Crown Point Press: The Art of Etching

February 25, 2006August 27, 2006

Crown Point Press’s accomplishments over 43 years as one of America’s foremost contemporary print publishers are celebrated in this exhibition of 35 prints by 16 artists, among them Chuck Close, Nathan Oliveira, Sol LeWitt, Shazia Sikander, Richard Tuttle, and Laura Owens. Crown Point specializes in etching techniques, most of which have existed for hundreds of years, and which the press has promoted as a vehicle for contemporary artistic approaches.

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From the Ground Up: American Artists of the Etching Revival

May 2, 2006September 3, 2006

The founding of the New York Etching Club in 1877 formalized the late-nineteenth century phenomenon known as the “etching revival” in the United States. Historically a medium used for reproductive printmaking, by the 1870s painters were using etching to make sensitive, original works of art. Etchings, which could be made using tools found at home, became extremely popular among artists and collectors.

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Armando Rascon: Naco Nocturnes

July 9, 2006January 1, 2007

CONNECTIONS GALLERY
Armando Rascon is the final artist whose work will be displayed in the inaugural year of the new de Young’s Connections Gallery program. Exhibitions in this gallery emphasize the more intuitive connections on which artists typically rely and provide a model for visitors of the kinds of relationships that emerge when the collections are viewed with an eye toward common elements.

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The Quilts of Gee's Bend

July 16, 2006January 1, 2007

NOW EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31!

Hailed by The New York Times as "some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced," the quilts of Gee's Bend make San Francisco the final stop in their widely acclaimed nationwide tour.

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New de Young First Anniversary

October 13, 2006October 14, 2006

On October 15, 2005, the de Young museum re-opened in Golden Gate Park to worldwide acclaim. One year and over 1.6 million visitors later, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco wants to thank the Bay Area for its tremendous support. With the help of sponsors Bon Appetit, KFOG, and Wells Fargo, the celebration will kick off on Friday evening, October 13th, from 5 pm to midnight with a $5 admission fee. Following the Friday festivities, the de Young will host a community-wide Free Day on Saturday, October 14.

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