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Art After School

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Visit the de Young's online calendar for a schedule of programs

Questions? Email families@famsf.org or call 415.750.3658.

Become the smartest kid in your class! Join us for the de Young's series of after-school art classes for children in 1st through 5th grades. Art After School offers an in-depth exploration of world cultures through the museum's extensive collections of art from Africa, Oceania, Mesoamerica and North America.


K–12 Students

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Questions? Email schooltours@famsf.org or call 415.750.7696.

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The Fine Arts Museums' School Programs enable students to make connections and develop an understanding of art in both creative and historical contexts. The programs described below offer a vast array of experiences ranging from independent viewing to facilitated visits with docents, museum artists, poets and the Museum Ambassadors. All guided programs provide opportunities for students to work directly with ideas, interpretation and communication in the gallery and/or artist studio.


Special Lecture on "The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy" by Lynn Federle Orr

October 9, 2011 -

Sunday, October 9, 2011
2:30–3:30 pm

Lynn Federle Orr, curator in charge of European Art, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, talks about the Legion of Honor's newest special exhibition.

The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy comprises 37 masterpieces of late medieval sculpture from the tomb of John the Fearless (1371–1419), the second duke of Burgundy. His elaborate tomb, once housed at a monastery on the outskirts of Dijon, is now one of the centerpieces of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon. 

"Impressionism through the Lens of Pissarro": Symposium in Conjunction with "Pissarro’s People"

October 22, 2011 -

“Impressionism through the Lens of Pissarro”

Academic symposium organized by and featuring Dr. Richard R. Brettell, curator of Pissarro’s People.

10:00–10:15 a.m.

Joachim Pissarro, Bershad Professor of Art History and Director of the Hunter College Galleries, Hunter College, City University of New York 
“The Humble and Colossal" Pissarro’s Anarchistic Theories: Cézanne’s Pissarro

Lecture: "At Court with the Burgundian Dukes," by Marina Belozerskaya

September 18, 2011 -

In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, the Dukes of Burgundy —ruling the territory of modern-day Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and western France—were famed across Europe for the splendor of their court. They comissioned and used outstanding artworks to express their power and taste. The Mourners in the current exhibition represent one example of ducal patronage. This lecture will discuss a number of other arts—gold work, tapestries, manuscripts, music and multimedia pageants—that made the Burgundian dukes the preeminent and most admired rulers of the early Renaissance.


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