Gift Memberships

Give the gift that really does keep on giving all year long.

A gift membership to the Fine Arts Museums is a great way to share all that the museums have to offer. Your gift recipient will enjoy unlimited free admission, museum store discounts, a subscription to Fine Arts magazine, invitations to member events and viewing hours, and so much more.

Gift memberships are available at all levels.

Purchase a gift membership online or call Member Services at 415.750.3636.


Artful Discoveries

A docent leading a tour in the galleries
May 13, 2014 - 1:00pm2:00pm

Artful Discoveries is a program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their family member or care partner. Artful Discoveries is interactive and a chance to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience required! Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.

Member for a Day

de Young Museum
March 8, 2014 - 9:30am

Bay Area cultural institutions are teaming up to host Member for a Day on Saturday, March 8, 2014.

Members from participating institutions enjoy reciprocal general admission and a 10 percent discount in the Museum Stores at the de Young and the Legion of Honor.

FAMSF members can enjoy reciprocal admission and special activities at each museum.

Participating institutions include:


Member Services


(Monday–Friday, 9 am–5 pm)

(24 hours a day, 7 days a week) 

One membership. Two museums. Countless benefits.

Experience the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as only a member can.

Along with unlimited free admission to special exhibitions and the permanent collections of the de Young and the Legion of Honor, FAMSF members also receive invitations to private viewing hours, priority ticketing, and an array of additional benefits.

But most importantly, FAMSF members take pride in knowing their generous support enables the Fine Arts Museums to continue our role as a leader in Bay Area cultural life.


Teacher Institute: Discovering Connections 2014

de Young Museum
July 22, 2014 - 9:00amJuly 25, 2014 - 4:00pm

In this four-day program, teachers will visit and explore artworks from the collections of the Asian Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (on view at the Asian Art Museum) using observation, inquiry, analysis, and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with art and learn how the museum setting empowers students' critical thinking and creativity.

The institute is designed for high school teachers and includes gallery experiences, discussions with museum staff, and an education packet.

Docent Lecture: "California Palace of the Legion of Honor: The Rest of the Story," by Rita Dunlay

November 5, 2013 - 2:15pm3:15pm

Learn what makes our very own Legion of Honor the most beautifully situated museum in the country; the story behind the museums' benefactress Alma de Bretteville Spreckels; and how this building and its collections reflect Spreckels's love of France.

Docent Lecture: "Artful Animals," Julia Geist

Anonymous Indian artist, Composite Camel, 19th century
November 5, 2013 - 1:00pm2:00pm

From sustenance to companionship, animals have played a variety of roles in our lives and inspire a range of emotions—fear, love, awe—as well as a host of symbolic associations. This exhibition draws from the vast resources of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts to produce a compelling portrait of the animal world, represented in a wide array of cultures, artistic styles, and media from about AD 1500 to the present.


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