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San Francisco Momentarily the Focus of Fine Arts World

Posted: Nov. 28th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Louvre laons to San Francisco
Legioin of Honor

In an impressive collaboration that will bring to U.S. Shores and California residents some of history's greatest works of art, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco has struck gold with an agreement between the de Young/Legion of Honor and the Louvre that may very well culminate with the Mona Lisa making its way overseas.

Last week, big news in the art world hit San Francisco. The Fine Arts Museums announced an exclusive agreement between the de Young/Legion of Honor and the Louvre. Over the next five years, the world's most famous museum will collaborate with FAMSF on a series of exhibitions and exchanges, including plans to share significant works of art—which means that San Francisco will have unprecedented access to some of the iconic works usually kept on lockdown in Paris.

"I only want one picture," said FAMSF board president Dede Wilsey. "And that's the Mona Lisa."

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