ARTWEAR at the de Young

Image credit: Photograph courtesy of Marna Clark.

de Young
May 2‒3, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (April 17, 2014)—Celebrating six years of Bay Area wearable art, ARTWEAR at the de Young will feature 16 local textile and jewelry artisans and designers showcasing their unique hand-made work in the de Young’s Piazzoni Murals Room on Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, 2014.

“We like to think of ARTWEAR as a 'small but mighty' collection of curated art,” said founder and glass jewelry artisan, Marna Clark. “With only 16 selected artists, it's a pleasure to look for treasures, and meet and talk with the artists in the beautiful setting of the de Young Museum.”

Originally founded in 2006 as ARTWEAR in the Galleries, this event was an effort to bridge the gap between wearable art and fine art by hosting a one-day show for local artisans at the 49 Geary Street art galleries in San Francisco. The event migrated to the de Young in the spring of 2009 and has expanded into a two-day presentation that now attracts a loyal following of wearable art aficionados and trend-setters. It has become a highlight of the spring shopping season in the Bay Area, and is perfectly timed in advance of the Mother’s Day holiday.

Partnering with the Textile Arts Council at the Museums, the artisans and designers at ARTWEAR will present apparel, accessories, necklaces, earrings and more. Each purchase helps support the collections and exhibitions of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, making ARTWEAR a mutually beneficial community event.

Museum members will receive a 10 percent discount on all ARTWEAR purchases. Additionally, on May 2 and 3, 2014 the Museum Stores are pleased to announce a two day members-only sale during which museum members will receive 20 percent off all regularly priced items in the stores.

ARTWEAR takes place on Friday, May 2, 9:30 a.m.‒8:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 3, from 9:30 a.m.‒4:30 p.m. in the de Young’s Piazzoni Murals Room. Admission to ARTWEAR is free.

A media image gallery for this event is located here.
Learn more about ARTWEAR on the de Young blog here.


de Young
Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
Tuesdays–Sundays, 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.; Fridays 9:30 a.m.–8:45 p.m.; open select holidays; closed most Mondays

About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, are the largest public arts institution in San Francisco.

The de Young originated from the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition and was established as the Memorial Museum. Thirty years later, it was renamed in honor of Michael H. de Young, a longtime champion of the museum. The present copper-clad, landmark building, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, opened in October 2005. It showcases the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 17th to the 21st centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international modern and contemporary art.

The Legion of Honor was inspired by the French pavilion, a replica of the Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris, at San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915. The museum opened in 1924 in the Beaux Arts–style building designed by George Applegarth on a bluff overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge. Its holdings span four thousand years and include European painting, sculpture, and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and the largest collection of works on paper in the American West.

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