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 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.
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:
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.
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.
On February 7 at noon PST join a diverse group of participants hosted by the Legion of Honor and the Google Art Project for an Art Talk about the true stories of the Monuments Men. Participants include:
Discover the history and elegance of Houghton Hall, one of England’s grandest country houses, built in the 1720s by Sir Robert Walpole (1676–1745), Britain’s first prime minister. Constructed in the Palladian style by architects James Gibbs and Colen Campbell and decorated by the influential designer William Kent, it has survived through the centuries in a remarkably well-preserved state.
Adults $15-$18, seniors 65+ $12–$15, students with current ID $11–$14, youths 6–17 $10–$13, members and children 5 and under free.
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Groups of 10 or more have access to priority booking and private tours. Contact the group sales office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415.750.3620.
Prices subject to change without notice.
Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in collaboration with Houghton Hall. An indemnity has been granted by the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.
The Buena Vista Fund of Horizons Foundation
The Michael Taylor Trust
Diane B. Wilsey
Mr. and Mrs. Carl F. Pascarella
Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Andrews, Jr.
Giselle Parry-Farris and Ray K. Farris
Mr. and Mrs. William Hamilton
Opening Events Sponsor
L: William Kent, architectural drawing for the Marble Parlour at Houghton Hall, ca. 1730. Black and brown ink and brown wash on paper. Collection of Marquess of Cholmondeley, Houghton Hall. R: John Singer Sargent, Portrait of Sybil, Countess Rocksavage, later Marchioness of Cholmondeley, 1913. Oil on canvas. Marquess of Cholmondeley, Houghton Hall. Photo: Bridgeman Art Library
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.