Like the Legion of Honor itself, our café, food, and service are world class. With sweeping views of Lincoln Park and the Marin Headlands, the Legion Café offers a relaxing setting to enjoy a leisurely lunch or a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee. We use as many local, organic, and sustainable ingredients as possible when creating our fresh, hearty, and timely menu. Offering a large selection of both hot entrées and grab-and-go items, every guest is guaranteed to find something to please their palate.
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Pablo Picasso, Visage [Marie-Thérèse Walter], frontispiece in Picasso, by André Level (Paris: Les Éditions G. Crès and Cie, 1928). Lithograph, 8 1/2 x 5 9/16 inc. FAMSF, gift of the Reva and David Logan Foundation, 2016.15.15. © 2016 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
A Gift of Artists’ Books from the Reva and David Logan Foundation
This single-gallery exhibition celebrates the recent gift of an extraordinary group of 33 artist-illustrated books and additional prints from the collection of the late Reva and David Logan. The Chicago-based couple assembled an important collection of deluxe artist books and donated approximately 300 of them to the Museums from 1998 to 2001. Selections from that gift were featured in Artists’ Books in the Modern Era, 1870–2000, a major exhibition at the Legion of Honor in 2001, the same year that the Logan Gallery of Illustrated Books was inaugurated as an exhibition space at the Legion. Additional artworks were given by the Logan Foundation in 2012.
The recent gift includes many great treasures, including Sonia Delaunay-Terk’s La prose du Transsibérien et de la petite Jehanne de France (1913); Divers poemes (1941) a unique manuscript by Paul Éluard illustrated in watercolors by Pablo Picasso; and a beautifully bound edition of Joan Miró’s Á toute épreuve (1958).
From its natural splendors to its sprawling suburbs and congested cities, California presents myriad realities. Long considered a site of new opportunities and unlimited potential, the Golden State also contends with a complicated and constantly changing identity.
The modern and contemporary artists’ books and portfolios on view in California BookWorks feature California subjects and provide visitors with the opportunity to see views of the state through the eyes of a range of artists. Some works reflect the historical promise of California as a land of plenty, while others foreground the experience of living in some of its largest cities. Most of the books selected for the exhibition were made in California-based print workshops and are testaments to the vitality here of this engaging art form.
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