The exhibition Impressionists on the Water offers a rare and delightful window onto the boating culture of 19th-century France. San Francisco Bay was itself a nexus for much the same sporting spirit in this era, filled with sleek racing canoes, experimental yachts, and a lively waterborne social scene. John C. Muir will interpret the marvels of the current exhibition through a boatman’s eyes, and render the parallel period pleasures of our local scene through historic photographs from the archives of San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
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.