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Visit ARTWEAR at the de Young on May 1st and 2nd to meet a thriving community of local artisans who create one-of-a-kind jewelry and textiles, from handmade felt hats to earrings made from discarded books. We met three...
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...
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...
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...
Frank Stella's Lettre sur les aveugles II, 1974
Step into Gallery 14 at the de Young and you will immediately encounter the riot of geometric color that is Frank Stella’s impressive 12-foot-square painting, Lettre sur les aveugles II (1974). This vibrant new...
Diane B. Wilsey
As an extensive national search to find a new director draws to a close, we look forward to making a public announcement soon. As we prepare to embark on the next chapter of our long history it’s a good time to reflect on...
Wari Turban
Objects are fussy. They’re susceptible to humidity, light levels, vibrations, and any number of other dangers, both large (floods) and small (mice). And whether it’s a tiny tea cup or a four-ton bronze statue, each object...

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