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Our Teen Advisory Board is composed of a passionate group of local high school students who see the de Young and Legion of Honor as places to unite and support one another on behalf of important social issues. Every year they create the event Teens...
Digging through my mother’s archives, I found a photo of three Black Muslim women at a fashion show in the early 1980s. The women in the photo look fabulous. In the middle stands my aunty, Kareemah Abdul-Kareem, one of the event’s organizers. On her...
Habib Yazdi, Sara Aghajanian, and Abbas Rattani have a shared passion for their cultures and heritages. The three friends, all the children of immigrants, also share a love of storytelling. “When we all ended up in New York City at the same time, it...
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s Teen Advisory Board is composed of ten high school students who plan, host, and promote teen events to their communities. Our teens see the de Young and Legion of Honor museums as places to unite and support...
In the eighteenth century, women in European society used fans as dynamic objects to convey emotions, flick away suitors, and keep themselves cool. As such, fans were repeatedly folded and unfolded, causing their materials to tear and break. To...
The shimmer of gold and the brightly colored pages of medieval handmade books inspired some of the most creative artists in Britain in the late nineteenth century. Six illuminated manuscripts (so called because they were often embellished with gold...