Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco

Facilities: Auditorium (400 seats); Galleries (2. total 14,000 square feet): Shop (original art work, cards, sculptures).

Activities: Gallery Talks; Lectures; Performances (Chinese opera and dance): Spring Festival (annual); Tours (Chinatown heritage walks & culinary walks, reserve in advance); Workshops (Chinese music and dance).

Publications: brochures; exhibition catalogues; newsletter. “Chinese Culture Center Newsletter” (quarterly).

Since its opening in 1973, the Center has offered a variety of educational and cultural programs for the Chinese and the larger public, including visual arts exhibitions, lectures, films, genealogy research, workshops, classes, performances, and international cultural-exchange programs. Temporary exhibitions feature archaeological and historical artifacts, contemporary Chinese and Chinese-American art. as well as traditional Chinese arts. Its facilities include an auditorium, exhibition galleries, workshop/classroom areas, a gallery shop, and offices.

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View of Main Gallery, Chinese Culture Center. PhotogTaph courtesy of Chinese Culture Center. San Francisco, California.

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California Palace of the Legion of Honor

Activities: Conceits (organ): Education Programs: Films;

Guided Tours: Lectures, Temporary Exhibitions. Califorma Palace of the Legion of Honor.

Photograph bv Richard Barnes, courtesv of magazine, “Fine Arts” (semi-annual). Francisco. California.

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco Photo Gallery

Publications: collection catalogues: exhibition catalogues: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The California Palace of the Legion of Honor, located in Lincoln Park, west of the Golden Gate Bridge, was dedicated in 1924, the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the City of San Francisco, in memory of the Californians who died in World War I. Its collections span 4,000 years and include the 70,000 prints and drawings in the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, a 15th-centur\ Spanish ceiling.

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Roman, Greek, and Assyrian art. and paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, El Greco, Watteau, de la Tour, Vigee Le Brun, Cezanne, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Seurat, Dali, and Picasso, among other Dutch, Italian. German. English, and French masters. The Legion is particularly known for an extensive collection of sculpture by Auguste Rodin, including “The Thinker”, the “Age of Bronze”, “John the Baptist”, and “The Three Shades”. The Legion was renovated, expanded, and 3ewhnically upgraded in 1992-95 and now features the sky-lit Rosekrans Sculpture Court on the terrace level, six new exhibition galleries, a large cafe, and a new store. Two museums comprise the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor and the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum (see listing below).

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The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Activities: Concerts: Education Programs; Films: Guided Tours; Temporary Exhibitions.

Publications: collection catalogues; exhibition catalogues; magazine, “Fine Arts” (semi-annual).

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, cont.

The M.H. de Young Memorial Museum. San Franciscos oldest public museum, is located in Golden Gate Park and dates to the 1894 Midwinter Exposition. It has become the repository for the most comprehensive collection of American paintings on the West Coast, as well as major collections of art from the pre-Columbian Americas, African art, art lrom Oceania, and an extensive collection of textiles. Recent acquisitions focus on paintings and sculpture by contemporary Bay Area artists.

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The de Young Museum also maintains a permanent exhibition for children. Gallery One, the only on-going installation of its kind in the United States. The American Art Study Center at the de Young serves a large academic community and is linked to the Smithsonian Institutions Archives of American Art. Two museums comprise the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the M.H. deYoung Memorial Museum and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor (see listing above). The de Young Museum will close in December 31, 2000 for the construction of a new facility designed by Herzog & de Meuron ArchitekenAG (Basel, Switzerland).

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