Please RSVP asap so we can know how how many will be lunching and can make a reservation to accommodate the group.
Also, plmk if you're a museum member and would be willing to take a group member as your guest.
For non-members, museum entrance is $10. If people RSVP soon, I'll contact the museum about group rates. The $5 feee here is to cover the cost of the MeetUp site. Museum entrance will be additional.
Do you have a suggestion for a fun place to have lunch? Within 2 miles of the museum so we can walk there and leave cars at the museum.
L: Claude Monet, Boats Moored at Le Petit-Gennevilliers (Sailboats on the Seine), 1874. Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 25 3/4 inches. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift of Bruno and Sadie Adriani, 1962.23. R: Paul Signac, À Flessingue (At Flushing, Netherlands),1896. Color lithograph, 23.9 x 40.2 cm (image); 37.9 x 53.1 cm (sheet). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts,[masked]
Impressionists on the Water
June 1, 2013 - October 13, 2013
Coinciding with San Francisco's hosting of the America's Cup races this summer, another side of nautical life is revealed by more than 80 remarkable paintings and works on paper by Impressionists such as Claude Monet, Gustave Caillebotte, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro and Post-Impressionists such as Maurice Denis and Paul Signac—artists whose breathtaking artistry reflects their own deep understanding of pleasure boating and competition.
Paintings on loan from prestigious international collections, including the Musée d’Orsay, Paris; the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam; the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and private collections will be joined by paintings and works on paper from the Fine Arts Museums’ own holdings.
Guest curators Christopher Lloyd, former keeper of Queen Elizabeth II’s collection; Phillip Dennis Cate, former director of the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University; and renowned marine historian Daniel Charles will illuminate the personal interactions of leading French artists with yachting and, more broadly, underscore the important role that access to the sea and extensive inland waterways played in the development of the art, culture, and commerce of France.
Examination of the Impressionists’ engagement with boating as both pastime and artistic subject is at the heart of the exhibition. In the countryside west of Paris new patterns of life, including the idea of middle-class leisure, reflected the social and economic energies of an emerging modern world. Artistic innovations such as painting out of doors developed to capture the spirit and quick pace of recreational activities. The Impressionists’ brushwork suggests both the atmospheric effects and the sensations of movement that contribute to the invigorating experience of boating.