Posts Tagged ‘legion of honor’

Good Times: Going Raccoon-Fishing on Treasure Island at Night – You Can Use Teddy Grahams as Bait

Friday, November 4th, 2011

As seen on Halloween Night, 2011:

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Raccoons just love San Francisco. Remember?

“Via the Legion of Honor’s Facebook, comes a link to this outstanding capture from Plomomedia’s Flickr Photostream.

racc 

Here it is full-size.

Of course, there are scores of raccoons in the area. But is there a reason that this gaze would congregate at a Yelp-rated #18 46th Ave bus?

Well, if the well-paid gardeners and maintenance workers of Strybing Arboretum carry around cans of catfood for the red foxes, can’t bus operators have a little fun too?”

If You Still Don’t Have a Halloween Costume, You Can Always Use Makeup to Become a Roy Lichtenstein Painting

Monday, October 31st, 2011

Wow.

Via AmTendler

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That’s the opposite approach of this lovely lady ladybug, who’s out in the fog right now pitching for Joanna Rees:

Via Ryan Blake

Or do you prefer this golden oldie?

Apply some Ben-Day dots, find a matching outfit and you’re done with preparations for October 31st.

Then you’ll be just like blogging renaissance woman TashaMarie:

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Stop dithering -  Halloween is today!

OMG, See the Works of Camille Pissarro, the Oldest Impressionist, at the Legion of Honor! It’s “Pissarro’s People”

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Pissarro’s People just opened over the weekend at our Legion of Honor Museum.

And the reviews are in:

Kenneth Baker finds fault with the picture frames, but otherwise he’s into it.

As was Holland Carter

So what are you waiting for?

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All the deets, after the jump

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Big, Big Organ: Come to the Weekly Concerts at Our Legion of Honor Musuem – Every Saturday and Sunday at 4:00 PM

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Here’s the music schedule for our Legion of Honor museum.

Now, what I used to call the organ, that thing you sit at and play, they call the “console.”

This is the organ itself, taking up most of the attic.

To the right is the dome that you can see from the main lobby – it appears to be made of something solid, but it’s made of thin fabric to let the sound go downstairs:

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And here’s just part of the organ proper – see the people down there?

 

Big big big.

And here’s what else is going on these days at the Legion:

August 6, 2011 - February 12, 2012
August 20, 2011 - December 31, 2011
October 22, 2011 - January 22, 2012
See you there!

OMG, At the Legion of Honor: One of the Magna Carta (Great Charter of English Liberties) Exemplifications – Through June 5

Monday, May 9th, 2011

I’ll tell you, cartas don’t get any more magna than this – it’s a once-in-a-lifetime presentation of the Magna Carta at your Legion of Honor Museum going on now through June 5th, 2011.

Brush up on your Latin and then click to expand. (There’s a lot of stuff in there that refers to barons, that’s for sure…)

All the deets:

“The Magna Carta - May 7, 2011 – June 5, 2011

The Magna Carta (or Great Charter of English Liberties), one of the most important legal documents in the history of democracy, is on display at the Legion of Honor May 7–June 5. The document is presented in Gallery 3 under a Spanish ceiling dating from approximately 1500. The Magna Carta coming to San Francisco belongs to the Bodleian Library in Oxford, England, and is one of four surviving manuscripts from the revised 1217 issue. The document is considered an original Magna Carta—not a copy, but an official engrossment or exemplification of the Latin text, sent out by the royal record office to Gloucestershire in 1217 and most likely housed at St. Peter’s Abbey (now Gloucester Cathedral). Seventeen vintage originals still survive from the 13th century, including the manuscript that will be shown at the Legion of Honor.

A landscape-format sheet of parchment roughly sixteen inches wide and twelve inches high, the Magna Carta contains fifty-six lines of hand-inscribed Latin text, and the green wax seal of William Marshal the elder, a guardian of the boy King Henry III, who was then in power. It remains to this day one of the world’s great symbols of freedom and the rule of law. Its declaration that no free man should be imprisoned without due process underlies the development of common law in England and the concepts of individual liberty and constitutional government that created the United States.

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On loan from the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, and made possible thanks to the generosity of Qualcomm, Irwin and Joan Jacobs, and John Wiley and Sons.”

Ego mos animadverto vos illice!

ZOMG, It’s BritWeek 2011 in San Francisco! A Fortnight of British-California Events Runs Through May 12th

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Well it’s here, it’s BritWeek in the 415:

BritWeek 2011 will run from April 26th to May 11th in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and until May 12th in San Francisco. As usual, it will highlight the many British links with California, including art and design, literature, music, film and television, technology, business, sport, food and fashion. The program ranges from star-studded red carpet events, to concerts and exhibits, to conferences and symposiums.”

OK then.

Now it just so happens that the British are having a royal wedding during this Fifth Annual BritWeek. So why don’t you be a sport and head over to 1 Sansome #850 in the Financh and sign the royal wedding book? You can use the elocution what you learned by watching The King’s Speech:

“HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton will be married on 29 April 2011, at Westminster Abbey in London. The British Consulate General in San Francisco will be celebrating by engaging the Bay Area community in all of the excitement. The following activities are planned: ~A royal guest book will be available at the Consulate for the public to sign from April 26-28th (9am-4pm)…”

This is exactly what it’ll look like when you’re penning your best wishes:

Via Zillapix

All right, all the deets:

Throughout BritWeek
BritWalk SF:
Fashion • Retail • Hospitality • Restaurants • Offers

Fri Apr 29
Royal Ceremonial Ball Celebrating the Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Wedding. (This Event Is Sold Out)

Fri Apr 29
Celebrate the Royal Wedding with British Invasion Music at Cameron’s Pub in Half Moon Bay

Sat Apr 30
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Performs Elgar

Tues May 3
BritWeek SF is proud to support the Red Cross with an invitation-only VIP reception in the Penthouse of the Fairmont Hotel honoring sponsors and supporters of the Bay Area chapter.

Through May 5
54th San Francisco International Film Festival, featuring British films and coproductions

May 5 – Jun 5
An original Magna Carta on Display at the Legion of Honor. Exhibition organized by the Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford, made possible by Qualcomm, Irwin & Joan Jacobs, and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Thurs May 12
Business Innovation Awards

See you there!

Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave runs through June 5th at Our Legion of Honor Museum

Friday, March 18th, 2011

Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave runs through June 5th at our Legion of Honor Museum up in Lincoln Park.

See?

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See you there!

Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave

February 5, 2011 – June 5, 2011

“Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave is a painter by training, but textile and costume are her muses. Working in collaboration with leading costume historians and young fashion designers, de Borchgrave crafts a world of splendor from the simplest rag paper. Painting and manipulating the paper, she forms trompe l’oeil masterpieces of elaborate dresses inspired by rich depictions in early European painting or by iconic costumes in museum collections around the world. The Legion of Honor is the first American museum to dedicate an entire exhibition to the work of Isabelle de Borchgrave, although her creations have been widely displayed in Europe.

Pulp Fashion draws on several themes and presents quintessential examples in the history of costume—from Renaissance finery of the Medici family and gowns worn by Elizabeth I and Marie-Antoinette to the creations of the grand couturiers Frederick Worth, Paul Poiret, Christian Dior, and Coco Chanel. Special attention is given to the creations and studio of Mariano Fortuny, the eccentric early-20th-century artist who is both a major source of inspiration to de Borchgrave and a kindred spirit.

Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and sponsored by Lonna Wais. Additional support is provided by Nathalie and Garry McGuire and Elizabeth W. Vobach. Collection Connections is made possible by The Annenberg Foundation. The exhibition catalogue is supported in part by a grant from Friends of Fiber Art International.”

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Announce Plans for 2011 – Lots Coming from the de Young and Legion Museums

Friday, January 7th, 2011

See you after the jump for all the deets.

“San Francisco, January 2011––John E. Buchanan, Jr., the director of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, announces a diverse roster of upcoming exhibitions in 2011 at the de Young and Legion of Honor.  Dates are subject to change. For access to the most current schedule of exhibitions, please consult the FAMSF website www.famsf.org.”

And here’s a sneak peek:

Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Dora Maar, 1937, Oil on canvas, Musée National Picasso, Paris, Photo: Jean-Gilles Berizzi/Réunion des Musée Nationaux/Art Resource, New York, © 2010 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

All the deets:

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Opening Tomorrow at Our Legion of Honor: “Arthur Szyk, Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations”

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Look what’s opening tomorrow at the Legion of Honor Museum up in Lincoln Park – it’s Arthur Szyk, Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations

See?

Arthur Szyk, American, b. Poland (1894–1951) - The Scribe, 1927 - Transparent and opaque watercolor - Collection of Irvin Ungar

It runs through March 27, 2011. See you there!

The de Young Plus the Legion of Honor Equals FAMSF – A Family Portrait of Our Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

On the left up high surrounded by Lincoln Park Golf Links is our Legion of Honor Museum and on the right down low surrounded by Golden Gate Park is our de Young Museum.

Visit one and then you can get general admission the other on the same day for free – that’s how it works.

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