The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offers a wide range of programs and educational opportunities that foster connections, expand knowledge, create community, and enable visitors of all ages to bring new perspectives to artworks in our permanent collection and special exhibitions. The Museums' Programs and Education initiatives partner with community groups, schools, city organizations, and advisory committees to engage multiple voices and diverse audiences in the Bay Area and beyond.
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s education programs are made possible with support from Art 4 Moore Fund, the Michael M. Peacock Foundation, the Trociuk Family, Daphne and Stuart Wells, Anna G. Gardner, Bank of America, Belvedere-Tiburon Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Daniel Donovan, de Youngsters, Elios Charitable Foundation, Eugenia Perez, Gagosian Gallery, Hanson Bridgett LLP, Hillsborough Auxiliary, Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation, Joseph G. Bradley Charitable Foundation, Kimball Foundation, The Links, Inc., Louise Chu, the Marilyn Langer Memorial Fund, The Sato Foundation, Daphne and Stuart Wells, Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, and an anonymous donor. Additional support is provided by endowments established by Peggy Adams, Mary Harrison, Walter S. Johnson Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Michael Zimmer.
Docents of the Fine Arts Museums provide tours of the permanent collections and special exhibitions at the de Young and Legion of Honor. Their service follows extensive training, through seminars and continuing education lectures. With additional training they also provide private group, school... View More
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... View More
The Education Department at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco provide a wide variety of resources, events and written materials for educators planning visits to the Museums with their students. Below you will find rich source material with which to prepare yourself and your students to visit... View More
College programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco focus on artistic enrichment, art history perspectives, studio art, and performing arts that highlight a specific time period, current events, or a traveling exhibition.Collections ResearchThe Museums’ web site is an excellent place to... View More
Crash Courses in Art History is a series of classes that teach curious lifelong learners how to look at, engage with, and discuss art using the de Young's and Legion of Honor's permanent collections. Taught by museum curators and educators, visiting scholars, and artists, each course enables... View More