We want to thank you for everything you do for the Fine Arts Museums! Members receive 20% off all regularly priced merchandise at the Museum Stores. In-stock items only, proof of membership required.
This award-winning program trains 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 the de Youngsters, the Elios Charitable Foundation, the Gap Foundation, The Links, Incorporated – San Francisco Chapter, the Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, the Sato Foundation, Wells Fargo, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and an anonymous donor.
Educators are welcome to lead their classes on self-guided tours of the Museums' permanent collection galleries and some special exhibitions.
The Museums' teaching artists welcome your class to create and explore in the art studio and the museum galleries.
Get Smart with Art is a three part program for grades 4–12 that supports the California state content standards in language arts, social studies and visual arts.
Get Smart with Art is made possible with support from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation, and Daphne and Stuart Wells.
Past and Present: Building Museum Literacy at the Legion of Honor is made possible with support from the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation, the Mary A. Crocker Trust, the Sato Foundation, and the Elios Charitable Foundation.
Learn more about making reservations and logistics for your school's visit to the de Young.
Henry Alexander (American, 1860–1894). Scene from "The Mikado," with Louise Paullin (detail), 1886. Oil on panel. Anonymous gift. 1980.50.3
Sponsored by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, this video case study examines the role of Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) in art conservation. Through interviews with conservators at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Cultural Heritage Imaging (CHI) demonstrates the potential of this new imaging technique for conservation research, treatment, documentation and outreach.
The collections at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have rich and multivalent stories to tell. This Multimedia page provides access to the wide variety of media, symposia, new technologies and interactives that augment the Museums' permanent collections. Please click on the links below to explore further.
Docents of the Fine Arts Museums provide tours of the permanent collections and special exhibitions at the de Young and Legion of Honor. Their service follows extensive training, through seminars and continuing education lectures. With additional training they also provide private group, school group, and access tours, and participate in our Community Speakers Program, which offers lectures for the community on museum-related topics.