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, Daphne and Stuart Wells, and an anonymous donor.
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.
Become the smartest kid in your class! Join us for the de Young's series of after-school art classes for children in 1st through 8th grades. Art After School offers an in-depth exploration of world cultures through the museum's extensive collections of art from Africa, Oceania, Mesoamerica and North America.
The Fine Arts Museums' School Programs enable students to make connections and develop an understanding of art in both creative and historical contexts. The programs described below offer a vast array of experiences ranging from independent viewing to facilitated visits with docents, museum artists, poets and the Museum Ambassadors. All guided programs provide opportunities for students to work directly with ideas, interpretation and communication in the gallery and/or artist studio.
Make your family's next visit to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco one to remember! Whether you are interested in seeing art or making it, your family will take away more than just memories from the Museums.
The conservation and care of works of art is fundamental to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco’s mission to provide its community and region with high quality exhibitions, programs, education and outreach. The FAMSF conservation department was founded in 1972 to support the preservation, study, and treatment of objects, paintings, paper, and textiles. The conservation department continues to be devoted to the needs of the wide-ranging collections, educational programs, and exhibitions.