Porcelain from England and continental Europe.
These 12 color aquatints from the artist's portfolio A Swarm, A Flock, A Host: A Compendium of Creatures update the concept of the medieval bestiary.
A collection of Greek, Roman, and relatively modern works celebrating the Olympic Games and the ideals surrounding them.
Weekly organ concerts.
Over 80 nautically themed paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, and others.
The Presidio is filled with some of the strangest wonders of San Francisco — ancient forts, Lucasfilm outposts, labyrinths, gravestones for deceased pets — and the Legion of Honor is no exception. The unusual neoclassical architecture of the... More »
Radical social and political upheaval in 18th century France came at a cost, and you know who suffered the most? Decorative arts enthusiasts. Aristocratic and religious privilege was replaced by Enlightenment principles, which were disastrous for... More »
On the surface, the artistic mediums of dance and poetry are unlikely bedfellows. Sure, the Greeks of yore performed poetic works. And there was the Broadway musical Cats, based on works by T.S. Eliot. But by and large, these two roads diverged... More »
"Who is Lee Miller?" The words echoed from the mouth of a twentysomething clerk in a Mission District bookstore. I'd just asked if his store had Lee Miller: A Life, Carolyn Burke's acclaimed biography of the 20th-century photographer, and the... More »
Lee Miller died of cancer, overweight, alcoholic, ravaged by depression, and tortured by her husband's affair with a trapeze artist. Anyone meeting Lee Miller then would have been surprised to know t... More »
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