Family Art Making

Family Art Making
April 28, 2018 - 11:00am4:00pm

The Family Art Making table offers a drop-in art project activity and gallery guide led by professional teaching artists and teen Museum Ambassadors. In April, Family Art Making will focus on the special exhibition Cult of the Machine. Artists of all ages are welcome to join. 

Family Art Making

Family Art Making
April 21, 2018 - 11:00am4:00pm

The Family Art Making table offers a drop-in art project activity and gallery guide led by professional teaching artists and teen Museum Ambassadors. In April, Family Art Making will focus on the special exhibition Cult of the Machine. Artists of all ages are welcome to join. 

Family Art Making

Family Art Making
April 14, 2018 - 11:00am4:00pm

The Family Art Making table offers a drop-in art project activity and gallery guide led by professional teaching artists and teen Museum Ambassadors. In April, Family Art Making will focus on the special exhibition Cult of the Machine. Artists of all ages are welcome to join. 

Member for a Day

visitors having fun at the de Young Museum in San Francisco California
June 16, 2018 - 9:30am5:00pm

Membership means more adventures in new places! An annual Bay Area tradition, Member for Day invites members of participating cultural institutions to explore the membership experience at other institutions for free. Members of the de Young and Legion of Honor receive a visit for two at the following locations:

Docent Lecture: "Cult of the Machine: Influence on Art and Culture", by Julia Geist

Charles Sheeler, Rolling Power, 1939
April 15, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism—a style that emerged in America in the teens and flourished during the 1920s and 1930s—reconciled realism with abstraction, and wed European art movements, such as Purism, Cubism, and Futurism, to American subject matter to create a streamlined, “machined” aesthetic with themes ranging from the urban and industrial to the pastoral.

Docent Lecture: "Cult of the Machine: Influence on Art and Culture", by Julia Geist

Charles Sheeler, "Rolling Power,"1939
April 8, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism—a style that emerged in America in the teens and flourished during the 1920s and 1930s—reconciled realism with abstraction, and wed European art movements, such as Purism, Cubism, and Futurism, to American subject matter to create a streamlined, “machined” aesthetic with themes ranging from the urban and industrial to the pastoral.

Docent Lecture: "Faith in the Machine: American Art between the Wars", by Gretchen Turner

Charles Sheeler, "Classic Landscape," 1931
April 3, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Characterized by highly structured, geometric compositions with smooth surfaces, linear qualities, and lucid forms, Precisionism—a style that emerged in America in the teens and flourished during the 1920s and 1930s—reconciled realism with abstraction, and wed European art movements, such as Purism, Cubism, and Futurism, to American subject matter to create a streamlined, “machined” aesthetic with themes ranging from the urban and industrial to the pastoral.

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