New Contemporary Arts Initiative

Thu, 11/17/2016

Hilary Lloyd, still from Movie, 2015. Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London.

SAN FRANCISCO (November 19)—The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) are launching a new contemporary arts initiative at the de Young and Legion of Honor to augment the institution’s collection, programming, and outreach. Building upon each museum’s unique history and identity, the initiative is dedicated to commissioning new exhibitions, installations, performances, and public programs that activate the buildings and collections.

Francisco Rosas
Public Relations Coordinator
tel: 415.750.8906
Miriam Newcomer
Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238
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Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade

Wed, 05/03/2017

Edgar Degas, "The Millinery Shop," 1879–1886. Oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 43 5/8 in. (100 x 110.7 cm). The Art Institute of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Larned Coburn Memorial Collection, 1933.428. Bridgeman Images

June 24–September 24, 2017 | Legion of Honor

Francisco Rosas
Public Relations Coordinator
tel: 415.750.8906
Miriam Newcomer
Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238
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The Salon Doré: The Renovation of a French 18th Century Period Room

Legion of Honor
Re-opening April 5, 2014

Mon, 03/10/2014

Courtesy of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
 

SAN FRANCISCO (March 10, 2014)—After a 18 month comprehensive conservation project, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to re-open the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor on April 5, 2014.

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Francisco Rosas
Public Relations Coordinator
tel: 415.750.8906
Miriam Newcomer
Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Receive Major Gifts of Art from the Estate of Diana Dollar Knowles

Fri, 08/16/2013

Gustave Caillebotte (French, 1848–1894), Sunflowers along the Seine, ca. 1885–1886. Oil on canvas, 35 1/2 x 28 in. (90.2 x 71.1 cm)

SAN FRANCISCO (August 16, 2013) – The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce a generous bequest of three paintings from the estate of Diana Dollar Knowles: Sunflowers along the Seine (ca. 1885–1886) by Gustave Caillebotte, and Ruins with Prophet and Ruins with Sibyl (both 1731) by Giovanni Paolo Panini. These additions represent the first examples of each artist’s work to enter the collections of the Fine Arts Museums.

Francisco Rosas
Public Relations Coordinator
tel: 415.750.8906
Miriam Newcomer
Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238
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David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition

de Young Museum
October 26, 2013-January 20, 2014

Mon, 07/01/2013

David Hockney, Yosemite I, October 16th 2011. iPad drawing printed on paper (6 sheets), mounted on Dibond (6 sheets). Each: 71 3/4 x 42 3/4 in. (182.3 x 108.6 cm); overall: 143 1/2 x 128 1/4 in. (364.5 x 325.8 cm). © David Hockney, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco present David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, on view at the de Young Museum from October 26, 2013 through January 20, 2014. Assembled by Hockney exclusively for the de Young, this exhibition marks the return to California of the most influential and best-known British artist of his generation. More than 300 works will be shown in 18,000 square feet of gallery space, making this the largest exhibition in the history of the museum.

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Francisco Rosas
Public Relations Coordinator
tel: 415.750.8906
Miriam Newcomer
Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238

American Heroes: Japanese American World War II Nisei Soldiers and the Congressional Gold Medal

de Young Museum
June 29 – August 4, 2013

Sat, 06/29/2013

SAN FRANCISCO — The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce that the Congressional Gold Medal awarded in 2011 to Japanese American, or Nisei, World War II veterans in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments, will visit the de Young from June 29, 2013 through August 4, 2013.

Francisco Rosas
Public Relations Coordinator
tel: 415.750.8906
Miriam Newcomer
Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238
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de Young & Legion of Honor Exhibition Schedule through February 2014

Wed, 06/05/2013

(SAN FRANCISCO) June 5, 2013—The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco welcomes a new director and presents a diverse roster of upcoming exhibitions at the de Young and Legion of Honor.

Colin B. Bailey Joins the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as Director
On June 1, 2013 the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco welcomed as director Colin B. Bailey, an internationally respected art historian and curator.
For more information please visit: deyoungmuseum.org/director

Francisco Rosas
Public Relations Coordinator
tel: 415.750.8906
Miriam Newcomer
Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238
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The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond, 1950–1990

"I always visit Bulgari because it is the most important museum of contemporary art."
– Andy Warhol

Mon, 05/13/2013

"Bib" necklace, 1965. Gold with emeralds, amethysts, turquoise, and diamonds. 39 x 6 cm. Formerly in the collection of Lyn Revson. Bulgari Heritage Collection, inv. 401 N565

SAN FRANCISCO (May 13, 2013)—The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are pleased to announce The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond 1950–1990, an exhibition of approximately 150 pieces created by the renowned Italian jeweler over four decades. This exclusive exhibition will highlight jewelry that defined a pivotal period in Italian design, and will include many pieces from the personal collection of Elizabeth Taylor.

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Francisco Rosas
Public Relations Coordinator
tel: 415.750.8906
Miriam Newcomer
Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238

Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966

de Young Museum
June 22 – September 29, 2013

Wed, 05/01/2013

Richard Diebenkorn, Seawall, 1957. Oil on canvas, 20 x 26 inches. Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Gift of Phyllis G. Diebenkorn, 1995.96 © 2013 The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO — Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953–1966, on view at the de Young Museum from June 22 through September 29, 2013, will be the first exhibition to explore in-depth the work produced by Diebenkorn between 1953 and 1966, when he lived in Berkeley, California.  The presentation will include over 130 of the artist’s paintings and drawings assembled from collections across the country, many of them rarely or never before seen in public exhibitions.

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Francisco Rosas
Public Relations Coordinator
tel: 415.750.8906
Miriam Newcomer
Director of Public Relations
tel: 415.750.3554 cell: 310.592.5238

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