Education

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offer a wide range of programs and educational opportunities that foster connections, expand knowledge, create community, and enable visitors of all ages to bring new perspectives to artworks in our permanent collection and special exhibitions. The Museums' Programs and Education initiatives partner with community groups, schools, city organizations, and advisory committees to engage multiple voices and diverse audiences in the Bay Area and beyond.

Teen Programs

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco offers free events and job opportunities for high school students. Teens ages 17 and under receive FREE general admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor with a valid school ID.EventsTeen Studio SeriesReturning Fall 2019Join us for free monthly art... View More

K–12 Class Visits

K–12 educators are encouraged to bring their classes to the de Young and Legion of Honor permanent collections and temporary exhibitions. Educators may choose from any of the following categories, selecting the one that best supports their classroom goals. For an overview of what the museum can... View More

College Programs

College programs at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco focus on artistic enrichment, art history perspectives, studio art, and performing arts that highlight specific time periods, current events, or a traveling exhibition.Collections ResearchVisit the permanent collection pages at the de Young... View More

Resources for Educators

The Education Department at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco provides a wide variety of resources, events and written materials for educators planning visits to the Museums with their students. Below you will find rich source material with which to prepare yourself and your students to visit... View More

Fine Arts Museums Docent Programs

Docents of the Fine Arts Museums provide tours of the permanent collections and special exhibitions at the de Young and Legion of Honor. Their service follows extensive training, including seminars and continuing education lectures. With additional training, they also provide private group, school... View More

Sponsors

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s education programs are made possible with support from Adobe, Alaska Airlines, Art4Moore Fund, Gwynn and Mitchel August, Bank of America, Belvedere-Tiburon Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, Josephine Brownback, California Arts Council, John W. Cary, in memory of Leslie Cary, Kate Harbin Clammer and Adam Clammer, Confidence Foundation, Rajnikant and Helen Desai, de Youngsters Art Party, Elios Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Robert and Michelle Friend, Gap Foundation, Hanson Bridgett LLP, Joseph G. Bradley Charitable Foundation, Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Gretchen Kimball, Kimball Foundation, Koret Foundation, Pamela and Doug Kudlick, the Marilyn Langer Memorial Fund, Amy and Andrew McKnight, Neal and Susan Mielke, in memory of Dr. & Mrs. George S. Wong, Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, The Sato Foundation, Philip Schlein and T. Beller, Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Daphne and Stuart Wells, William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, Diane B. Wilsey, Faye Wilson, Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, Stanley Yarnell, and an anonymous donor. Additional support is provided by endowments established by Peggy Adams, Mary Harrison, and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.