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Exhibitions Articles

Joseph Mallord William Turner Norham Castle, Sunrise, ca.1845 Oil on canvas 35 ¾ x 48 in. (90.8 x 121.9 cm) Tate London Image © Tate, London 2014
Joseph Mallord William Turner, Norham Castle, Sunrise, ca.1845. Oil on canvas, 35 ¾ x 48 in. (90.8 x 121.9 cm).Tate London. Image © Tate, London 2014From our pen pals at the Getty: What J. M. W. Turner might have...
Robert and Jane Meyerhoff at the National Gallery of Art, October 24, 1988
In 1987, Jane and Robert Meyerhoff announced their pledge to donate their art collection to the National Gallery of Art, including many of the works currently on view in the de Young’s special exhibition Modernism from...
Lately, lace is everywhere you look. In December 2013 the de Young Museum opened Lace: Labor and Luxury, a small installation showcasing prints from the Achenbach Foundation of Graphic Arts featuring fashionable...
A large crowd mills about an art fair
On May 15—18 Art Market San Francisco, the Bay Area’s contemporary and modern art fair, returns to Fort Mason’s Festival Pavilion for its fourth annual show. Engaging the interest of both active and new collectors, the fair...
A painted pot sits on a riser while a female technician adjusts its base
The Thomas Weisel Family’s recent gift of Native American art is comprised in large part of pottery, including rare Mimbres pieces that date back to the 11th century. Approximately 50 pieces of Mimbres and Pueblo pottery...
An abstracted horizontal landscape of a still lake in shades of blue, grey, and green
Although Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George (previously on view at the de Young in 2014) focused on the artist’s work created in upstate New York, O’Keeffe is famously associated with the arid...
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...
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...

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