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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.

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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.

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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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Guest Lecture: "Matisse in San Francisco" Janet Bishop, curator of painting and sculpture, SFMOMA

Matisse La Conversation
December 1, 2013 - 2:00pm3:00pm

Henri Matisse visited the Bay Area just once, in 1931, before setting sail for Tahiti. However, the French master's art and legend in this region stretch back to 1906, just after the great earthquake, when the American expatriates Sarah and Michael Stein returned home from Paris to check on their properties, bringing Matisse paintings along with them in their luggage. The Steins' local presentation of the artist’s brightly colored canvases—the first of the artist's works to be seen in the United States—launched the region's longstanding passion for the Matisse and his art.

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