COVID-19 guidelines. Museums are closed on Mondays. Note: access to the de Young may be impacted on 2/5 due to the Kaiser Permanente half marathon.
Open Tuesday – Sunday
9:30 am – 5:15 pm
It had been sitting in the dark for years, unremarked upon. Its swirl of freshwater pearls, the imperial double eagle on the front, the decoration of thick gold braid on red velvet; none of it was included in the simple description — “Woman’s F
In this post from the objects conservation lab, Catherine Coueignoux discusses a decorative technique known as marquetry used in the making of an 18th-century French writing table.
By Catherine Coueignoux
Genthe documented haunting scenes during the 1906 earthquake.
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the painting’s whereabouts over the past year.
By Elise Effman
The Objects Conservation Department worked with outdoor sculpture contractors to conserve the Louise Nevelson sculpture Ocean Gate in 2011.
When conservators design a treatment for a corroded sculpture, they often have to grapple with the issue of the artist’s intent.
The de Young is one of the safest places to be during an earthquake.
By Arielle Hambrecht