Monday, January 23, 2012

Legion of Honor

Have you ever visited the Legion of Honor in San Francisco? If not, I highly recommend it as a wonderful day out. It's located in Lincoln Park out past the Golden Gate Bridge where the air is fresh and the views are amazing.

Before you even get into the Museum, you see the Thinker by Rodin in the courtyard. The museum has almost 100 works by Rodin alone! Because several casts were made of Rodin's sculptures, this is not the only Thinker in existence. You can also see one at the Rodin Museum in Paris, and places like Tokyo, Copenhagen, Moscow, New York, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Detroit. But the highlight of our visit was easily The Medusa by Bernini. This masterpiece is on loan from the Musei Capitolini in Rome only until February 19th. If you want to see it, you'd better hurry. After that, you'll just have to go to Rome to see it, which doesn't sound too bad either.

It is displayed in the center of the Baroque Gallery and you can walk all around it. It was wonderful to see such interest in it; it was mobbed with admirers taking photos, scrutinizing it up close and even sketching it.

And of course we had to pay a visit to the Impressionist Gallery where you can see this large water lilies painting by Monet. They also have paintings by Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet, and Seurat. We had a glorious time at the Museum and highly recommend a visit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Mom its me.

Also I would luuuurve to go to this, I'm free almost every weekend, Also I don't have school on Fridays if that matters to you.