FREE WITH MUSEUM ADMISSION (no additional charge)
Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations
Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the new Legion of Honor exhibition of the work of Artur (Arthur) Szyk. The exhibition introduction and gallery walkthrough with guest curator Irvin Ungar will cover the long and varied career of the Polish-Jewish artist Arthur Szyk, (b. Łódz, Poland 1894 – d. New Canaan, CT 1951), from the rich illuminations of his Paris period to his World War II political art to limited-edition fine art books such as his famous Passover Haggadah.
This one-of-a-kind program will offer amazing insight into one of the most exciting art exhibitions of the new year. Approximately one hour, with a 30 minute Q&A session to follow in the Legion Café.
Admission to the museum is $10, seniors $7. There is no additional charge for the exhibition. SPACE IS LIMITED. Please register for the event!
Meet at the front desk of the Legion of Honor fifteen minutes before the start of the tour.
Irvin Ungar, an antiquarian bookseller and former pulpit rabbi, is the world’s foremost expert on Arthur Szyk. As the curator of The Arthur Szyk Society, he has curated major exhibitions of Szyk’s art at the Library of Congress, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin; he also is a lender and consultant to the new exhibition “Arthur Szyk: Miniature Paintings and Modern Illuminations” at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.