Posts Tagged ‘legion’

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?”

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!

The Daily Bus Showdown Between MUNI and Coach USA – Conflict on 34th Avenue in the Richmond District

Friday, February 4th, 2011

The road to our Legion of the Museum of Honor from Clement, well, it’s narrow. That means that there’s not much room for traffic when cars are parked on both sides of the street

Coach USA had the size but MUNI wanted it more:

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In this particular case, after minutes of humming and hawing and the use of extended hands as makeshift yardsticks, the drivers agreed to pass each other simultaneously, slowly but surely.

Another win-win in the world-class natural amphitheatre that is San Francisco! Hurray!

In related news, Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave is almost upon us.

C’mon, Google Maps – Our Legion of Honor Museum is in San Joser? Nope! Golden Gate Park? Strike Two!

Friday, February 4th, 2011

C’mon, Google – I know you know where the Legion of Honor Museum is.

And I don’t know what I have to do with zip code 95110. (Sounds so far away, so far, away…)

You’re better than this, G:

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In closing, C’mon!

In related news, Pulp Fashion: The Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave is almost upon us.

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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Hamon Tower FeverCatch It

At Our Legion of Honor: “Japanesque: The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism” – Runs Through to Jan. 9th

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

The perfect complement to the de Young Museum‘s Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Beyond: Post-Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay is the Legion of Honor Museum‘s Japanesque: The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism.

Here’s what you need to know about it:

At the intersection of Japanese and French art by Janos Gereben

Exhibition Looks at Japanese Influence on Western Art at Hokubei.com

Japanesque” sheds light on two worlds by Jennifer Modenessi

Japanesque: The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism a stunning, stellar show by Nancy Ewart

And here’s what it looks like:

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They show you how it was done 400 years ago:

This is the final room:

And kittehs! Always with the kitties:

See you there!

“Impressionist Paris: City of Light” is the Perfect Complement to the de Young’s Masterpieces

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Impressionist Paris: City of Light at the Legion of Honor Museum is running through September 26, 2010 – it’s the perfect complement to the fantastic Birth of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay now showing at the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park.

Check out Namastenancy’s take on this new exhibit – she has all the deets.

OMG, they went and opened up the courtyard pyramid! Fiat Lux, Let There Be Light:

 

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And here we are under the pyramid at the entrance to the show

Exit Through the Gift Shop. John Buchanan showing off his latest:

I’ll show you some more prints later, but here’s one for now. The Hunt for Dinner, or something. Can you spot the mouse?

Look out, kitteh!

All right, see you there!

At the Legion of Honor Museum – Cartier and America is Fantastic

Monday, January 4th, 2010

The latest exhibit at our Legion of Honor Museum kicked off last month, but I didn’t get a chance to see it out ’til now.

It’s fantastic.

Check out impressions and photos from 7×7, San Francisco Sentinel, San Francisco Museum Examiner Nancy Ewart, and The Richmond Blog 

Hello kitty!

See you there!

“Cartier came to fame as the “King of Jewelers” during the Belle Époque for his beautifully made diamond and platinum jewelry created for the courts of Europe and Americans of the Gilded Age. With an extensive variety of jewelry forms—ranging from traditional white diamond suites to the highly colored exotic creations of the 1920s and 1930s—Cartier made its mark with the ingenuity of its designs and its exquisite craftsmanship. Cartier and America celebrates the imagination and creativity of Cartier in the 20th century. The jewelry and works of art include pieces from the private collection of Cartier.

Sample menu for Cartier weekend brunch (PDF)

Credit Line
Cartier and America is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in partnership with Cartier.

Patron
: Diane B. Wilsey

Major Patron: Lonna Wais

Lead Sponsor support is provided by BNP Paribas and Dr. Alan R. Malouf. Cartier Circle support is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Andrews, Jr., Mitchell Benjamin and Ricky Serbin, Mrs. Newton A. Cope, Ms. Patricia Mozart, Arlene and Harold Schnitzer, Georges C. and Eleanor C. St. Laurent, Ms. Christine Suppes, and SUSAN/The Grocery Store. Generous support is also provided by the Dorothy and Thelma Carson Trust. British Motor Cars of San Francisco presents the Jaguar XJ as the official vehicle of Cartier and America. Emirates is the official airline, and Taj Campton Place is the official hotel partner of the exhibition.