Diamond Eagle, circa 1890

Secretary of state Diamond Eagle, circa 1890. Designer: Unknown. Photography: John Bigelow Taylor

Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France

ROSEKRANS COURT, SPECIAL EXHIBITION GALLERIES 20B-E
October 8, 2016January 29, 2017

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France is the first major exhibition in the United States devoted to the Le Nain brothers—Antoine (ca. 1598–1648), Louis (ca. 1600/1605–1648) and Mathieu (ca. 1607–1677). The presentation features more than forty of the brothers’ works to highlight the Le Nains’ full artistic production, and is organized in conjunction with the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, and the Musée du Louvre-Lens in France.

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Audio guides: $8 General | $7 Members

Ticket 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, the Kimbell Art Museum, and Musée du Louvre-Lens. Presenting Sponsor: Diane B. Wilsey. Curator’s Circle: The Bernard Osher Foundation. Conservator's Circle: Mr. Lionel Sauvage. Benefactor’s Circle: Phoebe Cowles and Robert Girard.

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

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

Louis Le Nain, Peasants before a House, ca. 1640

Le Nain, Peasants before a House, ca. 1640. Oil on canvas, 21 3/4 x 26 5/8 in. FAMSF, Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1941.7

The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France

A Gift of Artists' Books from the Reva and David Logan Foundation

Rosekrans Court, Special Exhibition Gallery F
June 18, 2016October 23, 2016

This single-gallery exhibition celebrates the recent gift of an extraordinary group of 33 artist-illustrated books and additional prints from the collection of the late Reva and David Logan. The Chicago-based couple assembled an important collection of deluxe artist books and donated approximately 300 of them to the Museums from 1998 to 2001.

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

Adults $15, seniors 65+ $10, students with current ID $6, members and youth 17 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Pablo Picasso, Visage [Marie-Thérèse Walter], frontispiece in Picasso, by André Level (Paris: Les Éditions G. Crès and Cie, 1928)

Pablo Picasso, Visage [Marie-Thérèse Walter], frontispiece in Picasso, by André Level (Paris: Les Éditions G. Crès and Cie, 1928). Lithograph, 8 1/2 x 5 9/16 inc. FAMSF, gift of the Reva and David Logan Foundation, 2016.15.15. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

A Gift of Artists' Books from the Reva and David Logan Foundation

Lecture and Presentation: "Preserving Historic Images of San Francisco, Arnold Genthe's 1906 Earthquake Photographs"

Arnold Genthe, "Untitled (Earthslip on San Francisco's Union Street)", 1906
April 16, 2016 -
10:00am12:00pm

Rodger Birt, Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University

Dr. Birt is a noted scholar of historical Bay Area photography who will discuss the importance of Genthe’s work. He will be joined by Fine Arts Museums conservators, who will explain the process for preserving these 110-year-old images.

California BookWorks

REVA AND DAVID LOGAN GALLERY OF ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
May 7, 2016October 16, 2016

From its natural splendors to its sprawling suburbs and congested cities, California presents myriad realities. Long considered a site of new opportunities and unlimited potential, the Golden State also contends with a complicated and constantly changing identity.

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

Adults $15, seniors 65+ $10, students with current ID $6, members and youth 17 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Raymond Pettibon and Cristin Sheehan Sullivan, cover of "Scream at the Librarian: Sketches of Our Patrons in Downtown Los Angeles"

Raymond Pettibon and Cristin Sheehan Sullivan, cover of Scream at the Librarian: Sketches of Our Patrons in Downtown Los Angeles, text by Joel J. Rane (Brooklyn: Booklyn Artists Alliance, 2007). Marbled paper on buckram cover; blue and red letterpress on library pocket; loan card with graphite pencil and black ink inscriptions, and red ink stamp; assorted stamped and printed stickers; and red colored pencil, 9 3/4 x 6 15/16 in. FAMSF, museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund, 2011.7.1 

Raymond Pettibon and Cristin Sheehan Sullivan, cover of Scream at the Librarian: Sketches of Our Patrons in Downtown Los Angeles

The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine

Gallery 1
May 14, 2016August 26, 2018

Ancient Egypt meets modern medicine in this exhibition that makes use of state-of-the-art scientific techniques to explore two of the Fine Arts Museums’ mummies. An interdisciplinary team of scientists, Egyptologists, physicians, and museum curators and conservators has learned more about how these embalmed individuals lived, died, and were prepared for eternity.

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Ticket Information 

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

Adults $15, seniors 65+ $10, students with current ID $6, members and youth 17 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

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

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC

Coffin of Irethorrou, Egyptian, Akhmim, ca. 500 BC. Wood with polychrome. FAMSF, gift of First Federal Trust Company (from the Estate of Jeremiah Lynch), 42895

The Future of the Past: Mummies and Medicine

Member For A Day

Photo © Greg Habiby
March 19, 2016 -
9:30am5:00pm

Jump into spring with a day of art around town! Choose among your favorites from the following Bay Area institutions offering FAMSF Members free general admission on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Asian Art Museum
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Museum of the African Diaspora
Oakland Museum of California
SF Camerawork
University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Walt Disney Family Museum
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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