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Members-Only 20%-Off Sale

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November 7, 2014 - 9:30amNovember 9, 2014 - 5:15pm

Friday, November 7, through Sunday, November 9, 2014

Three days only! Double your member discount on 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.

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Legion of Honor

High on the headlands above the Golden Gate—where the Pacific Ocean spills into San Francisco Bay—stands the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the city of San Francisco. Located in Lincoln Park, this unique art museum is one of the great treasures in a city that boasts many riches. The museum’s spectacular setting is made even more dramatic by the imposing French neoclassical building.

In 1915 Alma Spreckels fell in love with the French Pavilion at San Francisco’s Panama Pacific International Exposition.


Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc, 1915
Anna Hyatt Huntington (1876–1973)

This monumental equestrian statue depicts the French national hero, Joan of Arc (ca. 1412–1431).  This figure, in full armor, stands from the stirrups of her horse, poised to go into battle, her body and gaze turned towards the sky. Her arm is raised with sword in hand as her steed strides forward.

The figure reflects Joan’s pride, calm, and confidence at the start of the 1428–1429 Siege of Orléans, when she led French troops to victory against the English during the Hundred Years’ War.


The Salon Doré: History

Since its first known installation in 1781, the Salon Doré has been moved seven times, including its most recent renovation. Following the fortunes of aristocrats, collectors, and art dealers, the period room finally made its way into the permanent collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 1959.



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(Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm)

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Experience the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as only a member can.

Along with unlimited free admission to special exhibitions and the permanent collections of the de Young and the Legion of Honor, FAMSF members also receive invitations to private viewing hours, priority ticketing, and an array of additional benefits. 


Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House

Rosekrans Gallery, Special Exhibition Galleries 20B-F
October 18, 2014January 18, 2015

Discover the history and elegance of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses, built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister. Constructed in the Palladian style by architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell and decorated by the influential designer William Kent, it has survived through the centuries in a remarkably well-preserved state.

Ticket Information 

Adults $15-$18, seniors 65+ $12–$15, students with current ID $11–$14, youths 6–17 $10–$13, members and children 5 and under free.

Save $1 per ticket with advance online purchase. Prices in your online shopping cart reflect the automatic savings.

Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking and private tours. Contact the group sales office at groupsales@famsf.org or 415.750.3620.

Prices subject to change without notice.

Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with Houghton Hall. An indemnity has been granted by the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities. 

Director’s Circle

The Buena Vista Fund of Horizons Foundation
The Michael Taylor Trust
Diane B. Wilsey

Conservator's Circle

Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Pascarella

Patron’s Circle

Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Andrews, Jr.
Giselle Parry-Farris and Ray K. Farris
Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton

Opening Events Sponsor

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Houghton Hall

L: William Kent, architectural drawing for the Marble Parlour at Houghton Hall, ca. 1730. Black and brown ink and brown wash on paper. Collection of Marquess of Cholmondeley, Houghton Hall. R: John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Sybil, Countess Rocksavage, later Marchioness of Cholmondeley, 1913. Oil on canvas. Marquess of Cholmondeley, Houghton Hall. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library

Houghton Hall


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