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Symposium: "Against the Grain: California Scholars Look at Impressionism"

May 22, 2010 -
10:00am5:00pm

"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.

About the Artist Studio Program

Applying to the Program

To apply to be an Artist-in-Residence, please send the following items:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume, education background, teaching experience, awards, gallery showings and/or exhibitions, etc.
  • Photographs or digital images of work
  • A detailed proposal of plans for a residency and description of process
  • Description of possible interactive projects for the public

Send to: Kevin B. Chen
Manager of Artist Studio and Public Programs
de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

The next round of applications are due by October 1, 2016 for selection in 2018. Artists under consideration will be contacted for an interview. Letters of acceptance and non-acceptance will be sent after the review process.

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.

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Employment at FAMSF

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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. The Fine Arts Museums believe that each employee contributes directly to the Museums' growth and success, and upholds the Museums' mission to make art accessible to the large and diverse Bay Area audience.

FAMSF Board Meetings

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Contact Information

Stephen Bowden, Manager of Board Relations
sbowden@famsf.org

The following documents related to FAMSF Board of Trustees meetings are available on the Fine Arts Museums' page on the City and County of San Francisco website sfgov.org/finearts or by clicking on the PUBLIC NOTICES link to the left.

  • Meeting Agendas

  • Minutes and Supporting Documents (1997-present)

  • Meeting Calendars

  • Cancellation Notices

  • Roster of Trustees

About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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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.

Mission Statement

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:

Ticket Donations from the de Young and the Legion of Honor

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.

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FAMSF Board of Trustees

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Contact Information

Stephen Bowden, Manager of Board Relations
sbowden@famsf.org

"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

July Artist-in-Residence Maggie Malloy: Stones, Bones, Locks, and Boxes

July 1, 2009August 2, 2009

Ceramic artist Malloy explores the concept "earth plus mud plus fire makes stone" with a hands-on interactive project. Museum visitors are invited to create surface finishes on "stone" objects to be used in an installation as an offering to our ancestors. Visitors will work with prepared bisque ware, wet clay, and slip-cast molds.

Closing Reception Friday, July 31, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation. Thank you to Nobilo Wines for their in-kind support.

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