Modern Art Articles

An abstracted horizontal landscape of a still lake in shades of blue, grey, and green
Although Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George (previously on view at the de Young in 2014) focused on the artist’s work created in upstate New York, O’Keeffe is famously associated with the arid...
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It was well known within the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) that chief executive William S. Paley would always set aside what he was working on to take a call from The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Paley’s relationship...
Throughout art history, scholars have devised a special vocabulary to talk about art. These terms are very useful, but they are not always self-explanatory. So we thought we'd take you into the art historical word gallery to...
Friday Nights at the de Young feature special lectures related to current exhibitions at the de Young. This Friday, June 24, Public Programs presents Picasso, Our Contemporary by Dakin Hart in conjunction with ...