de Young Articles

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...
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...
A woman dressed in black climbing over a metal fence.
November Artist-in-Residence Ana Teresa Fernandez enacts and participates in the intersection of politics and personal identity through painting, performance, and video. Her work illuminates the barriers, both psychological...
A group photo of Lenora Lee and her many collaborators on the streets of NYC
De Young Artist Fellow Lenora Lee’s talents are unquestionable, but perhaps the key to her success is the incredible community that she’s built around herself. Her upcoming performance includes a long list...
Summer Art Campers created clay animals
This post was submitted by Ashley Harris.Inspiration abounded during the de Young’s 2013 Summer Art Camp as young artists created incredible works centered on the themes of animals in art and large-scale sculpture...
Profile picture of Peggy Gyulai
August Artist-in-Residence Peggy Gyulai explores the connections between music and the expressive possibilities of paint on canvas in her work. She listens to and looks at music as a subject, object, inspiration, and—like...
de Young Summer Art campers exploring the environs of Golden Gate Park
This blog post was written by Holly Olive Turney The de Young Summer Art Camp continues as our Apprentices, Artisans, and Masters observe, describe, and record their adventures. During the last two weeks,...
Untitled (Ruth Asawa holding a looped wire sculpture), 1952
SAN FRANCISCO (August 7, 2013) —The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are saddened by the loss of Ruth Aiko Asawa, who died on August 6, 2013, at the age of 87. Asawa was a groundbreaking modernist sculptor with whom the...
Elhadji Koumama is nearly seven feet tall and draped in traditional Tuareg robes
At nearly seven feet tall, draped in his traditional Tuareg robe of indigo, Elhadji Koumama stands as a monument to generations of Koumama craftsmen and their history.Saharan nomads until the 1970s when they settled in Niger...
Art inspired by the Japanese Tea Garden
This blog post was submitted by Ashley Harris.It’s summertime at the de Young, which means that the museum’s Summer Art Camp is in full swing and the Hamon Education Tower has been filled with talented young artists...

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