de Youngsters Day Out

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We invite you, and all Bay Area families, to attend this year’s de Youngsters Day Out. This free, in-person, all-day event includes hands-on art making activities, entertainment led by community partners, and workshops and presentations by local contemporary artists interpreting our permanent collection inside and outside the museum.

Proceeds from the event will support our Equity Schools Partnership Project, which provides in-classroom instructional support, art supplies, and transportation for students who do not typically visit the de Young.

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square painting hung in a gallery

Photo courtesy of Ranu Mukherjee

10:30 am–2 pm \ Forest of Lost and Found
Osher Sculpture Garden

Led by renowned local artist Ranu Mukherjee, recall a memory or feeling to create an art piece and add it to a collaborative 2D forest of trees.

Photo credit Jacob Cruz-Rine

11 am–4 pm \ Flower Fields
Front Lawn

Led by renowned local artist Yétúndé Olagbaju, paint a flower inspired by Hung Liu or Patrick Kelly.

child making art with teachers

Photo credit Gary Sexton

10:30 am–4:30 pm \ Teaching Artists Activations
Piazzoni Murals Room and Galleries 4, 12, 15

Piazzoni Murals Room: Family Art Making: Patrick Kelly Love Stamp Book
Gallery 4: Unfolding Art Sketching Activity: Looking at Animal Shapes
Gallery 12: Celebratory Meals: Use Your Sense to Describe Your Favorite Food
Gallery 15: “What if I…” Mixed Media Abstractions

Photo credit Gary Sexton

11:30 am–4:30 pm \ Teaching Artists Activations
Galleries 21, 23, 40

Gallery 21: Unlikely Portrait: Colonial Portrait Makeover
Gallery 23: I Spy: A Game of Historical Hints
Gallery 40: Pattern Party in Africa: Find and Sketch

Photo courtesy of Hip Hop For Change

10:30 am–1 pm \ Hip Hop For Change and UnLearn The World
de Young Museum Lower Level

Hip Hop For Change will present about hip hop culture’s past, present, and future and its impact on society, social justice, and modern art. UnLearn The World will lead a beat making and rap songwriting workshop.

Photo courtesy of The Great Tortilla Conspiracy

10:30 am–1 pm \ The Great Tortilla Conspiracy
East Side of the Front Lawn

Make art you can eat! The Great Tortilla Conspiracy will present their creative, edible, printmaking technique. 

people crocheting

Photo courtesy of Ramekon O’Arwisters

11 am–2 pm \ Crochet Jam
West Side of the Front Lawn

Join artist Ramekon O’Arwisters for a Crochet Jam session. This art making event is embracing and inclusive, with participants free to decide the creative process and finished project.

Photo courtesy of Cuicacalli Dance Company

2–3 pm \ Cuicacalli Dance Class
Hamon Tower

Join Cuicacalli’s director Jesús Cortés to learn a few Ballet Folklorico steps.

Photo courtesy of Mariachi Juvenil La Misión

10 am–4:30 pm \ Live Music and Dance Performances
Wilsey Court

10–10:30 am: Cuicacalli Dance Company
11–11:45 am: Mariachi Juvenil La Misión
12–1 pm: Ballet Folklórico
1:30–4:30 pm: Hip Hop for Change, Alphabet Rockers, Ryan Nicole, Jada Imani, Isaiah Mostafa, Deejay Saurus, March Stretch

Accessibility Information

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are committed to offering services that make our collections, exhibitions, and programs accessible to all visitors. To request accessibility accommodations for you or your family during the event, please contact by Monday, February 14, 2022, and we would be happy to assist you.

COVID-19 Guidance

The event will follow COVID-19 protocols as prescribed by the City and County of San Francisco and is subject to change or cancellation in accordance with city, county, and state health guidelines. Learn more about our rigorous health and safety measures.

de Youngsters Day Out 2022 Committee

Max Boyer Glynn
Mariana Gantus Wall

Steering Committee
Janet Barnes
Sharon Bell
Carol Bonnie
Kate Harbin Clammer
Wheeler Griffith
Holly Johnson Harris
Lynn Poole
Heather Preston

Advisory Committee
Demetra Marcus Bell
Caroline Brinckerhoff
Jessica Farron
Tiffany Gantus
Darby Gaynor Glickman
Kiki Gunn
Kristen Hale Kelly
Becky Heldfond
Brandi Hudson
Claire Hudson
Damon Johnson
Joy Truth McGowan
Amelia Manderschied
Charleston Pierce
David Saxe
Sakiko Tani
Wilhelmina Turkovich
Anne Waterman Bassin
Lindsey Wheat

Grand Dame Grandparent
Diane B. Wilsey

Grandparents Committee
Susan Boeing
Herbert Boyer
Daniela Faggioli
John and Jo Ann Gantus
Dr. Jessica and Jeffrey Gaynor
Barbara and John W. Glynn
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn
Diane L. Morris
Dorothy Saxe
Carol Vance Wall and Terry Wall


Presenting Sponsor 

Lead Sponsor

Major Sponsor

Golden State Warriors
Grove Collaborative

In-Kind Support

Chronicle Books
Clif Bar and Company
Flax Art & Design
McCalls Catering & Events
Timothy Adams Chocolate

Gold Level
Carol Vance Wall and Terry Wall

Purple Level
Max Boyer Glynn and David Glynn
The Harris Family
Jason Moment
Mariana Gantus Wall and Douglas Wall
Diane B. Wilsey

Blue Level
Demetra Marcus Bell
Jordana Brewster and Mason Morfit
Sakiko and Tomonori Tani
Toney-Putanec Family

Green Level
The Bassin Family
Herbert Boyer
Daniela Faggioli
Marritje and Jamie Greene
Charles and Brandi Hudson
Claire Hudson
Kristen Hale Kelly and Jim Kelly
Knauf Family Giving Fund
Seth L. Matarasso, MD
Lacey and Jay Traeger
Wilhelmina and Daniel Turkovich

Yellow Level
Andrew and Carolyn Chatham
Kate Harbin Clammer and Adam Clammer
The Cuggino Family
Lauren and Matt Dillard
Tiffany and Brandon Gantus
Drs. Jessica and Jeffrey Gaynor
The Griffith Family
Becky and William Heldfond
The Homan Family
J.C. Kellogg Foundation Fund
The Levchin Family
The Sisitsky Family

Orange Level
Kristine Boeding
Carol and Shelby Bonnie
Auburn Daily and Rob Burwell
Jessica Farron
Lauren and James Ford
The Fullerton Johnson Family
Darby and Andrew Glickman
The Gridley Family
Lesley Bunim and Michael Jensen
Stephanie Jensen
Sophia Yen and Steve Ko
Danielle Lazier and Luis Mamayson
Amelia Manderscheid
The McElveen Family
Joy Truth McGowan
Thayer and Philip Meicler
Fiona Thomas Montgomery
Anna Morfit
Lynn and Edward Poole
Margaret Naraghi Quattrin and Vic Quattrin
David Saxe
Clayton Timbrell & Company
Marcella and Kimberly Yano
Charley and Robert Zeches

Sharon Bell and Preston Gilmore
Susan Boeing
Bradley and Chris James
Keyes Sulat Family Fund
Trudy and Charles Salter
Paula and Bill Powar

It’s thanks to our generous supporters that we’re able to make the de Youngster’s Day Out open to all families. For more information about sponsorship opportunities and giving levels, please visit

Contact Information

Special Events
(415) 750-7648