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Art Talks: Bringing the Museums to You

Art Talks are entertaining, educational, multi-media art presentations delivered by museum speakers on site at your location.  We offer talks on all major special exhibitions at the de Young and Legion of Honor.  Our clients span the Bay Area, and include non-profits, libraries, clubs, businesses, senior residences and educational institutions.

To learn more and to reserve your talk, email us at AT@famsf.org .

Monet: The Late Years

February 16, 2019 – May 27, 2019

This unique exhibition features 50 paintings by Claude Monet dating mainly from 1913 to 1926, the final phase of his long career, including 20 works from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. During his late years, the well-traveled Monet stayed close to home, inspired by the variety of elements making up his own garden at Giverny. With its flowerbeds, footpaths, willows, wisteria, and water lilies, the garden became a personal laboratory for the artist’s sustained study. The exhibition reconsiders the conventional notion that many of the late works were preparatory for the Grand Decorations, rather than finished paintings in their own right. Boldly balancing representation and abstraction, Monet’s radical late works redefined him as a forbearer of modernism.

Early Rubens

April 6, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) was both a prodigious artist and one of the most extraordinary figures of the seventeenth century. He was an international diplomat, a shrewd businessman, a well-read intellectual, and the master of a prolific workshop. Early Rubens focuses on what is arguably the artist’s most innovative period of production, from 1608 until about 1620. It was during these years that Rubens rose to the first rank of Flemish painting through a series of social and artistic choices that laid the groundwork for his international fame and established a visual style that would guide ambitious painters for generations to come.

Upcoming Exhibitions to watch for:

Ed Hardy: Deeper Than Skin (Opens July 13, 2019) de Young Museum

Mystery and Celebrity: The Spectacular World of James Tissot  (October 12, 2019 to February 9, 2020) Legion of Honor