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Lately, lace is everywhere you look. In December 2013 the de Young Museum opened Lace: Labor and Luxury, a small installation showcasing prints from the Achenbach Foundation of Graphic Arts featuring fashionable...
A large crowd mills about an art fair
On May 15—18 Art Market San Francisco, the Bay Area’s contemporary and modern art fair, returns to Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion for its fourth annual show. Engaging the interest of both active and new collectors, the fair...
A painted pot sits on a riser while a female technician adjusts its base
The Thomas Weisel Family’s recent gift of Native American art is comprised in large part of pottery, including rare Mimbres pieces that date back to the 11th century. Approximately 50 pieces of Mimbres and Pueblo pottery...
Slides are projected onto a screen in a darkened old-fashioned theater
“The museum is a perfect environment within which to study art, there is none better,” says Dr. Maria Cheremeteff, professor of art history at City College of San Francisco. Art History 102: Western Art History, Byzantine...
A group of people stand around a printed artwork being peeled off of a table.
This post was submitted by Ann Dawson, Achenbach Graphic Arts Council Travel ChairThe Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco possess a rich collection of works on paper, ranging from prints by Ed Ruscha, to Works...
A woman stands before eight colorful portraits hung in two rows of four.
On Saturday, April 12, the de Young, the Legion of Honor, and dozens of other museums and galleries around the world will participate in Slow Art Day. Like the National Day of Unplugging, which encourages people to power...
A brunette woman in a teal top stands in front of a picture of succulent plants
Emily Dreblow, founder of Soulflower Design Studio in San Francisco, is working on a floral creation for Bouquets to Art 2014—it’s her 5th year participating in the de Young’s art-inspired flower exhibition. Dreblow likes to...
The entrance to the exhibition Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George
In this Q&A Timothy Anglin Burgard, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco curator in charge of American art, answers all your burning questions about Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, on view...
Google Art Project at the de Young
When I joined the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as an intern nearly a year ago, I was charged with the dream-of-a-lifetime task of adding works from the de Young’s collection to the Google Art Project, an online...
Portrait of the artist wearing glasses and drinking a cup of coffee
January Artist-in-Residence John Zaklikowski has titled his residency Culture and Physics Collide, an apt description for his artwork which utilizes a wide variety of technological materials and meets at the...

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