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Exploring the Art of Paper with the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council
A group of people stand around a printed artwork being peeled off of a table.

This post was submitted by Ann Dawson, Achenbach Graphic Arts Council Travel Chair

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Slow Art Day at the de Young and Legion of Honor
A woman stands before eight colorful portraits hung in two rows of four.

On Saturday, April 12, the de Young, the Legion of Honor, and dozens of other museums and galleries around the world will participate in Slow Art Day. Like the National Day of Unplugging, which encourages people to power down their smartphones and socialize face-to-face, Slow Art Day’s mission is to enable new connections with art that otherwise might be lost in the everyday blur of activity.

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Keeping It Green with Bouquets to Art Flower Designer Emily Dreblow
A brunette woman in a teal top stands in front of a picture of succulent plants

Emily Dreblow, founder of Soulflower Design Studio in San Francisco, is working on a floral creation for Bouquets to Art 2014—it’s her 5th year participating in the de Young’s art-inspired flower exhibition. Dreblow likes to approach her work with a focus on two values that are near and dear to San Francisco’s heart: community and sustainability.

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Modern Nature Revealed
The entrance to the exhibition Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George

In this Q&A Timothy Anglin Burgard, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco curator in charge of American art, answers all your burning questions about Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, on view through May 11 at the de Young.

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de Young at Heart
Jugglers performing on top of Andy Goldsworthy's Drawn Stone in Diller Court

I admit it: I LOVE museums. I have a sense of wonder every time I walk into one, and (obviously) art museums are among my favorites. But sometimes my kids get a little bored or start to complain after an overdose of paintings and sculptures, so I was thrilled last month when the de Young was transformed into a magical wonderland where children and their families romped, danced, and experienced art in a whole new way. The de Youngsters: A Bigger Family Party, the inaugural celebration of the next generation of museum-goers and art patrons, brought children, parents, and the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco together for a night of pure joy.

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Behind the Screens of the Google Art Project
Google Art Project at the de Young

When I joined the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as an intern nearly a year ago, I was charged with the dream-of-a-lifetime task of adding works from the de Young’s collection to the Google Art Project, an online collections database.

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