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Members-Only 20%-Off Sale

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November 7, 2014 - 9:30amNovember 9, 2014 - 5:15pm

Friday, November 7, through Sunday, November 9, 2014

Three days only! Double your member discount on all regularly priced merchandise at the de Young and Legion of Honor Museum Stores and online at shop.famsf.org.

In-stock items only. Current membership required.

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de Young History

The de Young Museum originated as the Fine Arts Building, which was constructed in Golden Gate Park for the California Midwinter International Exposition in 1894. The chair of the exposition organizing committee was Michael H. de Young, co-founder of the San Francisco Chronicle. The Fine Arts Building was designed in a pseudo–Egyptian Revival style and decoratively adorned with images of Hathor, the cow goddess. Following the exposition, the building was designated as a museum for the people of San Francisco.

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La Maternité

Joan Miró (1893–1983)
La Maternité, 1973
Bronze
Museum purchase, gift of Bernard and Barbro Osher
2006.1

Although Miró never formally joined the European Surrealists, like that group of artists he drew inspiration from the spatial innovations of Cubism, the Dada movement’s embrace of the irrational, and the psychological theories of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung regarding unconscious thought and collective archetypes.

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Winged Woman Walking IV

Stephen De Staebler (1933–2011)
Winged Woman Walking VI, 1990
Bronze
Gift of Morgan Flagg in memory of his mother, Mabel Flagg
1994.185

Artist Stephen De Staebler once wrote:

“How often would we rather have
Wings than have arms
To fly, float, to soar, is
To be.
To have arms is only to do.”[1]

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