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Encyclopedia > California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California.
Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California.

The California Palace of the Legion of Honor (often abbreviated to simply Legion of Honor by locals) is a fine-art museum in San Francisco, California. The name is used both for the museum collection and for the building in which it is housed. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x505, 123 KB) I am the creator of this file, and I am permitting its use only for non-commercial and educational purposes. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x505, 123 KB) I am the creator of this file, and I am permitting its use only for non-commercial and educational purposes. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ... The National Gallery in London, a famous museum. ... Nickname: The City by the Bay; Fog City Location of the City and County of San Francisco, California Coordinates: Country United States of America State California City-County San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom Area    - City 122 km²  (47 sq mi)  - Land 121. ...


The building gets its name from the fact that it is a three-quarters scale imitation of the Palais de la Légion d'Honneur in Paris. The design was based on a model of the Hôtel de Salm that appeared at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exhibition, so it is not an exact copy. It was given to the City of San Francisco by Alma de Bretteville Le Normand Spreckels. Construction of the original Hôtel de Salm The Palais de la Légion dHonneur is the building that houses the Musée national de la Legion dHonneur (in English, National Museum of the Legion of Honour). ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country France Région ÃŽle-de-France Département Paris (75) Subdivisions 20 arrondissements Mayor Bertrand Delanoë  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land...


In 1924 John D. Spreckles commissioned the Ernest M. Skinner Company of Boston to build the Symphonic Organ. The museum organ, which is housed inside the museum above the main galleries, has 4 manuals and pedals, 7 divisions, 63 ranks, with a total of 4,526 pipes. Symphonic music is especially effective on the museum organ with its battery of pneumatically-operated percussion instruments and set of tubular chimes. A thunder pedal is used for the musical representation of storms. The organ's console, made of mahogany, ivory, and ebony, is located in the A.B. and Alma de Bretteville Spreckels Rodin Gallery. The apse of the gallery is canvas, painted to look like marble in order to allow the organ to "speak" through the dome. The frieze over the main entrance to the museum is made of plaster and can be opened so that the music can be heard in the Court of Honor also containing ten large tubular chimes and a heroic fanfare register concealed behind doors that can be opened during performances. The museum hosts a weekly organ recital from 4:00-5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday.


During seismic retrofitting in the 1990s, coffins and parts of skeletons were found; the area around the building was a potter's field called the "Golden Gate Cemetery" that the City had bought in 1867. A potters field is a place for the burial of unknown or indigent people. ...


The museum contains a representative collection of mainly European art. Its most distinguished collection is of sculpture by Rodin: casts of all his most famous statues are on display, including one of "The Thinker" in the forecourt. However there are individual works by many of the most important artists, including Rembrandt, Gainsborough, David, El Greco, Rubens, and many of the impressionists and post-impressionists - Degas, Renoir, Monet, Pissaro, Seurat, Cézanne and others. There are also representative works by key twentieth century figures such as Braque and Picasso, and works of contemporary artists like Gottfried Helnwein and Robert Crumb. An Italian Futurist sculpture by Umberto Boccioni at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City (MoMA). ... Rodins The Burghers of Calais in Calais, France. ... This article is about the Dutch painter. ... Self-portrait, painted 1759 Blue boy, painted 1770 This article is about the artist Thomas Gainsborough. ... Self portrait of Jacques-Louis David (1794). ... El Greco (probably combination of the Castilian and the Venetian language for The Greek, b. ... Pieter Pauwel (Peter Paul) Rubens (June 28, 1577 - May 30, 1640) was a Flemish baroque painter. ... Impressionism was a 19th century art movement that began as a loose association of Paris-based artists who began publicly exhibiting their art in the 1860s. ... A Hundred Years of Independence by Henri Rousseau Post-Impressionism is a term applied to painting styles of the late 19th and early 20th centuries — after Impressionism. ... Edgar Degas Edgar Degas (19 July 1834 – 27 September 1917) was a French artist famous for his work in painting, sculpture, and drawing. ... Pierre-Auguste Renoir. ... Oscar-Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 - December 5, 1926), French impressionist painter. ... The garden at Pontoise, painted 1877. ... Le Chahut was painted by Seurat from 1889 to 1890. ... Vase of Flowers (1876) Oil on canvas Paul Cézanne (January 19, 1839 – October 22, 1906) was a French painter who represents the bridge from impressionism to cubism. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s The 20th century lasted from 1901 to 2000 in the Gregorian calendar (often from (1900 to 1999 in common usage). ... ] Categories: People stubs | Modern artists | French painters | French sculptors | 1882 births | 1963 deaths | Cubism ... A young Pablo Picasso Pablo Picasso, formally Pablo Ruiz Picasso, (October 25, 1881 - April 8, 1973) was one of the recognized masters of 20th century art. ... Gottfried Helnwein, Beautiful Victim, watercolor, 1974 Gottfried Helnwein (born October 8, 1948 in Vienna) is an Austrian-Irish fine artist, photographer, installation and performance artist. ... Self-portrait. ...


Highlights of the collection include:

  • Adam and Eve. Albrecht Durer, 1504
  • St. Francis Venerating the Crucifix. El Greco, 1595
  • St. John the Baptist. El Greco, 1600
  • The Tribute Money. Peter Paul Rubens, 1612
  • The Age of Bronze. Auguste Rodin, 1875
  • Trotting Horse. Edgar Degas, 1881
  • The Kiss. Auguste Rodin, 1884
  • The Grand Canal. Claude Monet, 1908
  • Water Lilies. Claude Monet, 1914

The museum building occupies a fine elevated site in Lincoln Park in the north-west of the city, with views over the Golden Gate Bridge. Most of today's Lincoln Park Golf Course is on the burial site that was closed in 1908 and the bodies supposedly were transferred to Colma. Lincoln Park in San Francisco, California was dedicated to President Abraham Lincoln in 1909 and includes about 100 acres of the northwestern corner of the San Francisco Peninsula. ... The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the opening into the San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. ...


The collection is managed by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which also manages the De Young Museum, for which a new building was completed (2005) in Golden Gate Park. The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park and the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park is the largest public arts institution in the city of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums... M. H. de Young Memorial Museum,San Francisco The M. H. de Young Memorial Museum is a fine arts museum located in San Franciscos Golden Gate Park. ... An aerial view of the Golden Gate Park The Golden Gate Park is the largest urban park in San Francisco, California, USA. At 1017 acres (4. ...


The plaza and fountain in front of the Palace of Legion of Honor is the Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway, the first road across America. The terminus marker and an interpretive plaque are located in the southwest corner of the plaza and fountain, just to the left of the Palace. Lincoln Highway bridge in Tama, Iowa The Lincoln Highway was the first transcontinental highway in the United States. ... United States is the current Good Article Collaboration of the week! Please help to improve this article to the highest of standards. ...


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See also

  • 49-Mile Scenic Drive

49-Mile Scenic Drive sign The 49-Mile Scenic Drive (also known as 49-Mile Drive) in and around San Francisco highlights many of The Citys major attractions and historic structures. ...

External links

  • Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - Legion of Honor page
  • Photo of Hôtel de Salm, Paris

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California Palace of the Legion of Honor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (638 words)
Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California.
California Palace of the Legion of Honor (often abbreviated to simply Legion of Honor by locals) is a fine-art museum in San Francisco, California.
The plaza and fountain in front of the Palace of Legion of Honor is the Western Terminus of the Lincoln Highway, the first road across America.
California Palace of the Legion of Honor (729 words)
Built to commemorate the 3,600 Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor is a beautiful Beaux-arts building housing a fine-art collection in San Francisco, California.
From April of 1992 to November of 1995 the California Palace of the Legion of Honor underwent an extensive renovation intended to not only restore the building’s original interior appearance, but also to expand and improve its facilities, both structurally and architecturally, to meet the demands of the 21st century.
The name is used both for the museum collection and foCalifornia Palace of the Legion of Honor (often abbreviated to simply Legion of Honor by locals) is a fine-art museum in San Francisco, California.
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