Spend your summer making art at the de Young! Summer art classes for children ages 6–12 are taught by professional artist-teachers. Classes include explorations of the museum’s galleries, adventures in Golden Gate Park, and visual and performing art activities.
Summer Art Camp scholarships are made possible with support from the de Youngsters.
In the summer of 1964, San Francisco was ground zero for an historic culture clash as the site of the 28th Republican National Convention and the launch of the Beatles’ first North American tour. In the midst of the excitement, a young photographer new to the city was snapping pictures not of the politicians or musicians but of the people in the crowds and on the streets. Arthur Tress, an accomplished American photographer, made more than nine hundred negatives in San Francisco during the spring and summer of 1964—among his earliest documentary work.
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
The catalogue is published with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment for Publications.
Left: Untitled (Coit Tower), Center: Untitled, Right: Untitled (Powell Street); all 1964
For more than 50 years, Stephen De Staebler (1933–2011) created figurative sculptures primarily from clay—a medium derived from the primordial earth.
Matter + Spirit: The Sculpture of Stephen De Staebler has been organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Lead Sponsors are Lorna Meyer Calas and Dennis Calas. Sponsors are Dolby Chadwick Gallery, Beverly and Peter Lipman, Dorothy Saxe, and David and Roxanne Soward. Additional support has been provided by Lisa and Patrick Denzer. The catalogue is published with the assistance of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Endowment for Publications.
Become the smartest kid in your class! Join us for the de Young's series of after-school art classes for children in 1st through 8th grades. Art After School offers an in-depth exploration of world cultures through the museum's extensive collections of art from Africa, Oceania, Mesoamerica and North America.
The Fine Arts Museums' School Programs enable students to make connections and develop an understanding of art in both creative and historical contexts. The programs described below offer a vast array of experiences ranging from independent viewing to facilitated visits with docents, museum artists, poets and the Museum Ambassadors. All guided programs provide opportunities for students to work directly with ideas, interpretation and communication in the gallery and/or artist studio.
Free Saturday classes offered at the de Young feature Doing and Viewing Art activities designed for children ages 4 through 12. Facilitated family tours of permanent collections and current exhibitions are followed by studio workshops taught by professional artist-teachers. Programs are held most Saturdays—please check the online calendar to confirm.
Doing and Viewing Art is made possible with support from the Belvedere-Tiburon Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums and the de Youngsters families.
Make your family's next visit to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco one to remember! Whether you are interested in seeing art or making it, your family will take away more than just memories from the Museums.
In Koret Auditorium
7:00 p.m. (Seating is limited. Free tickets will be available beginning at 6:00 p.m. in front of the auditorium)
Special lecture: Masters of Venice: Renaissance Painters of Passion and Power from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
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Friday Nights at the de Young features local Bay Area musical talents from a wide range of musical genres. Be sure to check back every week to see when your favorite band might play on the main stage in Wilsey Court.
Wilsey Court is the main atrium of the de Young Museum, highlighted by Gerhard Richter's large-scale Strontium. It is located to the left inside the museum's main entrance. Seating for concerts is limited, with cocktail tables and a no-host bar.