J.M.W. Turner at the de Young Museum – San Francisco

J.M.W. Turner at the de Young Museum – San FranciscoJ.M.W. Turner at the de Young Museum – San FranciscoJ.M.W. Turner at the de Young Museum – San Francisco






June 20, 2015 through September 20, 2015

The first major museum exploration devoted to the final phase of J.M.W. Turner’s career when many of his most iconic works were created, “J.M.W. Turner – Painting Set Free,” features 65 oil paintings and watercolors gathered together from the finest repositories of the artist’s oeuvre including international museums, arts institutions and private collections. Among the greatest of all British artists, revered for his brilliant depictions of light and color, the virtuosity of his technique and his extraordinary Romantic imagination, his late work created between 1835 and 1850, explores grand themes of history, mythology, nature and religion, articulating a radical vision heedless of the era’s public opinion. Challenging the assumptions, interpretations and legends that have evolved around the artist’s later masterpieces, rather the work of a mad eccentric, this display reveals a painter at the height of his powers, focusing his broad knowledge on the use of experimental materials, processes and techniques in order to capture his vision of the world.

Highlights of the exhibition include renowned works such as, “The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834,” (1834-1835) on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and two paintings conceived as a pair but rarely presented alongside one another since their first exhibition in 1839, “Ancient Rome; Agrippina Landing with the Ashes of Germanicus,” (1839) from the Tate Gallery in London and, “Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino,” (1839) from the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Other notable selections all from the unrivaled Turner collection at the Tate London include newly identified watercolors capturing a fire at the Tower of London in 1841, the monumental oil, “Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbor’s Mouth,” (1842) and the last works shown during the artist’s lifetime, a suite of paintings depicting the classical lovers, “Dido and Aeneas,” dating from 1850, the year of his last exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.

“The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834” (1834–1835) - J.M.W. Turner

“The Burning of the Houses of Lords and Commons, October 16, 1834” (1834–1835) – J.M.W. Turner

“Modern Rome - Campo Vaccino,” (1839) - J.M.W. Turner

“Modern Rome – Campo Vaccino,” (1839) – J.M.W. Turner

“Snow Storm - Steam-Boat off a Harbor’s Mouth” (1842) - J.M.W. Turner

“Snow Storm – Steam-Boat off a Harbor’s Mouth” (1842) – J.M.W. Turner







Official Exhibition Site

 

M. H. DE YOUNG MUSEUM

50 HAGIWARA TEA GARDEN DRIVE

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94118

(415) 750-3600

 

J.M.W. Turner: Painting Set Free

 

VISITING HOURS:

TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 5:15 P. M.

FRIDAY (MARCH 30 THROUGH NOVEMBER 23 ONLY) FROM 9:30 A.M. TO 8:30 P. M.

CLOSED ON MONDAY.

CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS DAY.

 

ADMISSION:

$20 FOR AN ADULT TICKET ON TUESDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS.

$25 FOR AN ADULT TICKET ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS.

$17 FOR A SENIOR TICKET ON TUESDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS.

$21 FOR A SENIOR TICKET ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS

$16 FOR A STUDENT TICKET ON TUESDAYS THROUGH FRIDAYS.

$21 FOR A STUDENT TICKET ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS.

$10 FOR A YOUTH TICKET (6 – 17) ON TUESDAYS THROUGH SATURDAYS.

$15 FOR A YOUTH TICKET ON SATURDAYS, SUNDAYS AND HOLIDAYS.

FREE FOR CHILDREN 5 AND UNDER.

EXHIBITION TICKET INCLUDES ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM PERMANENT COLLECTION.

 

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