To support our mission, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offer an extensive array of education and public programs for audiences of all ages that complement our special exhibitions and permanent collections. The Museums are further committed to caring for and preserving our holdings, conducting and presenting in-depth collections-based research, training and mentoring young conservators, and providing greater access to the collection for scholars, students, and the general public.
Welcome to the information page for the Fine Arts Museums’ Volunteer Council! Here, you’ll find information about volunteering for the de Young and Legion of Honor including an overview of our various volunteer opportunities, benefits offered, frequently asked questions, and how to get involved.
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Major gifts of support have a significant impact on the Museum’s ability to present new exhibitions, offer the highest-quality of educational programming, and engage audiences in interactive experiences with art. They enable the conservation of FAMSF’s collections, and inspire capital projects which support asset-building needs. Major gifts come in many forms and can be made through cash contributions, gifts of appreciated securities, bequests and planned gifts, or in-kind gifts such as contributions of valuable art.
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Membership in the Business Council engages businesses of all sizes and from a wide variety of industries in the cultural life of our community and demonstrates a company's commitment to the arts.
The Fine Arts Museums have served our community for more than a century, and we are dedicated to fulfilling our important mission for the benefit of generations to come. This commitment is supported each year by many thoughtful and forward-thinking individuals who give through their estates. Estate planning offers donors the opportunity to transform a love of art into a lasting cultural legacy for the Museums and the community.
The Museums offer a variety of tools for informed decision-making and numerous gift options that can fulfill your personal and financial goals.
The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism introduces audiences to the development of the Japanese print over two centuries (1700–1900) and reveals its profound influence on Western art during the era of Impressionism. This exhibition complements the de Young Museum’s presentations of paintings from the Musée d'Orsay, many of which are aesthetically indebted to concepts of Japanese art.