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Legion of Honor Museum
04/28/2017 at 19:05. Facebook
In 1868, Monet and his family moved to the small fishing village of Étretat, on the Normandy coast. There he focused on painting the unique rock formations, returning time and again throughout his lifetime to paint these magnificent geological features.

Learn more about Monett's influences with our Digital Story: leg.hn/uPG5N

'The Porte d'Amont, Étretat' | Claude Monet | ca. 1868–1869
In 1868 Monet and his family moved to the small fishing village
Legion of Honor Museum
Legion of Honor Museum
04/26/2017 at 21:11. Facebook
We're back live from a minor streaming interruption. Join us for a book club discussion of Ross King's 'The Judgement of Paris.'
Legion of Honor Museum
Legion of Honor Museum
04/26/2017 at 20:29. Facebook
Welcome to our first Page Views book club meet-up! Today Diana Stegall of 'The Land of Desire' podcast joins us to discuss 'The Judgement of Paris' by Ross King, alongside our spring exhibition, 'Monet: The Early Years.'
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'Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private' is now on view! We celebrated the opening of this new exhibition with a special reception and public preview on Thursday, April 20th - check out some photos from the night and see the exhibition in person now through July 2nd.
Urs Fischer The Public the Private is now on view We celebrated
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Legion of Honor Museum
04/25/2017 at 21:29. Facebook
Our new book club, Page Views, meets tomorrow lunchtime!

To accompany 'Monet: The Early Years' we've been reading 'The Judgement of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave the World Impressionism' by Ross King. If you're reading along with us, comment below with questions, comments or your favorite chapter to add to the discussion.

Can't make it in person? Watch live on Facebook from 1.30pm.
Our new book club Page Views meets tomorrow lunchtime

Page Views book club: 'Monet: The Early Years'

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Legion of Honor Museum
Legion of Honor Museum
04/25/2017 at 18:36. Facebook
"If the exhibition seems scattered or odd, it’s because it claims a liberty most of us have not considered: It is a show about the freedom of sight and seeing. It is very much about the history of art, but also the joy of making," via San Francisco Chronicle.

'Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private' is a unique opportunity to appreciate an inventive transformation of iconographic traditions...
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If the exhibition seems scattered or odd its because it claims a

The Legion Goes Engagingly Modern | San Francisco Chronicle

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Trish Henry
'Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private' is now on view! We celebrated the opening of this new exhibition with a special reception and public preview on Thursday, April 20th - check out some photos from the night and see the exhibition in person now through July 2nd.
Urs Fischer The Public the Private is now on view We celebrated
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Legion of Honor Museum
04/22/2017 at 17:18. Facebook
Urs Fischer is (officially) in the building, via San Francisco Magazine. Think you can take the heat? The contemporary artist aims to challenge our understanding of the museum's site and holdings.

'Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private' is now on view through July 2nd.
Urs Fischer is officially in the building via San Francisco Magazine Think

New Urs Fischer Show Lights a Fire at the Legion of Honor

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Lynn Shannon
Jezi Chesnu
Diann Gregerson
Jhonny Perez
Lan Huong Thi Nguyen
You've met the master and his muses – now get acquainted with his assistant. Next weekend, join us for a guest lecture, "Seraphin Soudbinine: From Rodin’s Assistant to Ceramic Artist" by Dr. Ekaterina Khmelnitskaya, curator of the Russian Porcelain and Ceramics collection of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.

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Youve met the master and his muses now get acquainted with his
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The impressive 'Luncheon on the Grass' panels in 'Monet: The Early Years,' were inspired by not only the Barbizon school, but also by French art of the previous century, which Monet cleverly referenced in his work. Monet also intended his painting to be a tribute and a challenge to fellow painter Édouard Manet's 'Luncheon on the Grass.'

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The impressive Luncheon on the Grass panels in Monet The Early Years
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Damien Hirst's new exhibition in Venice, his first major show in 13 years, is dividing the art critics and audiences around the world. W magazine asks if the colossal sculptures of a sunken ship sink or swim...
Damien Hirsts new exhibition in Venice his first major show in 13

Damien Hirst's Massive, Polarizing New Shipwreck in Venice is Maybe the Most Expensive Art Show Ever

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"That fatal rejection has virtually taken the bread out of my mouth."

This was Monet's reaction in a letter, upon hearing that the paintings he sent to the Palais des Champs-Élysées for the 1869 Salon, 'The Magpie' and 'Fishing Boats at Sea,' had been rejected.

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"That fatal rejection has virtually taken the bread out of my mouth"
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Evelyne Tatie
Peggy Collier
Take a good look at our Rodin galleries – it's your final weekend to meet the master of modern sculpture in 'Auguste Rodin: The Centenary Installation.'

Opening April 22nd, 'Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private' is the first of a new contemporary art initiative that presents the work of living artists in dialogue with the unique history and identity of our museum. On the occasion of the...
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Take a good look at our Rodin galleries its your final weekend
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"On painting 'The Magpie': “he painted out of doors on a day so cold that he was forced to bundle himself into thee overcoats, light a brazier beside his easel, and wield his paintbrushes in gloved hands.” "

Talk about suffering for his art! Learn more about how Monet and his contemporaries approached painting before the term 'Impressionism' was coined by joining our new book club. Details...
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On painting The Magpie he painted out of doors on a day
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Janis Smiley
Susie Pickett
Be the first to see 'Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private,' at our FREE opening reception on Thursday, April 20th.Fischer re-envisions the galleries with more than 30 contemporary works juxtaposed with our permanent collection.
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Urs Fischer: Free Public Opening Reception

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Keep an eye on our Rodins — it's going to look at little different around here...

'Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private' moves in this month and will challenge the way we look at our permanent collection. In more than 30 works intervening in select galleries, Fischer brings us a contemporary interpretation of the Legion's beloved holdings.

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(L) 'Hanako' | Auguste Rodin | 1907...
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Monet wasn't alone in finding inspiration in Fontainebleau: painters and photographers often worked side by side in the forest. During his time there, Monet began his practice of returning to a site again and again to experiment with different ways of registering light under various atmospheric conditions.

Discover more Monet facts here: digitalstories.famsf.org/early-monet/

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Monet wasnt alone in finding inspiration in Fontainebleau painters and photographers often
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If the work of British illustrator Quentin Blake conjures up visions of Roald Dahl's "Matilda" or "Fantastic Mr. Fox," think again. The octogenarian artist has also illustrated album covers and hospital scenes, via The Guardian.
If the work of British illustrator Quentin Blake conjures up visions of

The colour in anything: illustrations by Quentin Blake | The Guardian

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Join us for the free opening reception for 'Urs Fischer: The Public & the Private', the inaugural event for our new contemporary arts initiative.

In his first major exhibition in San Francisco, Fischer will present more than 30 works installed throughout nine galleries and the Court of Honor.

Urs Fischer’s sculptures and paintings explore the tension between the material and the digital,...
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