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Mounting the Weisel Family Collection
A painted pot sits on a riser while a female technician adjusts its base

The Thomas Weisel Family’s recent gift of Native American art is comprised in large part of pottery, including rare Mimbres pieces that date back to the 11th century. Approximately 50 pieces of Mimbres and Pueblo pottery will be on view in the upcoming exhibition, Lines on the Horizon: Native American Art from the Weisel Family Collection, which highlights the gift. Pottery presents an interesting set of challenges when being considered for display, especially here in earthquake country. Our team of mount makers has been busily crafting custom-made mounts for each pot slated to go on view when the exhibition opens this Saturday, May 3.

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Weekends with Georgia
An abstracted horizontal landscape of a still lake in shades of blue, grey, and green

Although Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George (on view at the de Young through May 11) focuses on the artist’s work created in upstate New York, O’Keeffe is famously associated with the arid deserts of New Mexico. Anna Koster, an artist who now lives in the Bay Area, shares her experience working with Georgia O’Keeffe at her beloved Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, New Mexico.

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Art That’s Fit to Wear: ARTWEAR at the de Young
A women wearing a black glass necklace

On Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, the de Young will host its sixth annual ARTWEAR event, where visitors can browse and take home pieces of original, wearable art. Featuring designs from 16 skilled Bay Area textile and jewelry artisans, ARTWEAR offers a colorful variety of apparel and accessories that are entirely handcrafted.

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Art History: An Immersive Education
Slides are projected onto a screen in a darkened old-fashioned theater

“The museum is a perfect environment within which to study art, there is none better,” says Dr. Maria Cheremeteff, professor of art history at City College of San Francisco.

Art History 102: Western Art History, Byzantine Empire to 1800 taught in the Florence Gould Theater

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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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