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Slow Art Day

slow art day
April 11, 2015 - 9:30am5:15pm

One day each Spring people all over the world visit museums and galleries to look at art slowly.

The structure of Slow Art Day is simple: visit a museum, choose a work of art, and spend five to ten minutes engaging with it. Discuss your experience with friends or join the online conversation using #SlowArtDay. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the practice of seeing.

Looking with a Soft Gaze with Stephen Holtzman
2–3 pm | de Young

April 11, 2015 - 9:30am

Get Smart with Art: California History

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Schedule a Get Smart with Art tour

The Get Smart with Art curriculum is included in your school program reservation and will be sent with your reservation confirmation.

Or order your Get Smart with Artcurriculum by downloading and printing our PDF order form.

Questions? Email schooltours@famsf.org or call 415.750.7696.

To discuss California history is to explore the multiple layers of cultural heritage that comprise the fascinating story of our state. Focusing on the mid–to–late nineteenth century, the ten objects presented in this guide address the growth of Euro–American settlements in the California region, technological advancements such as the Transcontinental Railroad, and the great wealth produced by western mining operations.

Location 

Discovering Connections Teacher Institute 2015 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum, and Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Discovering Connections Institute
July 28, 2015 - 9:00amJuly 31, 2015 - 4:00pm

This four-day program will allow teachers to explore the collections of four major San Francisco museums through observation, inquiry, and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with art and learn how the museum setting empowers critical thinking and creativity. This institute is designed for high school teachers and includes gallery experiences, discussions with museum staff, and an education packet. Application deadline is May 4, 2015.

July 28, 2015 - 9:00am

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Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking

Rosekrans Gallery, Special Exhibition Galleries 20B-C
September 19, 2015January 10, 2016

Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”

Location 

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with Montres Breguet.

Breguet subscription watch

Abraham-Louis Breguet and Antoine-Louis Breguet, subscription watch, sold in 1798. Silver case with gold fillets, enamel dial, and ruby cylinder escapement, diameter: 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm). Collection Montres Breguet S.A.

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