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Art That’s Fit to Wear: ARTWEAR at the de Young
A women wearing a black glass necklace

On Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, the de Young will host its sixth annual ARTWEAR event, where visitors can browse and take home pieces of original, wearable art. Featuring designs from 16 skilled Bay Area textile and jewelry artisans, ARTWEAR offers a colorful variety of apparel and accessories that are entirely handcrafted.

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Art History: An Immersive Education
Slides are projected onto a screen in a darkened old-fashioned theater

“The museum is a perfect environment within which to study art, there is none better,” says Dr. Maria Cheremeteff, professor of art history at City College of San Francisco.

Art History 102: Western Art History, Byzantine Empire to 1800 taught in the Florence Gould Theater

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Exploring the Art of Paper with the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council
A group of people stand around a printed artwork being peeled off of a table.

This post was submitted by Ann Dawson, Achenbach Graphic Arts Council Travel Chair

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Slow Art Day at the de Young and Legion of Honor
A woman stands before eight colorful portraits hung in two rows of four.

On Saturday, April 12, the de Young, the Legion of Honor, and dozens of other museums and galleries around the world will participate in Slow Art Day. Like the National Day of Unplugging, which encourages people to power down their smartphones and socialize face-to-face, Slow Art Day’s mission is to enable new connections with art that otherwise might be lost in the everyday blur of activity.

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Keeping It Green with Bouquets to Art Flower Designer Emily Dreblow
A brunette woman in a teal top stands in front of a picture of succulent plants

Emily Dreblow, founder of Soulflower Design Studio in San Francisco, is working on a floral creation for Bouquets to Art 2014—it’s her 5th year participating in the de Young’s art-inspired flower exhibition. Dreblow likes to approach her work with a focus on two values that are near and dear to San Francisco’s heart: community and sustainability.

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Modern Nature Revealed
The entrance to the exhibition Modern Nature: Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George

In this Q&A Timothy Anglin Burgard, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco curator in charge of American art, answers all your burning questions about Modern Nature: Georgia O’Keeffe and Lake George, on view through May 11 at the de Young.

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