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New Meeting: Two Must See Exhibitions And Much More At The Legion of Honors (San Francisco)

From: Goodarz
Sent on: Friday, April 18, 2008 2:06 AM
Announcing a new meeting for Bay Area Iranians!

What: Two Must See Exhibitions And Much More At The Legion of Honors (San Francisco)

When: Sunday, April 20, 2:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Anyone who loves various forms of expression.

Why: Because you are Iranian culturati.

Meeting Description: Greetings Compatriots,
Apologies for the late notice, but I think the Museum Gods have smiled upon us.
The following two fabulous exhibitions are taking place at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco- Legion of Honor.
I think both are must see exhibitions. The fact that they are happening at the same time is more of an incentive to go see them. In addition there is also the permanent collection which is pretty impressive.

Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer?s Life, 1990?2005

?For decades, Annie Leibovitz has artistically captured the icons of popular culture with her award-winning photography. Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer?s Life, 1990?2005 looks at 200 of these photos as well as those she has taken of her family and close friends, and thus views a full ?photographer?s life.? As Leibovitz says: ?I don?t have two lives. This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it.?

Included in this exhibition are portraits of a pregnant Demi Moore, Nelson Mandela in Soweto, and George W. Bush in the White House; searing photojournalism from the siege of Sarajevo; haunting landscapes from the American West and Jordan; and personal photos documenting the birth of her three daughters and other scenes of private family life.?

Highlights from the Israel Antiquities Authority: The Dead Sea Scrolls and 5,000 Years of Treasures

?This exhibition includes rotating examples of the rare and precious Dead Sea Scroll fragments in addition to artifacts spanning over 5000 years, from the Chalcolithic Age (4,000 BC) to the Fatimid Period (11th century AD). The Dead Sea Scrolls are one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in history. Uncovered by Bedouin herders and excavated by archaeologists in caves along the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, fragments of the scrolls were pieced together to form more than 800 documents, many of them Biblical and Apocryphal manuscripts. All of the treasures on view are on loan from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), and most have never been seen outside of Israel.?

?The Legion of Honor displays a collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art in an exquisite Beaux-Arts building in an unforgettable setting overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge.?

Admission is $15 for adults, $11 for youth 13-17 and students with ID. The tickets for this exhibition include admission to the rest of the museum. FAMSF members do not need tickets for this exhibition

If you are interested in meeting earlier for brunch before heading over to the museum please drop me an e-mail.

Please note that this event will be canceled if less than 3 people RSVP "YES"


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