Why Funding for the NEA Matters

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is an independent agency of the United States federal government that offers support and funding for projects exhibiting artistic excellence. Without this support, many programs that we take for granted would not be possible.

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Page Views Explores Monet: The Early Years

We hope you’re enjoying our first Page Views selection, The Judgment of Paris: The Revolutionary Decade That Gave The World Impressionism by Ross King (Walker & Company, 2006) as you prepare for your visit to Monet: The Early Years at the Legion of Honor. King’s work provides an approachable view into the political, social and artistic lineages of Impressionism.

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The Best Way to Experience Bouquets to Art

Celebrate the beginning of spring at our annual Bouquets to Art exhibition! Between the exciting lectures and demonstrations, delicious luncheons, the opening gala, and, of course, the galleries of art paired with breathtaking floral design, there’s never a dull moment.

To help you make the most out of this popular event we’re offering this brief survival guide:

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Join Page Views, Our New Book Club

You’re invited to join Page Views, a new book club at the de Young and Legion of Honor! Our goal is to deepen engagement with works on view by pairing special exhibitions with a companion text. Together, we’ll celebrate art history, literature, and the thrill of lively discussion among friends new and old.

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Three Voices on Horror, Defiance, and Love

A lonely two-lane road splits the quiet countryside of Mississippi. A small huddle of white men shield themselves with a sign that reads “Members Only.” A black woman looks away from a funeral procession to challenge the camera with her stare.

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Art is Like a Bright Star

In early February, the Fine Arts Museums announced the acquisition from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta of 62 works by African-American artists from the Southern United States. These works address some of the most profound and persistent issues in American society, including race, class, gender, and religion.

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