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Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt: Conceptual Color in Print

October 17, 2009March 8, 2010

Donald Judd was a major figure in the Minimalist art movement in the 1960s when he and others sought to create a depersonalized art in which the physical properties of space, scale, and materials were explored as phenomena of interest on their own. Judd’s use of color in three print series dating from 1988 to 1993 are on view along with a recent acquisition, Untitled (1993). Judd’s prints are compared and contrasted with prints by his peer, Sol LeWitt.

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Art and Power in the Central African Savanna

June 20, 2009October 12, 2009

This exhibition explores the political and religious power of nearly 60 sculptures created by artists of four Central African cultures: the Luba, Songye, Chokwe, and Luluwa. Carved primarily from wood, these power figures act as containers for magical organic ingredients and serve purposes both religious and political. According to traditional beliefs, the figures mediate between the human and spirit worlds to insure a healthy birth, successful hunt, or triumph over an enemy. A fully-illustrated catalogue by leading expert Constantine Pedridis accompanies the exhibition.

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Claudia Schmuckli to join Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as Curator-in-Charge, Contemporary Art and Programming

Tue, 07/05/2016

Claudia Schmuckli, photo courtesy of dabfoto

SAN FRANCISCO (July 6, 2016)—The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce the appointment of Claudia Schmuckli as Curator-in-Charge, Contemporary Art and Programming. Ms. Schmuckli joins the Fine Arts Museums from the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, where she is Director and Chief Curator.

Miriam Newcomer
Assistant Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238
Press Releases 

Legion of Honor Launches Official App

Thu, 01/21/2016

Legion of Honor app

App uses Interactive 3D Mapping & Indoor Positioning Technology

SAN FRANCISCO (January 21, 2016) – The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to unveil the official app for the Legion of Honor. Taking advantage of Apple’s latest developments in indoor positioning, the app serves as a personal tour guide for museum-goers, allowing visitors to wander the galleries as if on a private curatorial tour. This is the first app for the Legion of Honor.

Miriam Newcomer
Assistant Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238

Bouquets to Art 2016

Mon, 01/11/2016

de Young
April 5–10, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (January 7, 2016) – More than 125 of the Bay Area’s most innovative and sought after floral designers return to the de Young for Bouquets to Art 2016, the annual week-long exhibition in which local designers create spectacular works of floral art in response to pieces in the museum’s permanent collection and the architecture of the building.

Miriam Newcomer
Assistant Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238

Oscar de la Renta: The Retrospective

Thu, 12/17/2015
Oscar de la Renta, Evening dress, Spring 2012. Emerald-green silk taffeta, black Battenburg lace. Oscar de la Renta. (Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images)

World Premiere
de Young, San Francisco | March 12 – May 30, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to present the world premiere retrospective of Oscar de la Renta’s work – the first major survey celebrating the life and career of one of fashion’s most influential designers. The exhibition is organized in close collaboration with the House of Oscar de la Renta and the designer’s family, and is curated by André Leon Talley, former American editor-at-large for Vogue and a lifelong friend of de la Renta.

Miriam Newcomer
Assistant Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238

Permission to Photograph, Copy or Sketch at the de Young or the Legion of Honor

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  • Photography is allowed in the permanent galleries without flash, artificial light and hand-held only, during public hours. Objects that are on loan or in a special exhibition cannot be photographed. Loan items have a “T” or “L” before the accession number. 
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To support our mission, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offer an extensive array of education and public programs for audiences of all ages that complement our special exhibitions and permanent collections.

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