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Legion of Honor Museum
December 9, 2015

Legion of Honor Permanent Collections

The core of the Legion of Honor’s collection was amassed by Adolph B. and Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, whose particular collecting focus was 18th- and 19th-century French art. Prior to the building’s renovation in 1995, the collection was primarily dedicated to French painting, sculpture, and decorative art. Over the past century, the collection has grown and expanded to encompass over 4,000 years of ancient and European art. Today, the Legion of Honor’s collection contains over 124,000 works of art and is recognized for its European decorative arts, sculpture and painting; and Ancient art from throughout the Mediterranean and the Near East. It also houses the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts’ exquisite collection of works on paper, one of the largest collections of works on paper in the country.

The Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille

The Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille is one of the finest examples of French Neoclassical interior architecture anywhere. Designed during the reign of Louis XVI as the main salon de compagnie of the Hôtel de La Trémoille on the rue Saint-Dominique in Paris, it was newly reopened in April 2014 after conservators completed an extensive restoration. Soak in the original splendor of this important architectural masterpiece that has set a new standard for American period rooms.

The Skinner Organ

The Legion’s Skinner pipe organ is one of the world’s finest, built in 1924 by the Ernest M. Skinner Organ Company. Skinner’s design reproduces the rich, full sound of an entire orchestra when played, made possible by 4,500 pipes hidden seamlessly within the structure of the museum.

General Admission

$15 Adults; $10 Seniors (65 and over); $6 College Students with current ID. Members and youth 17 and under are free. General admission is free the first Tuesday of every month.

Additional fees apply for special exhibitions. 

Tickets can be purchased on site and online at legionofhonor.org .

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