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In October 2021, artist Al Farrow sat down with conservators Jane Williams and Céline Chrétien to discuss the origins and future of his massive sculpture The Spine and Tooth of Santo Guerro, 2007. The work, a five-...
Color into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Present challenges many common assumptions surrounding the use of pastel as a medium. The exhibition attests to both how the medium was applied well beyond the...
I didn’t know what to expect as I began my summer internship at the de Young museum within the costume and textiles department. I was both nervous and thrilled. I worried that the space might prove to be inaccessible to me...
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s extensive and diverse pastel collection is the subject of the exhibition Color into Line: Pastels from the Renaissance to the Present, on view at the Legion of Honor from...