Support Groups

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco benefit from the dedication of our generous supporting organizations. These member-based special interest groups draw individuals together around social opportunities, as well as specific areas of the collections. Participants enjoy a variety of educational and social opportunities, including exclusive events, lectures, and trips.


Auxiliaries of the Fine Arts Museums

Consisting of five membership groups, the Auxiliaries comprise volunteers who raise funds to help support the goals of the Fine Arts Museums. Their activities include the coordination of Bouquets to Art, the largest annual fundraiser for the Museums, in addition to smaller initiatives and social... View More

Achenbach Graphic Arts Council

The Achenbach Graphic Arts Council is celebrating its 50th anniversary!Members of the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council (AGAC) share an interest in prints, drawings, photographs, and other works of art on paper. Your membership in the council supports the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts (AFGA)... View More

American Decorative Arts Forum (ADAF)

The American Decorative Arts Forum encourages the study, understanding, enjoyment and preservation of American decorative arts from their earliest beginnings to the present.American decorative arts are surviving objects of American make or use--usually other than paintings, sculpture, and... View More

Ancient Art Council (AAC)

This group supports the Department of Ancient Art. Membership is open to all who share a concern for ancient art and preservation and promotion of antiquities and culture of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Its program is varied and includes lectures by noted archaeologists, curators, and... View More

Art Point

Art Point is a group of young professionals, collectors, and philanthropists who support the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Members enjoy exclusive access to behind-the-scenes and after-hour programs at the de Young and Legion of Honor. Annual events feature cocktail receptions, programming... View More

Contemporary Support Council (CSC)

Contemporary Support Council (CSC) brings together a group of trailblazers that make challenging, high-profile, and international contemporary art programs possible at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.CSC realizes exceptional and unusual projects for the museums and participates in the... View More

Friends of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (FAOA)

With premier gallery space, growing collections, and expanding public programs, the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (AOA) have become more prominent and integral to the Fine Arts Museums’ interpretive framework. These unique holdings reflect the Bay Area’s passion for diverse cultural and... View More

San Francisco Ceramic Circle

The San Francisco Ceramic Circle (SFCC) is a museum affiliate group of pottery and porcelain collectors and of others interested in ceramic art. The SFCC supports the museums’ ceramic collections with a program of lectures, and assists with funding purchases for the collections.SFCC lectures on... View More

Textile Arts Council (TAC)

As an integral part of The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Textile Arts Council provides a means for promoting and broadening appreciation of the textile arts.Membership benefits include:Free admission to most TAC-sponsored lectures after museum admission.Advance notice of seminars,... View More