Peggy Gyulai: de Young Artist-in-Residence

Aug 1, 2013

Woman standing in art studio next to blue painting

Image credit: Peggy Gyulai in her studio with Orchestra. Courtesy of the artist.

SAN FRANCISCO (August, 2013)—The de Young Museum will host painter Peggy Gyulai from July 31 through September 1, 2013, as part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s Artist-in-Residence Program. Through her vibrant art work, Gyulai explores music as a subject and an inspiration, connecting music to the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas. During her month in the de Young’s Kimball Education Gallery she will paint large scale work that fuses motion and emotion with sweeping rhythms and enchanting color harmonies.

About the Residency
Gyulai’s residency will be divided into five themed weeks that connect to classical, jazz, and contemporary music. Musical miniatures in the tradition of the étude will serve as inspiration for a series of small paintings, and Sunday afternoons will feature classic big band dance music. Museum visitors will learn about Gyulai’s artistic process, including her practice of actively listening to a piece of music in order to translate its essence to painting. Visitors are also welcome to create their own music-inspired artwork.

About Peggy Gyulai
Since 2002, Gyulai has created multimedia commissions for symphony performances and was an artist-in-residence at the Philadelphia Museum of Art during 2002 in the Art Futures program. She has presented her work and methods to audiences at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia Orchestra Education Department, and at various arts educator conferences.

Gyulai’s paintings are in 86 collections in the US and Europe including SAP America, Neiman Marcus, ARCO Chemical, Royal Bank of Ontario, the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, and Vanguard Funds. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in biological anthropology, she studied painting and sculpture at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Patrons are invited to visit Peggy Gyulai in the Kimball Education Gallery Wednesdays through Sundays from 1‒5pm and Fridays 1‒5pm and 6‒8:30 pm. For more information about Peggy Gyulai, visit

Visiting \ de Young
Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

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About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, is the largest public arts institution in San Francisco.

The de Young is housed in a copper-clad landmark building designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. It showcases the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 17th to the 21st centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; a diverse collection of costumes and textiles; and international contemporary art.

The Legion of Honor’s Beaux-Arts style building designed by George Applegarth is located on a bluff overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Its collections span 4,000 years and include European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and the largest collection of works on paper in the American West.

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