[Virtual] Public Art Exhibitions, Then and Now by Isabella Holland
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Pietro Antonio Martini after J.H. Ramberg, "The Exhibition at the Royal Academy," 1787. Etching and engraving 14 3/16 x 20 3/4 in. (36 x 52.7 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Museum purchase, 1978.1.33
How do the ways we encounter the art of today relate to historical precedents? Join us for a live discussion with Isabella Holland on the de Young Open and its connection to public art exhibitions founded in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. “Looking at Art Together” will explore concepts of art and education, display, and criticism through permanent collection artists and artworks that made their public debut at the French Salon and the Royal Academy summer exhibition.
This event is part of Virtual Wednesdays, a weekly YouTube broadcast bringing you unique viewpoints exploring diversity, resilience, and creative spirit in the arts as we aim to reframe our exhibitions and collections. View upcoming Virtual Wednesdays programs.
About the Speaker
Isabella Holland is Curatorial Assistant of European Paintings at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She received her Masters from the Courtauld Institute of Art where her dissertation focused on art and education for the working classes in Victorian London.
About the Exhibition
In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are hosting The de Young Open, a juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties. Works of art in The de Young Open are hung “salon-style,” installed edge to edge and floor to ceiling, which enables a maximum number of works to be displayed. The de Young filled the 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries with 877 artworks by 762 Bay Area artists. The de Young Open continues the museum’s long-standing tradition of engaging the local community and showcasing the talent of Bay Area artists, who offer their pieces for sale and retain 100 percent of the proceeds.
Free online event, live-broadcast through the de Young's Youtube channel. No registration required.
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