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"Indispensable" is a monthly series that asks the de Young’s Artists in Residence to explain a tool that’s essential to their work.For most people, pens are disposable—taken from hotel rooms, accidentally stolen...
Cynthia Inaba is the Coordinator of the Docent Council and College Programs in the Education Department.  Once a year, the de Young invites undergraduate and graduate students from across the Bay Area to submit...
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“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...
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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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August Artist-in-Residence Peggy Gyulai explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas in her work. She listens to and looks at music as a subject, object, inspiration, and—like...
Art inspired by the Japanese Tea Garden
This blog post was submitted by Ashley Harris.It’s summertime at the de Young, which means that the museum’s Summer Art Camp is in full swing and the Hamon Education Tower has been filled with talented young artists...
Urbanauts mapping urban exploration
This post was written in collaboration wtih Jasmin Bode.In plain sight or behind closed doors, in basements, or beneath manhole covers, lurk the myriad systems that support city life—drains, running water, sewage...
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It’s hard to believe that almost 20 years have passed since the de Young hosted the first student showcase. This week’s Friday Nights at the de Young features the 17th annual New Generations Student Showcase! This year’s...
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De Young Artist Fellows Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth are preparing for the final installation of their monumental triptych The Conflicts. Get a sneak peek at the culminating exhibition of their fellowship in...
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This week, de Young Artist Fellow Monique Jenkinson debuts Instrument, the culminating performance of her yearlong fellowship. Inspired in part by the special exhibition Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance (on...

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