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Fans of the Eighteenth Century

M.H. de Young Museum

Fans have served as accessories of fashion and utility since antiquity but reached their peak production and use in eighteenth-century Europe. Made from and embellished by precious materials such as ivory, mother-of-pearl, and silver and gold leaf, eighteenth-century fans also featured designs that reflected the spirit of their times. Fans addressed current events as well as themes of broad interest, including biblical and mythological tales and romanticized domestic and pastoral vignettes. Fans of the Eighteenth Century explores this quintessential period of fan production through a selection of examples from the permanent collection.

Event Info
Ends in 348 days:
Mar 31 → Dec 31
Open 9:30 am-5:15 pm Tue-Sun; Open select holidays; Closed most Mon
$28; for seniors 65+, $25; students, $19, and for youth 6-17, $13; Members & children 17 & under receive free general admission
M.H. de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco
Info: 750-3600
Venue: 750-3600
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