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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.


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.


Museum Ambassadors

Summer Forms Are Now Available! 

Schedule a Site Visit and Tour

Summer reservations must be made by mail, email or fax.



This award-winning program trains SFUSD high school students to give presentations and lead museum tours for elementary school classes and community groups. These teen educators provide a unique and interactive approach to learning about art.


The Museum Ambassador Program is made possible with support from Bank of America, the de Youngsters, Gap Inc., Mr. and Mrs. Garland M. Lasater III, Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Lauder, The Links, Incorporated – San Francisco Chapter, Mr. and Mrs. Jason E. Moment, the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Diane B. Wilsey, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and an anonymous donor.

Galleries in Focus

Docents work with small groups in the galleries to encourage student dialogue about the art, artists and cultures represented in the permanent collections.


Learning to Look

Schedule a Visit


Download a PDF form here.


The Learning to Look curriculum is included in your school program reservation and will be sent with your confirmation.

Want to check it out before making a reservation? Order your free curriculum by downloading and printing our PDF order form.

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

The Museums' teaching artists welcome your class to create and explore in the art studio and the museum galleries.

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