Legion of Honor

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope’s 1877 “Love and the Maiden” is a highlight of “Truth and The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters” at the Legion of Honor. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

Pre-Raphaelites take inspiration from Old Masters in Legion exhibition

Radicals in their day, the pre-Raphaelites in mid-19th-century England adopted the styles…

 

A reproduction of the large 1902 “Beethoven Frieze” (detail: “The Arts, Paradise Choir, and The Embrace” is pictured) is on view in “Klimt and Rodin: An Artistic Encounter” at the Legion of Honor. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

Meeting of 20th century masters: Klimt paintings, Rodin sculptures

An exhibition of major works by early-modern-age Austrian painter Gustav Klimt --…

 

Edgar Degas’ “The Milliners” is a highlight of “Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade” at the Legion of Honor. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco]

‘Degas’ at Legion of Honor reveals dynamic impressionist millinery scene

“Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade” at the Legion of Honor…

 

“Houses by the Zaan at Zaandam” (1871) is among the dramatic and appealing  works on view through May 29 in "Monet: The Early Years" at the Legion of Honor. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)

‘Monet: Early Years’ reveals a master in the making

Before he created his water-lily scenes and other Impressionist masterworks, Claude Monet…

“Houses by the Zaan at Zaandam” (1871) is among the dramatic and appealing  works on view through May 29 in "Monet: The Early Years" at the Legion of Honor. (Courtesy Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco)
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! is celebrating World Sword Swallowers Day on Saturday, Feb. 25 in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Caitlyn, Jackie slam Trump on transgender rights

Caitlyn Jenner and Jackie Evancho are not pleased with Donald Trump’s actions…

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! is celebrating World Sword Swallowers Day on Saturday, Feb. 25 in San Francisco. (Courtesy photo)
“Peasant Interior With Old Flute Player,” on view at the Legion of Honor, exemplifies the Le Nain brothers’ interest in everyday people. (Courtesy Kimball Art Museum)

‘Brothers Le Nain’ a rare chance to see major French masterworks

In a Paris studio in the early baroque period, three brothers signing…

“Peasant Interior With Old Flute Player,” on view at the Legion of Honor, exemplifies the Le Nain brothers’ interest in everyday people. (Courtesy Kimball Art Museum)
Kelly Clarkson, pictured,  insisted that she'll never have children again in a radio interview. with Jenny McCarthy.  (Courtesy photo)

Scoop: Kelly Clarkson: Nothing ‘magical’ about giving birth

Kelly Clarkson has been refreshingly candid about certain aspects of motherhood. After…

Kelly Clarkson, pictured,  insisted that she'll never have children again in a radio interview. with Jenny McCarthy.  (Courtesy photo)
“Woman with Cat”, or “The Demanding Cat” is among the bewitching paintings by Pierre Bonnard on view at the Legion of Honor. (Courtesy Musee D'Orsay)

Felines come to fore in Bonnard masterpieces

Oh, to be a cat in one of Pierre Bonnard’s paintings. Bonnard…

“Woman with Cat”, or “The Demanding Cat” is among the bewitching paintings by Pierre Bonnard on view at the Legion of Honor. (Courtesy Musee D'Orsay)
Clay Aiken, pictured in, in Los Angeles, made some tough comments on social media about "American Idol." (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Clay Aiken says final ‘Idol’ season begins with a yawn

“American Idol” season 2 runner up Clay Aiken had a few harsh…

Clay Aiken, pictured in, in Los Angeles, made some tough comments on social media about "American Idol." (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Rong Rong and Inri’s evocative “Untitled No. 25” is among the new works on view in "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian," opening Sept. 4. (Courtesy Asian Art Museum)

2015 Fall Arts Museums and Galleries Preview

Museums showcase masterworks -- from antiques to avant-garde. OPENING First Look: Collecting…

Rong Rong and Inri’s evocative “Untitled No. 25” is among the new works on view in "First Look: Collecting Contemporary at the Asian," opening Sept. 4. (Courtesy Asian Art Museum)
COURTESY  PHOTOJohn Singer Sargent’s portrait of Lady Sybil Sassoon is on view at  "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House” at the Legion of Honor.

Historic Houghton mansion in spotlight at Legion of Honor

He introduces himself as David, but should be addressed properly as 7th…

COURTESY  PHOTOJohn Singer Sargent’s portrait of Lady Sybil Sassoon is on view at  "Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House” at the Legion of Honor.
Courtesy PhotoTogetherness: Lee Miller and Man Ray are pictured in this 1930 vintage postcard print; the image is attributed to Man Ray

Surrealist love story

“Man Ray, Lee Miller: Partners in Surrealism” at the Legion of Honor…

Courtesy PhotoTogetherness: Lee Miller and Man Ray are pictured in this 1930 vintage postcard print; the image is attributed to Man Ray
Courtesy photoFamed designs: Patterns by William Morris — including a “Pomegranate” wallpaper sketch illustrating his grid system — are among dozens of objects on view.

Legion’s exhibit showcases Victorian pursuit of beauty

In 1851, a 17-year-old William Morris vomited outside London’s Crystal Palace. Having…

Courtesy photoFamed designs: Patterns by William Morris — including a “Pomegranate” wallpaper sketch illustrating his grid system — are among dozens of objects on view.
Vibrant scene: Camille Pissarro’s 1882 “The Marketplace” is among the many bright

‘Pissarro’s People’ at home at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor

Among many unforgettable people from the brush of the painter Camille Pissarro,…

Vibrant scene: Camille Pissarro’s 1882 “The Marketplace” is among the many bright

Dutch, Flemish paintings grace Legion of Honor exhibit

In a gallery of maritime paintings at the Legion of Honor, individual…

Dutch and Flemish works on display at Legion of Honor

Who’s in town Bombino — Tuareg rock and blues musician Omara “Bombino”…

Who are those people in the paintings?

Between the departure of the King Tut exhibit March 28 and the…