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Public Transportation Discount

Muni riders with proof of public transit purchase receive a $2 discount. This discount is available in person at the time of purchase only, does not apply to internet sales, or previously purchased tickets, and cannot be combined with other offers.

Blue Star Museums

The de Young participates in the 2013 Blue Star Museums Program. 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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Artful Discoveries

docent leading a tour
August 28, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family members or care partners. Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience required!  Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent leading a tour
August 12, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family members or care partners. Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience required!  Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent leading a tour
June 26, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family members or care partners. Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience required!  Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

Artful Discoveries

Docent leading a tour
June 10, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family members or care partners. Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience required!  Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

Ancient Art Council Lecture: "The Louvre Etruscan Sarcophagus and Its Progeny", Richard De Puma, University of Iowa

April 26, 2014 - 2:00pm

Richard De Puma, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Classical Art and Archaeology, School of Art and Art History, University of Iowa

This lecture examines the 19th-century discovery and exhibition history of the famous Louvre terracotta sarcophagus, which inspired a number of other major museums to collect related works and sometimes impressive forgeries. The lecture explains how such errors of judgment were made by expert connoisseurs and points out the mistakes made by forgers.

Guest Lecture: "Pyramids, Mummies, and Cleopatra: Recent Discoveries" by Dr. Zahi Hawass

picture of Dr. Zahi Hawass at an archaeological dig site
May 22, 2014 - 6:00pm8:00pm

6–7 pm, Lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass, former Minister of Antiquities, Egypt 

7–8 pm, Book signing and reception

Join the FIne Arts Museums of San Francisco for a very special lecture by famed Egyptian archaeologist Dr. Zahi Hawass, presented by the Ancient Art Council of the Fine Arts Museums. Immediately following his talk, Dr. Hawass will sign copies of his most recent book, Discovering Tutankhamun: From Howard Carter to DNA. Guests are also invited to enjoy a reception in the Hall of Antiquities.

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