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Tissot Talk and Tour

Special Event, January

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Takes delight in inviting you to an afternoon of Pleasure and Treasure, an expedition into Fashion History

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, Noon*

at the John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Theater

Legion of Honor

San Francisco


Please join us as distinguished New York University Professor and contributing fashion historian to The New Yorker magazine,

Dr. Jessamyn Hatcher

takes us on a fascinating journey spanning the Belle Epoque (1870’s – 1920’s); from the extraordinary fashion details in the paintings of James Tissot in the era’s beginning, through the impressive phenomenon of the pioneering French haute couture fashion designers, Callot Souers, in its concluding years.

Before and after the talk, docents specifically trained in attention to costume details will lead us on a private tour of “James Tissot’s Paintings, Fashion and Faith” Legion of Honor Exhibition.

This event is partially funded by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco to benefit the Costume and Textile Arts and its Conservation Department.

  1. Talk and Docent Tour $85.

  2. Textile Art Council Members $75.

  3. Dresser’s Circle $155. Includes a 4:00 Champagne Reception with Dr. Hatcher at a Private Residence.

* Please note there are two different timing options for the tour and docent tour:

  1. Docent tour at noon, lecture at 1:00

  2. Lecture at 1:00, docent tour at 2:00

Please purchase all tickets by December 29.

Space is extremely limited, and preference as to time of your tour will be based upon order received.

Image Credits: Image Credit: Artwork by Leslie Katz. Left-side image: James Tissot, French, 1836–1902; Portrait of Mademoiselle L. L…, 1864; Oil on canvas, 48 7/8 × 39 1/8 in. (123.5 × 99 cm); Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Acquired at the Thiébault-Sisson Sale, 1907, RF 2698; Musée d’Orsay,© RMN-Grand Palais / Art Resource, NY. Image provided courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Right-hand side image: Portrait of Rita de Acosta Lydig by Giovanni Boldini; Oil on canvas; Signed and dated “Boldini 1911” (lower right).


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