Friday, June 18
Friday Soirées with the Alliance Française celebrates Fête de la Musique in partnership with the French American Cultural Society
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"Against the Grain: California Scholars Look at Impressionism” analyzes and celebrates the contribution of California universities to the study of 19th- and 20th-century painting, including French Impressionism. Since World War II, major graduate programs in art history have been created at most of the great public and private universities in California, making the state one of the most important intellectual centers in the world for art history of the modern era.
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Bringing working artists into the museum setting, giving the community access to the artistic process
What is the Artist Studio/Demonstration Program?
This program enables museum visitors to meet artists and gives artists an opportunity to work with the public. By watching an artist work, talking with an artist, and engaging in art-making activities, visitors will learn more about various techniques and processes, thus gaining a greater understanding and appreciation for the art on view at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
We appreciate your interest in employment with the Museums. Job postings for open positions are listed below. The Fine Arts Museums are a dynamic institution. The staff, the Board of Trustees, the volunteers, and various support groups are continuously working together to ensure the optimal utilization, display, preservation, and enrichment of this magnificent collection.
Minutes and Supporting Documents (1997-present)
Comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, we are the largest public arts institution in the City of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums in the United States.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have rendered over a century of public service in the arts, and it is our mission to extend and enhance that service well into this century. More specifically, our mission encompasses the following goals:
The Museums are prohibited from offering valuations, appraisals or authentications of artwork. If you have something you would like to have valued or authenticated please try one of these resources:
Each year the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (de Young and Legion of Honor) receives hundreds of requests for ticket donations to support fundraising efforts by non-profit organizations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Ticket donations will operate as follows: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will donate four (4) complimentary general admission tickets upon request to each non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] that directly benefits children’s education.
"The Board is responsible for the protection and conservation of the assets of the Fine Arts Museums and for setting the public course the Museums will follow. The Board shall assure that the Museums are open, accessible and vital contributors to the cultural life of the City and County, and that the Museums' programs bring art appreciation and education to all the people of the City and County."
—San Francisco City Charter, Section 5.10