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"Indispensable" is a series that asks the de Young’s Artists in Residence to explain a tool that’s essential to their work.So tell us why you picked a hammer.I use a lot of bucket paint and this hammer is the best thing for...
Robert and Jane Meyerhoff at the National Gallery of Art, October 24, 1988
In 1987, Jane and Robert Meyerhoff announced their pledge to donate their art collection to the National Gallery of Art, including many of the works currently on view in the de Young’s special exhibition Modernism from...
Profile picture of Peggy Gyulai
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...
Frank Stella's Lettre sur les aveugles II, 1974
Step into Gallery 14 at the de Young and you will immediately encounter the riot of geometric color that is Frank Stella’s impressive 12-foot-square painting, Lettre sur les aveugles II (1974). This vibrant new...
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Conversation 6, a special exhibition on view at the San Francisco Arts Commission Main Gallery in the Civic Center through April 27, pairs Jason Hanasik, a local multimedia artist, with Berndnaut Smilde, an...
Beyeren
Foodies and art aficionados alike can feast their eyes on delectable still lifes in the special exhibition Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis on view at the de Young through June 2. With...
In gallery
Guest blogger Kelsey Linton takes us inside the de Young Summer Art Camp where we catch up with the Apprentices, Artisans, and Muses and Masters as they learn about this week’s theme, "The Power of Painting and...
Splatter painting
Week four of the de Young Summer Art Camp featured the theme The Power of Painting . Guest blogger Alida Jekabson visited the studios in the tower to report on the young artists’ emerging...
Mrs. Robert S. Cassatt
In celebration of Mary Cassatt’s birthday yesterday, this week’s FRAME|WORK—a weekly blog series highlighting an artwork in the Museums’ permanent collection—features the artist’s penetrating portrait of her mother, Mrs...
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Yesterday was the birthday of renowned Abstract Expressionist painter Willem de Kooning. Today’s FRAME|WORK—a weekly blog series highlighting an artwork in the permanent collection—features de Kooning’s 1977 painting, ...

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