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Historic Futures: Artists Reinvent the Book

REVA AND DAVID LOGAN GALLERY OF ILLUSTRATED BOOKS
October 22, 2016April 9, 2017

The lineage of the artist’s book descends from the common impulse to use pictures to tell stories. This connection has held constant from Paleolithic cave paintings onward, through the emergence of the artist’s book as a recognized creative medium in the twentieth century. Historically, artists have used the familiar elements of the book form—paper, printing, binding—as opportunities for expression and reinvention, sometimes challenging our notion of what a book can be.

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Entry to this exhibition is included with general admission to the museum.

Adults $15, seniors 65+ $10, students with current ID $6, members and youths 17 and under free. Prices subject to change without notice.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Historic Futures: Artists Reinvent the Book

El Lissitzky, page 17 in the book Dlia Golosa (For the Voice), by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky (Berlin: Gosizdat, 1923). Typographic print, 7 3/8 x 4 7/8 in. FAMSF, Gift of the Reva and David Logan Foundation, 1998.40.79.8. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Access Day - The Brothers Le Nain: Painters of 17th-Century France

Louis Le Nain, "Peasants before a House", ca. 1640
December 12, 2016 -
10:00am3:00pm

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 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.

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
December 29, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

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

Artful Discoveries

Docent in the galleries with seated guests
December 13, 2016 -
12:45pm2:15pm

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

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