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
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.
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Breguet: Art and Innovation in Watchmaking explores the history of the watch and clock maker Breguet. The company’s cutting-edge innovations transformed the nature of personal timekeeping, and the exhibition will include displays describing the technology that earned Abraham-Louis Breguet his sobriquet as “the father of modern horology.”
This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in collaboration with Montres Breguet.
Abraham-Louis Breguet and Antoine-Louis Breguet, subscription watch, sold in 1798. Silver case with gold fillets, enamel dial, and ruby cylinder escapement, diameter: 2 3/8 in. (6.2 cm). Collection Montres Breguet S.A.