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In this project we learn about Judy Chicago, an artist who paves the way for women in the arts. We look at her series, The End, emphasizing her concern for the survival of all living creatures on Earth. Examining...
Collection ConnectionAlthough Fernand Léger is better known for his Cubist paintings (also called “Tubist,” as his figures tend to rely on tube shapes), he also made beautiful illustrated books. This one illustrates La...
Visiting the museum this summer with kids? Here are some helpful tips from our teaching artists for making your visit to Golden Gate Park creative beyond the museum’s walls. All of these activities were tested and approved...
Create a 3 part drawing that documents your in-depth exploration of a tree using observation, notation, and sketching. Watch Meet A TreeCollection ConnectionChiura Obata, Untitled (Redwood Tree Spire, Alma), ca....
Do you want to inject some creativity into your Zoom meetings? Why not bring some art into your meeting? We’re thrilled to present twenty-four images of works of art and architecture, each hand-picked by the Fine Arts...
When I was a kid, Juneteenth was always a magically timed celebration. School was just letting out, the frigid Minnesotan air would hastily change to thick heat that stuck to your skin, and the church barbecue would last...
FRANCISCO ROSAS: Thank you, Terry, for chatting with us for Pride Month. It has been a very thrilling one for the GLBT Historical Society. Can you share some of what the Society has been up to and the details of your...
Join us for the last episode of Season 3 with multidisciplinary artist Lava Thomas. Drawing from her family’s Southern roots and current and historical socio-political events,  artist Lava Thomas centers on ideas that...
Create a flower painting in close detail, inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s Petunias (1925). Learn about the primary, secondary, and tertiary colors on the color wheel. Mix light colors using white and make shadows...
In this project, students learn about primary colors and how to mix secondary colors using paint. They learn how the color wheel describes the relationships between the colors while making a color wheel of their own. Watch...

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