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In this project we learn about Judy Chicago, an artist who paves the way for women in the arts. We look at her series, The End, emphasizing her concern for the survival of all living creatures on Earth. Examining...
Collection ConnectionAlthough Fernand Léger is better known for his Cubist paintings (also called “Tubist,” as his figures tend to rely on tube shapes), he also made beautiful illustrated books. This one illustrates La...
Visiting the museum this summer with kids? Here are some helpful tips from our teaching artists for making your visit to Golden Gate Park creative beyond the museum’s walls. All of these activities were tested and approved...
Create an abstract watercolor painting inspired by nature, such as the leaves from plants or trees. Visit the Japanese Tea Garden, or any garden, for inspiration. Finish this two-part project at home by adding watercolor to...
Create a 3 part drawing that documents your in-depth exploration of a tree using observation, notation, and sketching. Watch Meet A TreeCollection ConnectionChiura Obata, Untitled (Redwood Tree Spire, Alma), ca....
Create a collection of botanical postcards as you explore the San Francisco Botanical Garden—or any other special garden!Watch The Beauty of Plants, One Postcard at a TimeCollection ConnectionIn the painting A Dandelion...
Do you want to inject some creativity into your Zoom meetings? Why not bring some art into your meeting? We’re thrilled to present twenty-four images of works of art and architecture, each hand-picked by the Fine Arts...
Young artists will explore the sculptural properties of modeling dough, considering texture, pattern and form. They can use their hands and a selection of tools from home to create texture and pattern on the surface of the...
When I was a kid, Juneteenth was always a magically timed celebration. School was just letting out, the frigid Minnesotan air would hastily change to thick heat that stuck to your skin, and the church barbecue would last...
FRANCISCO ROSAS: Thank you, Terry, for chatting with us for Pride Month. It has been a very thrilling one for the GLBT Historical Society. Can you share some of what the Society has been up to and the details of your...

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