First up is the exhibition Matisse from SFMOMA. It is a retrospective of Henri Matisse’s career that spans four decades, featuring 23 paintings, drawings, and bronzes from the collection of SFMOMA. The works are joined by four paintings and drawings from the holdings of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (of which the Legion of Honor Museum is a part of). Among the featured works in the exhibition includes just about everything that helped defied Matisse career from brightly colored portraits such as La fille aux yeux verts (The Girl with Green Eyes) (1908), to Cezanne-inspired still lifes such as Nature morte à la cruche bleue (Still Life with Blue Jug). The exhibition is on view until September 7, 2014.
The next exhibition to open this Saturday is Anders Zorn: Sweden’s Master Painter. Like the Matisse exhibition, it is also a retrospective, but this one features 100 rarely seen works, drawn from public and private collections throughout Europe and the United States. They feature oil paintings, watercolors, etchings, and sculptures, including portraits such as his own in a red suit from 1915, as well as colorful and lush landscapes such as River Under Old Stone Bridge (1884). This exhibition is on view until February 2nd, 2014, and is under special exhibition prices starting with $16 for adults.
Log on to legionofhonor.famsf.org for more information.