International Arts and Crafts: William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright

March 18, 2006June 18, 2006

Bouquets to Art 2006

March 21, 2006March 25, 2006

Bouquets to Art 2006 will be held at the new de Young in Golden Gate Park, March 21-25, 2006. Information and reservation phone lines open January 20, 2006: 415.750.3504. Brochures with complete event information will be mailed in early January 2006

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Personal Perspectives: Aspects of European Photography

April 15, 2006August 20, 2006

This exhibition complements the previous selection of photographs that inaugurated the photography galleries in the new de Young and was dedicated to American photography. The present exhibition surveys European photography from its beginnings in the 1840s


From the Ground Up: American Artists of the Etching Revival

May 2, 2006September 3, 2006

The founding of the New York Etching Club in 1877 formalized the late-nineteenth century phenomenon known as the “etching revival” in the United States. Historically a medium used for reproductive printmaking, by the 1870s painters were using etching to make sensitive, original works of art. Etchings, which could be made using tools found at home, became extremely popular among artists and collectors.


Armando Rascon: Naco Nocturnes

July 9, 2006January 1, 2007

Armando Rascon is the final artist whose work will be displayed in the inaugural year of the new de Young’s Connections Gallery program. Exhibitions in this gallery emphasize the more intuitive connections on which artists typically rely and provide a model for visitors of the kinds of relationships that emerge when the collections are viewed with an eye toward common elements.


The Quilts of Gee's Bend

July 16, 2006January 1, 2007


Hailed by The New York Times as "some of the most miraculous works of modern art America has produced," the quilts of Gee's Bend make San Francisco the final stop in their widely acclaimed nationwide tour.



July 22, 2006October 22, 2006

Three distinct but related exhibitions present Chicano/Chicana life, culture, and painting as it has emerged in the wake of the Chicano movement for political and social change during the 1960s and 1970s.

Click here for information on Chicano Community Day, Saturday, July 22

The exhibitions will come to the de Young as part of a national, 15-city tour that includes Washington, D.C.


Since 2001: Recent Prints by Ed Ruscha

September 16, 2006March 5, 2007

The approximately 25 prints featured in this exhibition are recent additions to the Edward Ruscha Graphic Arts Archive, a signal body of work that was acquired by the Fine Arts Museums in 2000.


New de Young First Anniversary

October 13, 2006October 14, 2006

On October 15, 2005, the de Young museum re-opened in Golden Gate Park to worldwide acclaim. One year and over 1.6 million visitors later, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco wants to thank the Bay Area for its tremendous support. With the help of sponsors Bon Appetit, KFOG, and Wells Fargo, the celebration will kick off on Friday evening, October 13th, from 5 pm to midnight with a $5 admission fee. Following the Friday festivities, the de Young will host a community-wide Free Day on Saturday, October 14.


California Impressions Featuring Landscapes from the Wendy Willrich Collection

November 19, 2006January 29, 2007

This exhibition features thirty beautiful California landscape paintings from the collection of Bay Area art collector Wendy Willrich, and is augmented by selected works drawn from the permanent collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, as well as additional loans. The exhibition traces the evolution of California landscape painting from the "Hudson River School" style, through the advent of plein-air Impressionism, and finally to the colorful, Fauve-influenced style of the "Society of Six."



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