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Guest Lecture: “Ready About! The Thrills and Frills of Fin-de-Siecle Boating from Argenteuil to San Francisco Bay”

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Water Lilies, ca. 1914–1917 Oil On Canvas © FAMSF, museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1973.3
Guest Lecture: “Ready About! The Thrills and Frills of Fin-de-Siecle Boating from Argenteuil to San Francisco Bay”
Curated by: John C. Muir

Clement St & 34th Ave
Lincoln Park
94121 San Francisco
CA
US
September 22nd, 2013 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Lecture
WEBSITE:  
http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Marina/Presidio
EMAIL:  
contact@famsf.org
PHONE:  
415-750-3600
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 9:30-5:15
TAGS:  
Lecture
COST:  
Lecture is free to the public. Museum admission is required.

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Florence Gould Theater

Ready About! The Thrills and Frills of Fin-de-Siecle Boating from Argenteuil to San Francisco Bay, John C. Muir, curator of small craft, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park and Maritime Museum

The exhibition Impressionists on the Water offers a rare and delightful window onto the boating culture of 19th-century France. San Francisco Bay was itself a nexus for much the same sporting spirit in this era, filled with sleek racing canoes, experimental yachts, and a lively waterborne social scene. John C. Muir will interpret the marvels of the current exhibition through a boatman’s eyes, and render the parallel period pleasures of our local scene through historic photographs from the archives of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

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