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Access Series on Disability and Art: Rembrandt's Beggars and the Representation of Disability and Poverty

Rembrandt van Rijn, "Beggar with a Wooden Leg," ca. 1630
May 25, 2013 -

Susan Schweik teaches disability studies at UC Berkeley, where she is associate dean of arts and humanities, and is the author of The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Rembrandt's Century, this talk discusses Rembrandt van Rijn's depiction of beggars, placing it in the context of visual representations of poverty and disability both historical and contemporary.

Artful Discoveries

de Young Museum
May 15, 2013 -

A program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family members and care partners, Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance to join others in looking and talking about art – no previous experience required! Specially trained museum artists highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum's galleries.  

Art History Lectures: "California Indian Baskets at the de Young," by Bianca Finley Alper, and "Arts of the Plains and the Northwest Coast at the Fine Arts Museums," by Matthew H. Robb

Degikup basket, early 20th century, Attributed to Tootsie Dick Sam (1885-1929)
May 30, 2013 -

Bianca Finley Alper is the Curatorial Assistant for the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Matthew H. Robb is the Curator of Arts of the Americas at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Fifth Annual Artwear at the de Young

Fifth Annual Artwear at the de Young
May 4, 2013 -

Celebrating five years of Bay Area wearable art at the de Young, seventeen of the San Francisco Bay Area’s top textile and jewelry artisans and designers will be on hand to showcase their unique handmade pieces, including apparel, accessories, necklaces, earrings, and more. This highly anticipated annual pre–Mother’s Day shopping event will also coincide with the premiere of the de Young’s latest textile exhibition, From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, opening on Saturday, May 4.

Art Making for All

Art making for all
April 26, 2013 -

Hands-on art making in celebration of our current Dutch-related exhibitions! These projects help visitors of all ages get up close and personal with the artistic process. Join our museum teaching artists to create an artwork of your own to take home.


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