Guest Lecture: "What California Modern Wrought: The Apotheosis of Ceramic Sculpture", by Diana Daniels

Tip Toland, Wall Flower, 2011
November 15, 2015 - 10:30am12:00pm

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.

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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

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Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking

Rosekrans Court, Special Exhibition Galleries 20B-C
September 19, 2015January 10, 2016

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.”

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Sponsors

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with Montres Breguet.

Breguet subscription watch

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.

Breguet, Small (médaillon) subscription watch, sold 1806

Houghton Hall Reading List

Robert Walpole’s library at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Photo: Nick McCann

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 

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