Kimball Education Gallery Articles

Commissioned by the de Young Museum’s Cultural Encounters Program during Todd Brown’s July 2009 tenure as Artist-in-Residence, Invisible Passage is now back on display in the Kimball Education Gallery as part of his...
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The second week at the Kimball was a blast with Friday night being the highlight. For the museum, it was the perfect storm of events combining with the Orsay exhibition still going strong, permanent galleries free,...
An important part of this Kimball residency is to hold a space that invites people to travel within a safe and welcoming place. Leo designed lettering and painted the walls with directions and associated elements as per the...
I was asked a few weeks ago if I needed pedestals for my Kimball Gallery residency.This made me stop to think about how much I love to see art on pedestals and what work might benefit from being on one. On Thanksgiving, I...
Corinne Okada Takara completed a residency in the Kimball Education Gallery two years ago.  Her project, Rhythms in Space, explored the assembly of recycled materials into airy three-dimensional tapestries and wearable art,...
By Kim Shuck:In June 2010 Michael Horse, painter, actor, musician etc, was my partner in a residency at the de Young museum in San Francisco. He wanted this. He gave me a drawing... told me where the horses were to go and...
It began 6 years ago as a vehicle to transcend sadness on the loss of my father, Paul Ewing, when I found myself painting and doing collages I called “Spirit Boats” as a tribute to his memory. Like a stone thrown into a pond...
What is your background as an artist? My father's family (in Leone Village, Tutuila Island, US Territory of American Samoa) were architects, shipbuilders, and tapa (barkcloth) painters, also my grandmother and great...
Generally the de Young’s artist studio is the home of one artist and their process. Museum patrons can engage in a specific artist’s technique and area of expertise. For the month of September, four artists of the Kearny...
On August 19th, I sat down with current Artist-in-Residence, Alexandra Blum, to learn more about her artistic background and the connection between teaching and creating art. Ms. Blum strives to humanize the private...

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