Aigrette, Mellerio dits Meller, Paris, 1905. Gold, platinum, diamonds, and enamel, 2 3/16 x 2 3/8 in. (5.5 x 6 cm). © The Al Thani Collection. All rights reserved. Photography by Prudence Cuming Associates Ltd
Marc Nattier, "Thalia, Muse of Comedy," 1739. Oil on canvas, 53 1⁄2 × 49 in. (135.9 × 124.5 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1954.59
Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to share a preview of upcoming exhibitions opening at the Legion of Honor in 2018.
Truth and Beauty: The Pre-Raphaelites and the Old Masters
June 30 – September 30, 2018
Lonnie Holley (b. 1950 ), "Him and Her Hold the Root," 1994. Rocking chairs, pillow, root. 45.5 x 73 x 30.5 in. Ron Lee/The Silver Factory © Lonnie Holley.
New exhibition to showcase recent acquisition of 62 works by 22 contemporary African American artists
de Young | June 3, 2017 – April 1, 2018
Urs Fischer, "Snail Crossing Helmet," 2016. Cast bronze, cast stainless steel, oil paint, 11 1/2 x 9 5/8 x 12 1/2 in. (29.2 x 24.4 x 31.8 cm). Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Massimo De Carlo, Milan. Photo: Mats Nordman. Image courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
April 22 – July 2, 2017
Legion of Honor
Thornton Dial, "Lost Cows", 2000-2001. Cow skeletons, steel, golf bag, golf ball, mirrors, enamel, and Splash Zone compound, 76.5 x 91 x 52 in. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, museum purchase, American Art Trust Fund, and gift of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection. Artwork © Estate of Thornton Dial / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo Stephen PitkinPitkin Studio, Rockford, IL / Art Resource, NY.
Acquisition includes major works by Thornton Dial, Lonnie Holley, and Ronald Lockett,
and will significantly enhance the spectrum of scholarship on American art
All works to be presented in, Revelations: Art from the African American South,
at the de Young from June 3, 2017 through April 1, 2018
Max Hollein, Director and CEO, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
A Look to 2017
SAN FRANCISCO—Perhaps the most newsworthy event for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in 2016 was the midyear appointment of Director and CEO Max Hollein, who came to San Francisco after 15 years in Frankfurt, where he led the Schirn Kunsthalle, the Städel Museum, and the Liebieghaus Sculpture Collection. After six months at the museums, Hollein has made great strides in building an exciting program for 2017 and beyond.
Floral display: Isabella Boyer Sikaffy of Burlingame; artwork: Margaret Glapp, No. 4, 1926; Photograph by Drew Altizer.
March 14–19, 2017
Stuart Davis (1892–1964), "The Mellow Pad," 1945–51; oil on canvas; 26¼ x 42 1/8 in. (66.7 x 107 cm); Brooklyn Museum; bequest of Edith and Milton Lowenthal 1992.11.6. © Estate of Stuart Davis / Licensed by VAGA, New York.
Exclusive West Coast Presentation
April 1–August 6, 2017 | de Young
Artist: Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley Publisher: Family Dog. Printer: The Bindweed Press. “Skeleton and Roses,” Grateful Dead, Oxford Circle, September 16 & 17, Avalon Ballroom, 1966. Color offset lithograph poster, 50.7 x 35.6 cm (19 15/16 x 14 in). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts Endowment Fund, 1974.13.100
April 8–August 20, 2017 | de Young