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Wednesday, May 28 • 9:00am - 6:00pm
(Tour) de Young and Legion of Honor Museum Conservation Labs and Collections FULL

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Tour the conservation labs at the two buildings that make up the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. At the de Young, you will visit the objects, textiles, paintings, and frame conservation studios. At the Legion, you will visit the paper conservation lab, and also tour the recently re-installed Salon Dore, an 18th century French period room. There will be time to explore the collections of each museum, and you will receive a 10% on purchases in the museum gift shops as well.

Designed by Herzog and de Meuron and opened in 2005, the new de Young blends with and complements its natural surroundings in Golden Gate Park. Windows erase the boundary between the museum interior and the lush natural environment outside. The museum showcases the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; photography, and international contemporary art.

Across town, high on the headlands of Land’s End, on a bluff overlooking national park lands at the western edge of the city, stands the Legion of Honor. The museum opened in 1924, with the present renovation dating to 1995. The French neoclassical building is made even more dramatic by its spectacular setting in view of the Pacific Ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. Its holdings span four thousand years and include European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and the Achenbach collection of works of art on paper.

Draft Tour Itinerary
10:00 am – Leave the Hyatt
10:45 am - Arrive at the de Young
10:45 am to 12:15 pm –Conservation Lab Tour
12:15 pm to 2:00 PM – Time to view the collection and have lunch in the café on your own
2:00 PM – Leave for the Legion of Honor
2:30 PM – Arrive at the Legion of Honor
2:30 to 3:30 Pm – Conservation Lab and Salon Dore Tour
3:30 to 5:00 Pm – Time to view the collection and grounds on your own.

Maximum number is 40 people. Many tours sell out fast. Around the beginning of March, AIC will need to decide, based on the number of people registered for each tour, if a tour needs to be canceled. Register early to secure your spot and to help AIC determine interest in the tours.

Wednesday May 28, 2014 9:00am - 6:00pm PDT
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco