Note: the de Young is open on Memorial Day, 5/29.
9:30 am – 5:15 pm
Thiebaud’s Ponds and Streams offers a disorienting, aerial view of a patchwork of intensely cultivated fields and bending waterways spread across farmland in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta.
By Lauren Palmor
This portrait illustrates how elite families telegraphed status and power through their children.
Both John Singleton Copley and his patrons wanted to present themselves in a certain way through portraiture.
The Scream (1966), a diptych by Mike Henderson is now part of the permanent collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
By Timothy Anglin Burgard
Hiram Powers’s (American, 1805 – 1873) full-length nude Greek Slave was the most famous sculpture of the 19th century.
By Janna Keegan
Diebenkorn used an aerial perspective in many of his abstract and representational works.
By Emma Acker
Chiura Obata was one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most influential artists.
Rainbow Sign was located at 2640 Grove Street in Berkeley and was active between 1971–1977.
In 1970, ten billboards went up across Oakland and Berkeley. The artist never explicitly stated their meaning.
Paintings conservator Tricia O’Regan outlines her process for preparing The Hero for its first public display in decades.
By Tricia O’Regan