Friday, June 18
Friday Soirées with the Alliance Française celebrates Fête de la Musique in partnership with the French American Cultural Society
"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.
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.
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.
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.
The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation. Thank you to Nobilo Wines for their in-kind support.
Young at Art
The Young at Art festival, a collaboration between FAMSF and the San Francisco Unified School District, celebrates the creativity of local youth in the visual and performing arts. For more information, contact Ariana Bayer at 415-750-3522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 14
Reception in the Kimball Education Gallery