Legacy Society Lecture + Tea

Five figures in front of decorative columns

Sandro Botticelli (Italian, Florence ca. 1445–1510 Florence), Five Sibyls in Niches: The Persian, Libyan, Delphic, Cimmerian and Erythraean, ca. 1465–1470. Oil on poplar panel, 29 3/16 × 55 1/4 in. (74.2 × 140.3 cm). Photo credit: Christ Church, University of Oxford © Christ Church Picture Gallery

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Legacy Society members plus special guests are invited to the annual Legacy Society Lecture and Tea on Monday, December 4, 2023. Welcome remarks will be given by Thomas P. Campbell, director and CEO, and Furio Rinaldi, curator of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts. 

About the exhibition

Presented exclusively at the Legion of Honor, Botticelli Drawings is a landmark exhibition and the first one ever dedicated to the drawings of Renaissance artist Sandro Botticelli (ca. 1445–1510). Exploring the foundational role drawing played in Botticelli’s work, the exhibition traces his artistic journey, from studying under maestro Fra Filippo Lippi (ca. 1406–1469) to leading his own workshop in Florence. Featuring rarely seen and newly attributed works from 42 lenders, the exhibition provides unprecedented insight into the design practice of an artist whose name is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance.

Ticket info

This event is open to Legacy Society members plus special guests. Advance reservations are required and will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Legacy Society members plus special guests can RSVP by Thursday, November 30 at specialevents@famsf.org or 415.750.7648.

To request accessibility accommodations, please reach out to specialevents@famsf.org by Wednesday, November 29, 2023.

For questions about the Legacy Society, please contact Danielle St.Germain, Chief Philanthropy Officer, at dstgermain@famsf.org or 415.750.8908.


This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Presenting Sponsors
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
Diane B. Wilsey
Barbara A. Wolfe

Major Support
Roger Thomas and Arthur Libera
Wolfgang Ratjen Stiftung, Liechtenstein 

Significant Support
Gretchen B. Kimball

Generous Support
Bettina S. Bryant
The Harris Family
Edina Jennison
Samuel H. Kress Foundation 
The Robert Lehman Foundation 
Maria Manetti Shrem
Lynn and Edward Poole
Mary Sauer, Robert Doris, and Annie Doris
The Tavolozza Foundation 
David A. Wollenberg

Additional support is provided by The Achenbach Graphic Arts Council, Luanne and Pete Andreotti, Alexandria and Dwight Ashdown, Sandra Bessières, Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, Robert Dance, Stanlee Gatti, Italian Cultural Institute San Francisco, Wendy W. Kwok and family, Moretti Fine Art, Jan and Bob Newman, Christina Ongerth, Parida Saennam and Austin Ligon, Sheila Wishek, and Andrea Woodner.

This exhibition is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

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