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Images: L: A view of the West Steps through the windows of the Picture Gallery at Houghton Hall. Photo: James Merrell. R: Cabinet at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Photo: Nick McCann
Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with Montres Breguet.
Abraham-Louis Breguet and Antoine-Louis Breguet, subscription watch, sold in 1798. Silver case with gold fillets, enamel dial, and ruby cylinder escapement, diameter: 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm). Collection Montres Breguet S.A.
Dive deeper into English country life with a specially designed reading list for visitors of all ages, provided by the San Francisco Public Library.
For kids (ages 8-12) who want to read stories about life in an English country house:
• Horton Halfpott by Tom Angleberger
• The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place:The Mysterious Howling by Maryrose Wood
• The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier
• The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
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.
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.