Get Smart with Art 4–8th grade Reservation Request

Get Smart with Art—Guided Gallery Visits and Studio Art Activity, Grades 4–8

Tour and Studio Themes by Grade Level

  • Fourth Grade: California History: Native American Culture and Westward Expansion. In the studio we will create natural pigments and explore patterns inspired by natural elements.
  • Fifth Grade: American History: Colonial–Revolution.
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Groups are not scheduled on the free first Tuesday of every month nor during Bouquets to Art week (April 25 to 30, 2017).

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Learning to Look K–3rd grade Reservation Request

Learning to Look—Guided Gallery Visits and Studio Art Activity Grades K–3

Tour and Studio Themes by Grade Level

  • Kindergarten: Students will explore shapes and lines while learning about overlapping and patterning in a community-centered project.
  • First Grade: We’ll be hunting for textures and patterns in the galleries so that we’re ready to work with clay in the studio.
  • Second Grade: There is symmetry, balance, and repetition all over the museum.
Name of teacher who will accompany students
School information
Please do not schedule transportation without receiving a tour confirmation.
You know your students best. Please help our staff and docents prepare to meet their needs and expectations by sharing the following information.
For example, special needs, unit studies the museum trip relates to, accommodations, or any other concerns.
For example, a call and response routine, quiet coyote hand symbol, etc.
For example, thumbs up, sideways, down.
I am requesting a…
Preferred dates and times

 Groups are not scheduled on the first free Tuesday of every month nor during Bouquets to Art week (April 25 to 30, 2017).

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Pat Steir: After Hokusai, After Hiroshige

July 17, 2010February 10, 2011

Complementing Japanesque at the Legion of Honor, this exhibition shows the continued influence of the Japanese print on Western artists into the late twentieth century. American painter, printmaker, and conceptual artist Pat Steir (b. 1938) was the first artist selected by Kathan Brown in 1982 to travel to Japan to make a color woodcut for Crown Point Press’s groundbreaking printmaking program in Kyoto.

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Pat Steir: After Hokusai, after Hiroshige

Yellow Bridge in the Rain after Van Gogh after Hiroshige, 1985 Color monotype, spit-bite aquatint, and etching

To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color

July 31, 2010January 9, 2011

To Dye For features over 50 textiles and costumes from the Fine Arts Museums’ comprehensive collection of textiles from Africa, Asia and the Americas. A truly cross-cultural presentation, the exhibition showcases objects from diverse cultures and historical periods, including a tie-dyed mantle from the Wari-Nasca culture of pre-Hispanic Peru (500–900 A.D.), a paste-resist Mongolian felt rug from the 15th–17th century and a group of stitch-resist dyed 20th-century kerchiefs from the Dida people of the Ivory Coast.

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Sponsors

To Dye For: A World Saturated in Color is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and supported by Olive and Bruce Baganz, Dr. Donald Breyer, Mary F. Connors, Dr. Guido Goldman, Harry and Diane Greenberg, Thomas Murray, Francesca Passalacqua and Don Ed Hardy, S. Peter Poullada and Nancy Sheppard, San Francisco Tribal, and Fifi White. Additional support provided by Britex Fabrics, Judith and Reed Content, Barbara and Dolph Shapiro, and Peter and Beverly Sinton.

Left: Mat (mosen) for the tea ceremony, 19th century. Mongolia or China for the Japanese market Wool; felted, resist dyeing (tie-dye). Right: Felt rug, 15th–17th century, Mongolia. Wool; felt, stencil-resist dyed

Volunteer

With their numerous exhibitions and community programs, both the de Young and the Legion of Honor rely greatly on the Fine Arts Museums' Volunteer Council, a vital, 300-member organization that provides visitor services and staff support six days a week.

Patrons Circle & Leadership Circle

Additional Information

All donors who upgrade will be invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour and cocktail reception. Join via mail or fax with our printable enrollment form.

Did you know by simply filling out a matching gift form provided by your employer, you may be able to double or even triple your gift? Please ask your HR representative if your employer has a matching gift program.

Contact Information

Emily Christian, Associate Director of Donor and Member Programs
415.750.3555
echristian@famsf.org

Alexandra Higgins
Annual Giving Coordinator
415.750.3508
ahiggins@famsf.org

Our Patrons Circle allows donors to deepen the role art plays in their life with a donation that provides vital support for the Museums’ programs. Members enjoy insider access with benefits including VIP tickets, additional guest privileges, and compelling learning opportunities through exclusive events and private tours. 

Our Leadership Circle provides the opportunity to invest in the future of the Museums. Members enjoy unparalleled access to our curators and the art world, as well as behind-the-scenes events and international travel opportunities.

Individual Giving

Contact Information

Pam Earing
Director of Individual Giving
415.750.8940
pearing@famsf.org

Larissa Trociuk, Individual Giving Officer
415.750.3641
ltrociuk@famsf.org

Major gifts of support have a significant impact on the Museum’s ability to present new exhibitions, offer the highest-quality of educational programming, and engage audiences in interactive experiences with art.   They enable the conservation of FAMSF’s collections, and inspire capital projects which support asset-building needs.  Major gifts come in many forms and can be made through cash contributions, gifts of appreciated securities, bequests and planned gifts, or in-kind gifts such as contributions of valuable art.

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