Special Events

Bank of America "Museums on Us"

Installation view of David Hockney exhibition
July 4, 2015 -
9:30am4:00pm

Bank of America is a proud a supporter of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. During Museums on Us weekends, the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders receive complimentary general admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor. Tickets are available on site on the day of visit only and are subject to availability. It is recommended that visitors arrive early for best assurance of entry. Learn more at museums.bankofamerica.com

"High Style" Cocktail Party

Elsa Schiaparelli, evening dress, summer 1937
June 5, 2015 -
7:00pm10:00pm

Celebrate fashion through the ages! Explore the glamour and style of one of the world’s preeminent costume collections--including Chanel, Givenchy, Dior, and more. High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection includes gowns, accessories, and other looks by the most influential designers of the last century. Trace the evolution of fashion, and see the only West Coast presentation of this distinguished costume collection.

Slow Art Day

slow art day
April 11, 2015 -
9:30am5:15pm

One day each Spring people all over the world visit museums and galleries to look at art slowly.

The structure of Slow Art Day is simple: visit a museum, choose a work of art, and spend five to ten minutes engaging with it. Discuss your experience with friends or join the online conversation using #SlowArtDay. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the practice of seeing.

Looking with a Soft Gaze with Stephen Holtzman
2–3 pm | de Young

Opening Celebration: "High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection"

Charles James, "Tree" ball gown
March 14, 2015 -
11:00am3:30pm

Join us for the opening day celebration of High Style: The Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection featuring live music, art making for all, lectures, and more.

11 am–noon
Florence Gould Theater
Lecture by Jan Reeder, consulting curator for the Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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