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April 29, 2016 -
Celebrate Bay Area-made wearable art at the de Young in an event, now in its eighth year, with an exciting lineup of top local designers. Meet the makers and shop one-of-a-kind collections at the premier shopping event of the spring.

Member For A Day

Photo © Greg Habiby
March 19, 2016 -

Jump into spring with a day of art around town! Choose among your favorites from the following Bay Area institutions offering FAMSF Members free general admission on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Asian Art Museum
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Museum of the African Diaspora
Oakland Museum of California
SF Camerawork
University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Walt Disney Family Museum
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

"Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective" Member Preview Hours

Oscar de la Renta, evening dress, resort, 2012. White silk faille, red and green silk embroidery, and appliqué. Oscar de la Renta  LLC 706 (Jemal Countess / Getty Images)
March 10, 2016 -

Be among the first to experience the world premiere of Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective at the two-day member preview Thursday, March 10, and Friday, March 11, 1–5:15 pm.

Become a Sustaining, Supporting, or Contributing member by March 1 and you will be invited to the Opening Reception on March 11, with complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and a private viewing of the exhibition.

Members-Only Viewing Hours: Bouquets to Art

J. Miller Flowers & Gifts, Valerie Lee Ow; co-exhibitor Robbin Lee; assistant Morgan Carpenter, inspired by Richard Mayhew, Rhapsody, 2002. Photography by Douglas Sandberg
April 6, 2016 -
April 7, 2016 -

Permanent Collection Galleries

Members enjoy private viewing hours of this popular annual event on Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 7, 6–8 pm. Round out the evening with a stop at our Museum Store and refreshments in our café, serving until 7:15 pm. Self-parking will be available in the Music Concourse Parking Facility (fees apply).

Benefits of membership include priority ticketing, free admission with a guest, and many other exclusive opportunities. Not a member yet? Join today.

Bruce Davidson: Gifts to the Collection

February 27, 2016September 11, 2016

Bruce Davidson (American, b. 1933) is one of the most influential photographers of the last half century. Working in both color and black and white, Davidson has documented subjects ranging from the civil rights movement to the urban grit of Harlem and the New York subway system. This exhibition presents a selection of 42 photographs and celebrates important gifts of vintage prints that will be exhibited for the first time since their acquisition in 2013. 

Bruce Davidson, "Brooklyn Gang, 1959", 1959

Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang, 1959, 1959. Mid-vintage gelatin silver print. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, gift of Jerri Mattare. © Bruce Davidson/Howard Greenberg Gallery 

Bruce Davidson: Gifts to the Collection

Printed Stories

January 16, 2016July 10, 2016

Printed Stories presents a selection of modern and contemporary prints from the Anderson Collection of Graphic Arts into which narratives—whether or not they were intended by the artists—might be read or construed. Through the artists’ textual and visual prompts, the exhibition encourages the viewer’s imagination to roam freely, filling in the narrative spaces suggested by the prints on view.

Saul Steinberg, "The Museum (H.C.)", 1972

Saul Steinberg, The Museum (H.C.), 1972. Color lithograph with embossing on gray paper. Printed by Zigmunds Priede and Dick Sonnen. Published by Universal Limited Art Editions, West Islip, New York. Anderson Graphic Arts Collection, gift of the Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson Charitable Foundation, 1996.74.437. © The Saul Steinberg Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Printed Stories


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