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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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.
Wild West: Picturing America’s Frontier
Mined from the wide-ranging collections of the Fine Arts Museums, Wild West explores artistic responses to the natural and cultivated landscapes of the western United States from the frontier era to the present. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, photographs, historical artifacts, and ephemera in a thematic presentation that celebrates the abundance and diversity within the region’s physical environment. This is a companion exhibition to Ed Ruscha and the Great American West.
The American frontier has long existed in the popular imagination as a land of unlimited promise and potential. As the landscape has been reshaped throughout history by prospectors, loggers, farmers, and urban developers, generations of artists have also invented and re-envisioned it in their works to fit the preoccupations of their times. Images of the land’s exploitation contrast with those that document the natural beauty and unique geological features of the region, including depictions of the Western national parks.
Included in Wild West are works by Albert Bierstadt, Edward Curtis, Maynard Dixon, William Keith, Thomas Moran, Eadweard Muybridge, Chiura Obata, Bill Owens, Frederic Remington, Ed Ruscha, Fritz Scholder, Michael Schwab, Wayne Thiebaud, Carleton Watkins, and other artists, whose diverse range of approaches to the theme contribute to a multifaceted picture of the American West.
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