Achenbach Graphic Arts Council

Members of the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council (AGAC) share an interest in prints, drawings, photographs, and other works of art on paper. Your membership in the Council supports the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts (AFGA) and its world-renowned collection housed in the Legion of Honor.

The Rewards of Membership

  • Artist's studio visits
  • Exhibition openings
  • Discounts for lectures and symposia
  • Newsletter
  • Private curatorial tours
  • Tours of private collections
  • The opportunity to meet fellow collectors

Your membership directly benefits the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts through:

  • The acquisition of art for the Achenbach collection
  • Sponsorship of a museum Fellowship
  • Funding for exhibition catalogues
  •  Support for special projects

For more information on the AGAC, please visit www.achenbach.org.

The Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts (AFGA) is the most comprehensive collection of works of art on paper in the western United States. It began as the vast print and drawing collection of Mr. and Mrs. Moore Achenbach, given to the City of San Francisco in 1948. Today AFGA encompasses over 80,000 prints documenting key areas of the history of printmaking from the 15th century to the present. The collection also includes over 3,000 drawings and 3,000 photographs. Indian miniature paintings, Japanese prints and drawings, a theater and dance collection, posters, and rare books are represented as well. The collection's extraordinary size and scope are the result of the gifts of generous donors and careful purchases by curators from a limited endowment. AFGA offers a continuing program of changing exhibitions from the permanent and loan collections.