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The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon

Through January 18, 2009
Legion of Honor, San Francisco

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.The exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in partnership with the National Museums of Berlin.

Major Patrons
Ann and Tim Simon

Sponsors
Ray and Dagmar Dolby
Opening Night is sponsored by Northern Trust.

Special Ticket Information
There is a $10 surcharge for this exhibition, which includes same day admission to all concurrent special exhibitions at the Legion of Honor. $20 adults, $17 seniors, $16 youths 13-17 and students with college I.D. Children 12 and under are free. FAMSF Members are free, and do not need to purchase tickets.

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