Early Rubens

The Radcliffe Club of San Francisco invites members of the Harvard Club of San Francisco to a private docent tour at the Legion of Honor museum.

Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640) was both a prodigious artist and one of the most extraordinary figures of the seventeenth century. Renowned for his virtuosic handling of oil paint, his depictions of taut dramatic action, and his sensuous coloring, Rubens was also an international diplomat, a shrewd businessman, a well-read intellectual, a friend to scholars and monarchs, and the master of a prolific workshop. Early Rubens will focus on what is arguably the artist's most innovative period of production, from 1608 until about 1620. It was during these years that Rubens rose to the first rank of Flemish painting through a series of social and artistic choices that laid the groundwork for his international fame and established a visual style that would guide ambitious painters for generations to come.

Following the tour, you are invited to join the group for no host coffee/lunch at the museum cafe.

Coffee and lunch will begin at approximately 11:30. Afterwards, you may re-visit the exhibits on your own.

This event is a joint event of the Harvard and Radcliffe Clubs of SF. It is open to members of the clubs and their guests.

Sunday June 23, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park at 100 34th Avenue (at Clement Street).
San Francisco

Ticket prices
$45 adults, $42 seniors, $17 members of the FAMSF

Click here to register

Registration deadline: June 20

No refunds after Sunday June 16, 9 a.m

Alison Boeckmann, Radcliffe College '61