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.
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.
Join us for Member Morning at the de Young, when we open an hour early just for members at the Family level and above. You’ll enjoy private gallery time in Cult of the Machine learning how American artists responded to European modernist styles and the Machine Age with scenes of pastoral, industrial, and urban environments. Explore this large-scale survey of early twentieth-century masterworks by Charles Sheeler, Georgia O'Keeffe, and Charles Demuth with your family and friends.
Grab your best buds and floral duds for a stroll through Bouquets to Art member viewing hours. Members and their guests will experience floral shock and awe across the de Young permanent collection galleries as arrangements created by florists from San Francisco to Tokyo breath new life into favorite masterpieces. Don't forget, these petals power a great cause —proceeds help underwrite special exhibitions, conservation projects, and education programs at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums.
Grab your best buds and floral duds for a stroll through Bouquets to Art member viewing hours. Members and their guests will experience floral shock and awe across the de Young permanent collection galleries as arrangements created by florists from San Francisco to Tokyo breath new life into favorite masterpieces. Don't forget, these petals power a great cause—proceeds help underwrite special exhibitions, conservation projects, and education programs at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums.
Spanning five decades of the artist’s work Judy Dater: Only Human is the first exhibition in over twenty years to explore the career of Bay Area photographer Judy Dater. This exhibition will provide a survey of Dater’s work, celebrating her achievement as a pioneering figure in 1970s feminist art and her subsequent creative evolution. All Members are invited to enjoy exhibition access before the general public.
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Marvel at America’s Machine Age with sublimely industrial scenes and eerily utilitarian landscapes by such modernists as Charles Sheeler, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Charles Demuth. Cult of the Machine features more than 100 masterworks of American Precisionism, the first truly American modern art movement. Survey the pastoral to the skyscraper, Colonial Revival aesthetics, concerns of Social Realism, and the tensions between natural rhythm and robotic efficiency.
On Sunday, November 26, 2017, over 450 Museum Stores representing all 50 states, eight countries, and three continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone.
The Fine Arts Museums Travel Program offers exclusive opportunities to explore destinations across the globe with our expert curators. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access at leading museums, viewings of renowned private collections, visits to artists’ studios, and five star lodging and dining on domestic and international trips curated for the Museums’ valued supporters.