San Francisco has always been a site for the convergence of cultures. As Campo Santo Theater prepares to premiere Block by Block, a tribute to the city inspired by the cast and crew members' love for their own neighborhoods, we take a glimpse at some of the special places that make our beloved city such a tapestry—the people, the places, the food, and the history.
On Friday, September 16, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., the de Young will present the opening of Artist Fellow Todd T. Brown’s mixed-media exhibit Inheritance, a complex exploration of the intersection between human histories and the self-identity. The opening will coincide with our weekly event Friday Nights at the de Young and will be located in the Kimball Artist Studio.
Making quilts for most of my life, I have learned my way around certain parts of the world, the quilt world especially. What happens is that you fly to some conference site, or some town with a large quilt group, give a talk, teach a class, schmooze with the local quilters and fly home. Sometimes I teach four or five days worth of classes or give a series of lectures. None of it is like this residency at the de Young. At the moment I’m feeling a little overwhelmed, even though the staff at the museum has done everything they could to smooth the way and make me feel welcomed.
In recognition of the 103rd anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, we're pleased to present a guest post by FAMSF assistant registrar Steven F. Correll.
Last December when several of the Fine Arts Museums registrars were looking through the de Young's offsite storage facility, senior registrar Stephen Lockwood found a series of ledger books that record the weather and daily attendance for the de Young beginning with its opening day in the 19th century. As we looked through the books, one particular ledger was most interesting: