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The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon

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The Virgin with the Sleeping Child, 1465-70 © Gemäldegalerie, Berlin
Group Exhibition
The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon

Clement St & 34th Ave
Lincoln Park
94121 San Francisco
CA
US
October 18th, 2008 - January 18th, 2009
Opening: October 18th, 2008 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://legionofhonor.famsf.org/
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Marina/Presidio
EMAIL:  
contact@famsf.org
PHONE:  
415-750-3600
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 9:30-5:15

DESCRIPTION

This exhibition honors the cultural legacy of James Simon, perhaps the most important patron Berlin has ever known. Over 100 works, borrowed from nine separate museums, spanning from the 3rd millennium BC to the 18th century AD, grace the special exhibition galleries at the Legion of Honor from October 18, 2008, to January 18, 2009. Highlights include the Egyptian, New Kingdom bust Queen Tiy, a lion relief that once lined the Processional Way in ancient Babylon, Andrea Mantegna’s The Virgin with the Sleeping Child, and a 19th-century woodblock print by the great Ukiyo-e master Utagawa Kuniyoshi titled The Priest Nichiren in the Snow on Sado Island.

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