Member for a Day

Member for a Day
February 12, 2017 -

Begin the new year with inspiration abound. We welcome members of the following Bay Area institutions to discover the de Young and Legion of Honor with free general admission for a day.

de Young and Legion of Honor Members can also enjoy this day at our partner institutions around town:

Asian Art Museum
Jewish Museum
Museum of the African Diaspora
Oakland Museum of California
University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Walt Disney Family Museum
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Friday Nights at the de Young presents de Young Dance-Off: Salsa

Image courtesy of Rueda Con Ritmo. Photo by Yana Khalfin
June 3, 2016 -

Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art happenings that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours. Local artists conduct drop-in workshops, debut new commissions, display their art in the Kimball Education Gallery, and take part in conversations about the creative process. The café offers a delicious prix-fixe menu and specialty cocktails, and the Hamon Tower observation level is open until 8 pm.

Jane Kim, details from "From So Simple a Beginning: Celebrating the Diversity and Evolution of Birds", 2014–2015
Kimball Education Gallery
1:00 pm

June 1–July 3, 2016
Wednesdays–Sundays, 1–5 pm, Fridays until 8:45 pm
Artist Reception: Friday June 24, 2016, 6–8:30 pm

Image courtesy of Rueda Con Ritmo. Photo by Yussef Breffe
Wilsey Court
5:00 pm

Ryan, Sidney, and Rueda Con Ritmo offer two hour-long Cuban salsa and Rueda classes, starting at 5 and 6 pm. At both hours, four instructors will teach four different levels simultaneously. Beginners are welcome in any Level 1 class in Wilsey Court.

5–5:50 pm Rueda Con Ritmo Dance Class 1 (four levels taught simultaneously)

Wilsey Court - Intro/Beginning (Level 1) Cuban salsa and Rueda

Outside patio - Levels 2 and 3 Cuban salsa and Rueda

Piazzoni Murals Room - Level 4 Cuban salsa and Rueda


James Turrell, Three Gems, ca. 2005
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
5:00 pm

Visit James Turrell's Three Gems in the Osher Sculpture Garden during its optimal viewing time—at sunset! Open 5–8:45 pm, best view times are around sunset.

In 2014, artist James Turrell (b. 1943) contacted the Museums to review Three Gems, the “skyspace” sited in a grass-covered hill in the Osher Sculpture Garden. The work was approaching its tenth anniversary at the de Young, having been installed during the opening of the new building in 2005.  

Photo by FAMSF
Buchanan Court
6:00 pm

Every week, Friday Nights at the de Young offers art-making activities to encourage everyone of all ages to tap into their creativity.

Image courtesy of Luis Medina. Photo by Mick Guzman
Wilsey Court
6:00 pm

Hosted by emcee Luis Medina

Image courtesy of Campania All Stars. Photo by Sidney Weaverling
Wilsey Court
7:00 pm

The internationally acclaimed dance group, Compañia All Stars of Santiago de Cuba come to San Francisco to teach dance classes to museum visitors in collaboration with local dance troupe Rueda Con Ritmo. The All Stars also perform their innovative choreography throughout the evening. Under the direction of Jorge Luna Roque, they have toured Europe, Mexico, and the United States, and are now coming to the West Coast for the first time, hosted by local dance group Rueda Con Ritmo and sponsored by Brava! for Women in the Arts.

Member For A Day

Photo © Greg Habiby
March 19, 2016 -

Jump into spring with a day of art around town! Choose among your favorites from the following Bay Area institutions offering FAMSF Members free general admission on Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Asian Art Museum
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Museum of the African Diaspora
Oakland Museum of California
SF Camerawork
University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Walt Disney Family Museum
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Ancient Art at the Legion of Honor (6th Grade)

This curriculum guide seeks to expand student understanding of the cultural climates that stimulated the growth of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. As objects of personal devotion, displays of state power, or funerary implements, art played an important role in the development and organization of these cultures. Incorporating these lessons in your classroom will help enliven historical studies, foster interdisciplinary comprehension, and encourage students to recognize the direct influences of the past on the present.

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