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 for a Day

Young members enjoy the Legion of Honor galleries
June 16, 2018 - 9:30am5:00pm

Membership means more adventures in new places! An annual Bay Area tradition, Member for Day invites members of participating cultural institutions to explore the membership experience at other institutions for free. Members of the de Young and Legion of Honor receive a visit for two at the following locations:

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.

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