Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt: Conceptual Color in Print

October 17, 2009March 8, 2010

Donald Judd was a major figure in the Minimalist art movement in the 1960s when he and others sought to create a depersonalized art in which the physical properties of space, scale, and materials were explored as phenomena of interest on their own. Judd’s use of color in three print series dating from 1988 to 1993 are on view along with a recent acquisition, Untitled (1993). Judd’s prints are compared and contrasted with prints by his peer, Sol LeWitt.

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Art and Power in the Central African Savanna

June 20, 2009October 12, 2009

This exhibition explores the political and religious power of nearly 60 sculptures created by artists of four Central African cultures: the Luba, Songye, Chokwe, and Luluwa. Carved primarily from wood, these power figures act as containers for magical organic ingredients and serve purposes both religious and political. According to traditional beliefs, the figures mediate between the human and spirit worlds to insure a healthy birth, successful hunt, or triumph over an enemy. A fully-illustrated catalogue by leading expert Constantine Pedridis accompanies the exhibition.

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Member for a Day

visitors having fun at the de Young Museum in San Francisco California
June 16, 2018 - 9:30am5:00pm

Membership means more adventures in new places! An annual Bay Area tradition, Member for Day invites members of participating cultural institutions to explore the membership experience at other institutions for free. Members of the de Young and Legion of Honor receive a visit for two at the following locations:

Cinemascope: Cult of the Machine

Charles Sheeler "Classic Landscape," 1931
May 4, 2018 - 10:00am

Cinemascope is a new film series for Enthusiast and Partner members of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. We hope you’ll join us for our inaugural celebration of the silver screen in conjunction with the special exhibition Cult of the Machine (March 24–August 12, de Young). Like the works of art in that exhibition, these films examine the relationships between human and machine.

Cinemascope: Cult of the Machine

Charles Sheeler "Classic Landscape," 1931
May 2, 2018 - 10:00am

Cinemascope is a new film series for Enthusiast and Partner members of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. We hope you’ll join us for our inaugural celebration of the silver screen in conjunction with the special exhibition Cult of the Machine (March 24–August 12, de Young). Like the works of art in that exhibition, these films examine the relationships between human and machine.

Cinemascope: Cult of the Machine

Charles Sheeler "Classic Landscape," 1931
May 1, 2018 - 10:00am

Cinemascope is a new film series for Enthusiast and Partner members of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. We hope you’ll join us for our inaugural celebration of the silver screen in conjunction with the special exhibition Cult of the Machine (March 24–August 12, de Young). Like the works of art in that exhibition, these films examine the relationships between human and machine.

Member Morning: “Cult of the Machine”

Charles Demuth, "From the Garden of the Château", 1921 (reworked 1925) cult of the machine de young
April 28, 2018 - 8:30am9:30am

Join us for Member Morning at the de Young, when we open an hour early just for members at the Family level and above. You’ll enjoy private gallery time in Cult of the Machine learning how American artists responded to European modernist styles and the Machine Age with scenes of pastoral, industrial, and urban environments. Explore this large-scale survey of early twentieth-century masterworks by Charles Sheeler, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Demuth with your family and friends.

Member Viewing Hours: Bouquets to Art

bouquets to art floral installation
March 15, 2018 - 6:00pm8:00pm

Grab your best buds and floral duds for a stroll through Bouquets to Art member viewing hours. Members and their guests will experience floral shock and awe across the de Young permanent collection galleries as arrangements created by florists from San Francisco to Tokyo breathe new life into favorite masterpieces. Don't forget, these petals power a great cause—proceeds help underwrite special exhibitions, conservation projects, and education programs at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums.

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