Bank of America is a proud a supporter of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. During Museums on Us weekends, the first full weekend of every month, Bank of America or Merrill Lynch cardholders receive complimentary general admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor. Tickets are available on site on the day of visit only and are subject to availability. It is recommended that visitors arrive early for best assurance of entry. Learn more at museums.bankofamerica.com.
Artful Discoveries is an interactive program for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care giver to join others in looking and talking about art—no previous experience is required. Specially trained museum docents will highlight themes, artists, and exhibitions in the museum’s galleries.
One day each Spring people all over the world visit museums and galleries to look at art slowly.
The structure of Slow Art Day is simple: visit a museum, choose a work of art, and spend five to ten minutes engaging with it. Discuss your experience with friends or join the online conversation using #SlowArtDay. That’s it. Simple by design, the goal is to focus on the art and the practice of seeing.
Looking with a Soft Gaze with Stephen Holtzman
2–3 pm | de Young
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To discuss California history is to explore the multiple layers of cultural heritage that comprise the fascinating story of our state. Focusing on the mid–to–late nineteenth century, the ten objects presented in this guide address the growth of Euro–American settlements in the California region, technological advancements such as the Transcontinental Railroad, and the great wealth produced by western mining operations.
Get Smart with Art is made possible with support from the William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation and Daphne and Stuart Wells.
This four-day program will allow teachers to explore the collections of four major San Francisco museums through observation, inquiry, and reflection. Participants will develop techniques for engaging with art and learn how the museum setting empowers critical thinking and creativity. This institute is designed for high school teachers and includes gallery experiences, discussions with museum staff, and an education packet. Application deadline is May 4, 2015.