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Some of the most satisfying, well-deserved wins in Oscar history.
#ThrowbackThursday to our recently closed exhibition, The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, which featured the stunning emerald necklace adorning Elizabeth Taylor in this picture!
This Saturday, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of a Lady will go on view in Gallery 14. This painting, once in the possession of Hitler’s chief art thief Hermann Göring, was restored to its rightful owners by the Monuments Men and later gifted to the Legion by Roscoe and Margaret Oakes.
Tomorrow (Friday, February 7) at noon (PST), join us for an Art Talk on the Monuments Men co-hosted with the Google Art Project, and featuring presentations from The Frick Art Reference Library, the Archives of American Art, UC Berkeley, and the American Institute for Conservation Oral History.
And pay close attention because we’ll be giving away a Monuments Men movie poster signed by George Clooney, Matt Damon, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman, Bill Murray, and Bob Balaban! Head over to our Facebook page after the Art Talk to answer a trivia question to win!
Anthony van Dyck (Flemish, 1599–1641). Portrait of a Lady, ca. 1620. Oil on canvas. Roscoe and Margaret Oakes Collection. 75.2.11
Meet Thomas Carr Howe, Jr., our director from 1939-1968 and a leading member of the Monuments Men. Serving directly under Ltd. Cdr. George L. Stout (played by George Clooney in the upcoming movie), Howe salvaged countless artworks stolen by the Nazis, including Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child (1501) and Jan Van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece (1432).
This Friday, February 7 at 12 p.m (PST), learn more about this fascinating member of our museum family during an Art Talk co-hosted with the Google Art Project. Featuring presentations from UC Berkeley, The Frick Art Reference Library, the Archives of American Art, and the American Institute for Conservation Oral History Project, this Art Talk tells the true stories behind the Monuments Men.
model: haley wood
mau: tia kanaholo
photo & styling: paige campbell linden
Old Woman; de Young Museum, San Francisco; August 14th, 2013
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Art for all ages!
Unfortunately Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter closes this weekend, two weeks before Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss your chance to experience Sweden’s best kept secret and one of John Singer Sargent’s greatest rivals.
Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter closes this Sunday, February 2.
Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860—1920). In Alhambra Park, 1887. Watercolor. Zornmuseet, Mora. Photograph by Lars Berglund
We are thrilled to announce the special exhibition Keith Haring: The Political LIne, which is coming this November. An examination of the role of politics and social justice in this wildly popular artist’s work, The Political Line also represents the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades!
Read more in the New York Times announcement.
Keith Haring, A Pile of Crowns for Jean-Michel Basquiat, 1988. Acrylic on canvas © Keith Haring Foundation, New York.
Richard Burton famously gave Bulgari jewelry to Elizabeth Taylor on multiple occasions, but sometimes for no other reason than “it was Tuesday.” We’re continuing the tradition by giving you your daily dose of Bulgari because it’s Tuesday.
Now on view in The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond.
All roads lead to David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition this weekend! Beginning today through Sunday, the museum will be open until 7 p.m. (last exhibition entry at 6 p.m., cafe closes at 5:30 p.m.). We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance and be prepared for large crowds.
Plus, we’re staying open on Monday, January 20 so you can drink in every last drop of #abiggerexhibition!
David Hockney (British, b. 1937). “Woldgate Woods, 30 March - 21 April” 2006. Oil On 6 Canvases © David Hockney. Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt