Diana L. Daniels is the curator of contemporary art at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. Her areas of responsibility include painting and sculpture since 1945, photography, contemporary ceramics, and the arts of Africa and Oceania. Over the past decade, she has enhanced the permanent collection with acquisitions of works by many contemporary artists.
In spring 2015, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will unveil Voices: FAMSF, a unique location-sensitive and customizable app. This interpretive tool allows users to co-create content and engage in conversations about art and will be available free of charge at online app stores. Voices: FAMSF delivers an immersive soundscape that weaves a musical soundtrack with multiple voices offering responses to 21 outdoor sculptures and architectural details at both the de Young and the Legion of Honor.
Visiting art museums can seem intimidating to some first-time visitors, but we want you to feel welcome. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about art, museums, and the Legion of Honor, intended to help make your first visit a pleasant and memorable experience.
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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