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Poets in the Galleries

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

Devorah Major, poet and teacher, and other Bay Area poets lead classes through two 90-minute sessions at the de Young and the Legion of Honor. Students participate in a variety of writing excercises designed to raise their awareness of the art objects they are viewing and to sharpen their ability to use language effectively to interpret what they are seeing and experiencing around them.

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Poets in the Galleries is made possible with support from the Joseph and Mercedes McMicking Foundation.

Mini-Symposium: Scientific Testing of Art and Textiles

Maternity Figure (detail), 12th to 15th century. Mali, Djenne people. Earthenware. Gift of Marcia and John Friede. 2007.6

On February 11, 2010 the Conservaiton Department, the department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art and the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textiles Arts hosted a mini-symposium at the de Young. An international lineup of scholars presented some of the major scientific techniques used to analyze works of art and textiles. Their presentations highlighted the advantages and limitations of scientific testing in attempting to answer questions of provenance, dating, authenticity and conservation.

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Questions of Provenance: A Mini-Symposium

On February 10, 2011 the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas, the Jolika Collection of New Guinea Art and the Caroline and H. McCoy Jones Department of Textile Arts hosted Questions of Provenance: A Mini-Symposium at the de Young Museum. Barbara T. Hoffman, Kate Fitz Gibbon and Hermione Waterfield comprised the expert panel of speakers who gave presentations on the topic of provenance in museum and private collecting.

Please click on the thumbnails below to view individual presentations.

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Pissarro's People: Educational Resources

Dear Educator:

Thank you for supporting your students’ visit to the exhibition Pissarro’s People on view at the Legion of Honor. This exhibition presents the often-overlooked figurative paintings of Camille Pissarro. The nearly 100 works, which span the artist’s career, reveal his concern with the social, economic and political future of the communities where he lived.

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Museum Ambassadors

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Museum Ambassadors Classroom Visit and Gallery Tours!

This award-winning outreach program is offered to San Francisco 3rd-5th grade classes. Teen student ambassadors from San Francisco Unified High Schools offer facilitated classroom visits and facilitated gallery tours to all San Francisco 3rd-5th grade student who attend public, private or parochial schools.

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The Museum Ambassador Program is made possible with support from Bank of America, de Youngsters, Pam Earing and Jeff Thomas, Gap Inc., Dr. Jessica and Jeffrey Gaynor, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Kimball Foundation, the Marilyn Langer Memorial Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Garland M. Lasater III, Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Lauder, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McKnight, Mr. and Mrs. Jason E. Moment, Sato Foundation, Diane B. Wilsey, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

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