Guest Lecture: "The Artist Paints in Print: Textile Design in Mid-Century America"

Alexander Calder for Laverne Originals "Contempora" series, "Calder #1", 1949
September 11, 2018 - 7:30pm9:00pm

Join us as Leigh Wishner fashions a captivating tale of the rise of artist-designed textiles in America. In 1955, the American firm D.B. Fuller & Co. launched the Modern Master series of printed cottons and rayons. These artistic fabrics—sixty total—were the result of Daniel Fuller’s collaboration with five of the European contemporary artists: Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Pablo Picasso, Fernand Léger, and Raoul Dufy.

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:

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