Docent Lecture: "Casanova: A Journey Through the Luxurious Arts of the 18th Century", by Rita Dunlay

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Italian, 1697–1768), "Entrance to the Grand Canal," ca. 1730
April 8, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe explores the eighteenth century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798). Renowned in modern times for his amorous pursuits, Casanova lived not only in Italy but also in France and England, and his travels took him as far afield as the Ottoman Empire and to meet Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg.

Member Preview Hours: "Casanova: The Seduction of Europe"

Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian, 1696–1770), "The Empire of Flora", ca. 1743
February 9, 2018 - 9:30am5:00pm

All members are invited to join us for exclusive access to Casanova before it opens to the public. Explore 18th-century Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (Italian, 1725-1798). Known today as a seducer and an adventurer, Casanova was familiar to his contemporaries as a charming and witty conversationalist, an expert on many topics, and an international man of letters.

Museum Store Sunday

Museum Store Sunday at the de Young and Legion of Honor
November 26, 2017 - 9:30am5:15pm

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, over 450 Museum Stores representing all 50 states, eight countries, and three continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone.

Travel Program

The Fine Arts Museums Travel Program offers exclusive opportunities to explore destinations around the globe with our expert curators. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access at leading museums, viewings of renowned private collections, visits to artists’ studios, and luxurious accommodations and dining on domestic and international trips designed exclusively for the Museums’ valued supporters.

For more information about the travel program, please contact us at or 415.750.3555.