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FAMSF Improves Museum Access with Beam Device

Patrons with disabilities that prevent them from visiting the de Young in person can now visit the museum remotely with the use of a computer with a camera and a Wi-Fi connection. The new Beam Tour program uses an ambulatory device known as Beam, provided to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco generously by its maker, Suitable Technologies, and allows for an independent and interactive experience.

Mon, 02/23/2015
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Voices: FAMSF App Launched to Engage with Art

In spring 2015, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will unveil Voices: FAMSF, a unique location-sensitive and customizable app. This interpretive tool allows users to co-create content and engage in conversations about art and will be available free of charge at online app stores. Voices: FAMSF delivers an immersive soundscape that weaves a musical soundtrack with multiple voices offering responses to 21 outdoor sculptures and architectural details at both the de Young and the Legion of Honor. 

Tue, 02/24/2015
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de Young Partners with Guidekick for New Mobile App

Through a partnership with Guidekick—a mobile app that allows users the opportunity to be their own personal tour guides of select locations—the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are more able to offer rich information about the de Young’s collections, building, and surrounding environment to locals and tourists alike. The de Young is currently the highlighted venue in the guide for Golden Gate Park, which uses interactive 3D maps, music, photographs, documents, and other sources to reveal stories researched, written, and narrated by historian and author Christopher Pollock.

Tue, 02/24/2015
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Member for a Day

January 24, 2015 -

Bay Area cultural institutions are teaming up to host Member for a Day on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Present your membership card for two free admissions per membership at each location; some restrictions apply. Check with each location for open hours and a listing of exhibitions on view. Members can enjoy reciprocal admission at these participating institutions:

Asian Art Museum

Cartoon Art Museum

Contemporary Jewish Museum

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Friday Night "Haring" Tour Package

November 14, 2014 -

Enjoy the festivities of Friday Nights at the de Young with a pre-reserved spot on a docent led tour of Keith Haring: The Political Line. Package includes the tour, an exhibition ticket, and a complimentary beverage (choice of beer, wine, or non-alcoholic selection). Tours begin promptly at 7 pm. Coupons and other discounts do not apply.

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Bouquets to Art 2015

April 14, 2015April 19, 2015

The Bay Area welcomes spring each year with this popular weeklong exhibition featuring unique art and floral mash-ups where floral designers create arrangements that pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the works in the de Young’s permanent collections. Throughout the week, visitors can participate in floral demonstrations by prominent designers, hands-on art activities for children, catered luncheons, and a raffle.

Ticket Information 

Adults $22–$23, seniors 65+ $19–$20, students with current ID $18–$19, youths 6–17 $12–$13, members and children 5 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

Save $1 per ticket with advance online purchase. Prices in your online shopping cart reflect the automatic savings.

Upgrade your Bouquets to Art ticket for $1 to see special exhibition Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland.

Grand Patron

Diane B. Wilsey

Event Leader

Exhibit and Floral Fashions Partner

Lonna Wais

Event Contributor


Honorary Gala Chair

Lorna Meyer Calas

Media Sponsor

Bouquets to Art is presented by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. Additional support is provided by Sun Valley Floral Farms, Dodge and Cox, Burberry, Belvedere-Tiburon Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, East Bay Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, Hillsborough Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums and the Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums. 

Photograph © Greg A. Lato / latoga photography

Sean Scully, Wall of Light Horizon, 2005. Oil on canvas. FAMSF, museum purchase, gift of Nan Tucker McEvoy, 2007.2a-b. Floral design by The Tompkison Group. Photograph © Greg A. Lato / latoga photography

Photograph © Greg A. Lato / latoga photography


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