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A group of people stand around a printed artwork being peeled off of a table.
This post was submitted by Ann Dawson, Achenbach Graphic Arts Council Travel ChairThe Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco possess a rich collection of works on paper, ranging from prints by Ed Ruscha, to Works...
A woman stands before eight colorful portraits hung in two rows of four.
On Saturday, April 12, the de Young, the Legion of Honor, and dozens of other museums and galleries around the world will participate in Slow Art Day. Like the National Day of Unplugging, which encourages people to power...
A brunette woman in a teal top stands in front of a picture of succulent plants
Emily Dreblow, founder of Soulflower Design Studio in San Francisco, is working on a floral creation for Bouquets to Art 2014—it’s her 5th year participating in the de Young’s art-inspired flower exhibition. Dreblow likes to...
The entrance to the exhibition Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George
In this Q&A Timothy Anglin Burgard, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco curator in charge of American art, answers all your burning questions about Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, on view...
Jugglers performing on top of Andy Goldsworthy's Drawn Stone in Diller Court
I admit it: I LOVE museums. I have a sense of wonder every time I walk into one, and (obviously) art museums are among my favorites. But sometimes my kids get a little bored or start to complain after an overdose of...
Google Art Project at the de Young
When I joined the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as an intern nearly a year ago, I was charged with the dream-of-a-lifetime task of adding works from the de Young’s collection to the Google Art Project, an online...
Portrait of the artist wearing glasses and drinking a cup of coffee
January Artist-in-Residence John Zaklikowski has titled his residency Culture and Physics Collide, an apt description for his artwork which utilizes a wide variety of technological materials and meets at the...
A shelf filled with books
Before I joined the Fine Arts Museums seven years ago as an editor, I did not know such a job existed in the museum world. It is not a role that merits much attention—in fact, the more invisible the editor’s hand, the better...
The backside of a painting with labels detailing its world travels
In keeping with the collaborative spirit of Matisse from SFMOMA, currently on view at the Legion of Honor, we’ve teamed up with SFMOMA to bring you this blog post, which originally appeared on SFMOMA’s Facebook...
A variety of jewels, housewares, and unique gifts that will be featured in the Holiday Artisan Fair.
We all have those people in our lives who are difficult to shop for, whether they’re super stylish, seem to have everything, or are just plain picky. Luckily, the Holiday Artisan Fair at the de Young offers a unique variety...

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