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Bank of America "Museums on Us"

Installation view of David Hockney exhibition
July 4, 2015 -

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

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Docent Lecture: "The Splendor of the Past: A Diary of 18th Century Paris", by Marsha Holm

Salon Doré from the Hôtel de la Trémoille, Paris
August 15, 2015 -

From the salon to the shops, the couturier's to the courtiers, 18th century Paris exuded high fashion and high living. Using paintings, furniture, porcelain, and silver from the collection of the Legion of Honor, this lecture will examine the food, fashion, and frivolities that made life in Paris so remarkable.

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Slow Art Day

slow art day
April 11, 2015 -

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

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Discovering Connections Teacher Institute 2015 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum, and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Discovering Connections Institute
July 28, 2015 - 9:00amJuly 31, 2015 - 4:00pm

This four-day program will allow teachers to explore the collections of four major San Francisco museums through observation, inquiry, and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with art and learn how the museum setting empowers critical thinking and creativity. This institute is designed for high school teachers and includes gallery experiences, discussions with museum staff, and an education packet. Application deadline is May 4, 2015.

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