Annual Giving

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If you would like to join or renew as a Friend, Patron, or Museum Associate or for more information about Annual Giving, please contact:

Emily Christian
Associate Manager for Annual Giving
415.750.3555
echristian@famsf.org

The Annual Giving Program brings together an important and dynamic group of individuals who share a passion for art and the Fine Arts Museums. Their gifts provide vital support for our exhibitions, education programs, and the care of our collections. Annual Giving donors receive a host of attractive benefits, including invitations to exclusive exhibition openings, private tours, and VIP tickets for exhibitions.

Business Council

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To learn more about corporate partnership at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, please contact:

Suzy Varadi
Associate Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving
415.750.3546
svaradi@famsf.org

What kind of impact does your company want to have in the community? What kind of cultural engagement opportunities do you envision for your employees?

Corporate, Foundation, and Government Giving

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco rely on our vital partnerships with corporations, foundations, and governmental institutions for support of our exhibitions and programs. Whether start-ups, large international corporations, or family or community foundations, organizations have a range of options to support the Museums, inspire creativity among their workforces and museum visitors, and build community through art.

We are extraordinarily grateful to our growing list of corporate, foundation, and government supporters in these categories: 

Planned Giving at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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For information about opportunities for planned giving at the Fine Arts Museum, types of gifts, and tax advantages, please contact Michele Gutierrez, Chief Financial Officer, at mgutierrez@famsf.org or 415.750.3682.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco recognizes individuals who believe that the de Young and the Legion of Honor museums have a vital place in our cultural life, and have expressed their support through a bequest or other planned gift.  These gifts can offer significant tax benefits to you or to your estate, while also providing this critical support to the Fine Arts Museums.

Japanesque: The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism

October 16, 2010January 9, 2011

The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism introduces audiences to the development of the Japanese print over two centuries (1700–1900) and reveals its profound influence on Western art during the era of Impressionism. This exhibition complements the de Young Museum’s presentations of paintings from the Musée d'Orsay, many of which are aesthetically indebted to concepts of Japanese art.

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Left: Hiroshige, Gion Shrine in the Snow (Gionsha setchu), from the series Famous Places in Kyoto (Kyoto meisho no uchi), ca. 1833–1834. Right: Henri Riviere, La Tour en construction, vue de Trocadero, pl. 3 from the book Les Trente-Six Vues de la Tour Eiffel, 1902. Color lithograph © 2010 ARS, New York / ADAGP, Paris

Impressionist Paris: City of Light

June 5, 2010September 26, 2010

La ville lumière—“the City of Light”: Paris earned this nickname during the 19th century with the proliferation of gas lamps that lit up the French capital, turning night into day and boosting its economic vitality. Moreover, the radiance of the metropolis transcended the glow of its streetlights as Paris ascended to its role as the cultural capital of Europe. Authors, composers, and especially visual artists—painters, sculptors, printmakers, and photographers—thrived in this dazzling setting.

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Bank of the West

Lead Sponsor
Boucheron - Paris

Additional support provided by GOODBYES.

Impressionist Paris: City of Light
Left: Georges Seurat (1859–1891) Eiffel Tower, ca. 1889. Oil on panel. Center: Edgar Degas (1834–1917), Mary Cassatt at the Louvre: The Etruscan Gallery, 1879–1880. Aquatint, drypoint, soft-ground etching, and etching with burnishing. Right: Charles Marville (1816–1879), Street Lamp, 8 Place de l'Opera, ca. 1870–1879. Albumen silver print from wet-collodion-on-glass negative

Kenneth Patchen: Painted Books and Picture-Poems

November 21, 2009March 21, 2010

Already an established writer known for his pacifist sympathies and the 1941 anti-war novel Journal of Albion Moonlight, Kenneth Patchen (1911–1972) and his wife, Miriam, settled in the Telegraph Hill neighborhood of San Francisco in 1950. They became friendly with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, founder of the City Lights publishing company and bookstore and Patchen became a contributor to Ferlinghetti’s Pocket Poets series.

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The Little Bug Angel from A Surprise for the Bagpipe Player, 1955.

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