Docent Lecture: "Casanova: A Journey Through the Luxurious Arts of the 18th Century", by Rita Dunlay

Giovanni Antonio Canal, called Canaletto (Italian, 1697–1768), "Entrance to the Grand Canal," ca. 1730
April 8, 2018 - 12:30pm1:30pm

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe explores the eighteenth century across Europe through the eyes of one of its most colorful characters, Giacomo Casanova (1725–1798). Renowned in modern times for his amorous pursuits, Casanova lived not only in Italy but also in France and England, and his travels took him as far afield as the Ottoman Empire and to meet Catherine the Great in Saint Petersburg.

Museum Store Sunday

Museum Store Sunday at the de Young and Legion of Honor
November 26, 2017 - 9:30am5:15pm

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, over 450 Museum Stores representing all 50 states, eight countries, and three continents will offer relaxing, inspired shopping inside your favorite museums and cultural institutions. Museum Store Sunday offers a special shopping experience in one-of-a kind stores, showcasing broad assortments of highly curated, unique, mission-specific gifts. From books to jewelry to children’s products to home accessories and gourmet food, there is something for everyone.

Travel Program

The Fine Arts Museums Travel Program offers exclusive opportunities to explore destinations around the globe with our expert curators. Enjoy behind-the-scenes access at leading museums, viewings of renowned private collections, visits to artists’ studios, and luxurious accommodations and dining on domestic and international trips designed exclusively for the Museums’ valued supporters.

For more information about the travel program, please contact us at or 415.750.3555.


#AskACurator Day

#AskACurator Day at the de Young and Legion of Honor museums
September 13, 2017 - 9:00am4:00pm

Have a question for our curators? Join us for a live Twitter Q&A on #AskACurator Day to ask!

#AskACurator Day is a social media event where museum curators all over the world answer anything you’d like to know about museums, exhibitions, collections, and more.

Employment at FAMSF


We appreciate your interest in employment with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are together the largest public arts institution in the City of San Francisco, and one of the largest art museums in the United States.

One Found Sound Quintet: Live chamber music inspired by Degas

One Found Sound Quintet from left to right: Jesse Barrett (oboe), Georgeanne Banker (bassoon), Sarah Bonomo (clarinet), Sasha Launer (flute), Mike Shuldes (horn). Photo by Steve Castles
June 24, 2017 - 12:00pm1:30pm

OFSQ is a woodwind quintet formed from the core members of One Found Sound, San Francisco’s conductorless, collaborative, chamber orchestra. One Found Sound is on a mission to break down the barriers of the classical music stigma; to bring it back to its glory days of boisterous audiences and the thrill of discovering something new with each note.


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