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June Artist-in-Residence: "Charismatic Expressions of a Microscopic World," by Sean Orlando

Photograph of artist
June 4, 2014June 29, 2014

Charismatic Expressions of Microscopic World

Kimball Education Gallery

Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, plus Friday nights until 8:45 pm

Charismatic Expressions of a Microscopic World is a series of metal sculptures designed and fabricated by Sean Orlando and inspired by seedpods and naturally forming geometric shapes found in nature. The focus of the installation will be on micro-flora and -fauna, as well as vintage scientific illustrations of microscopic organisms.

Artist Program 

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF’s Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums and provide exposure to emerging artists. Supported in part by Genuus.com and made possible with major support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museums for America program.

Blue Star Museums

The de Young and the Legion of Honor participate in the Blue Star Museums Program in 2014. All active military personnel and their families receive free general admission from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Special exhibition fees still apply. 

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Access Day: "Intimate Impressionism from the National Gallery of Art"

Impressionist paintings
June 9, 2014 -

Access Days feature extra blue parking spaces, extra seating inside and outside the exhibition, portable large-print editions of exhibition labels, docent-led tours, audio tours (free for visitors who with low-vision or that are blind), and printed versions of the audio tour script. Wheelchairs, folding stools, ASL interpretation (request two weeks in advance), and materials in alternative formats are available upon request.


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