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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.

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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.

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High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection

Rosekrans Gallery, Special Exhibition Galleries 20B-F
March 14, 2015July 19, 2015

Explore the glamour and sophistication of one of the world’s preeminent costume collections, whose fashions worn by American women reflect the nation’s tastes and transformations over the course of the 20th century. High Style, presented exclusively on the West Coast at the Legion of Honor, provides a rare opportunity to view the evolution of fashion from 1910 to 1980 through more than 60 stunning costumes, 30 costume accessories, and an array of related fashion sketches from the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection.

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Ticket Information 

Adults $20–$23, seniors 65+ $17–$20, students with current ID $16–$19, youths 6–17 $10–$13, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

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.

This exhibition is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

President's Circle

The Estate of Merrill and Hedy Thruston

Conservator's Circle

The Diana Dollar Knowles Fund

Benefactor's Circle

The Estate of Harriet E. Lang

Patron's Circle

Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton
Jim and Arlene Sullivan

Lead Event Sponsor

Media Sponsor

Additional support provided through proceeds from The Art of Fashion: Runway Show and Luncheon.

Charles James, "Four-Leaf Clover" dress, 1953. Duchesse satin, lace, and silk shantung. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection, 2009; Gift of Josephine Abercrombie,1953, 2009.300.784. Image © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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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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. 

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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.

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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

Media Sponsors

 

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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