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“State Museums of Berlin” Show Opens at the Legion of Honor Museum

Friday, October 17th, 2008


“The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon” exhibition will run at the Legion of Honor museum until January 2009. This show has a little bit of everything:


Egyptian and Near Eastern antiquities, medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque sculptures, Old Master paintings, works on paper including eighteenth and nineteenth-century Japanese woodcuts, art of the Silk Road, and European folk art.


What these things have in common is that they are all on loan from the State Museums of Berlin and they were all originally donated by James Simon.



Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Board President Diane “Dede” Wilsey recently took time out from raising half a billion(!) dollars for the UCSF Mission Bay campus to comment about how the James Simon show is “full of gems,” which it is.


This exhibit dovetails nicely with the next Cinema Supper Club Series: Berliner Film Fest, which will show Metropolis, Cabaret, Grand Hotel, Run Lola Run, and Wings of Desire.


See you there!


More details after the jump