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.
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.
FAMSF members receive 20% off regularly priced items at the de Young and Legion of Honor Museum Stores for three days only: Friday, November 4–Sunday, November 6, 2016. Shop with your discount in store and online at shop.famsf.org.
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The de Young app is now available for Apple Watch. The app, described by CNN Money as an “invisible tour guide,” offers fascinating insights by the museum’s curators and an easily-navigable map to help you see more of the collections. Your Apple Watch will allow you to effortlessly receive notifications as you approach selected artworks on guided tours that cover diverse subjects including American paintings dating from as early as 1670 and sculptures and murals from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
The de Young app is now available for Apple Watch. The app, which was described by CNN Money as an “invisible tour guide,” offers fascinating insights by the museum’s curators and an easily navigable map to help you see more of the collections.
Experience Ed Ruscha and the Great American West before the general public at our Member Preview Day and stay to enjoy refreshments and mingle with other members at our Member Lounge.
Member Preview Hours: 9:30 am–8:30 pm
Member Lounge in the Piazzoni Murals Room: 5:30–8:30 pm
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In the final months of 2015, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco acquired the archive of Paulson Bott Press, a leader in print publishing with a reputation that attracts distinguished contemporary artists to the Bay Area. This exhibition presents highlights from twenty artists who have worked at the press since it was established in 1996, including Tauba Auerbach, Mary Lee Bendolph, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Martin Puryear, and Gary Simmons.
Gary Simmons, Starlite Theatre, 2012. Color aquatint, 32 x 40 in. Published by Paulson Bott Press. FAMSF, foundation purchase, Phyllis C. Wattis Fund for Major Accessions, 2015.37.407