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Today the US Supreme Court ruled to strike down Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision, which guaranteed federal constitutional protections for abortion rights. We are disturbed by and condemn this reversal of progress and...
For this project, participants partner with a friend or family member to experience the roles of both posing for a portrait as the sitter and creating a portrait as the artist. (Note: you can work from a photograph if no...
After four decades of trailblazing feminist scholarship, author and activist bell hooks died on December 15, 2021, at age 69. Born Gloria Jean Watkins in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, in 1952, she later honored the women in her...
Create a book of printed and collaged textures observed in your neighborhood, using monoprinting and rubbing techniques.
Create an abstract landscape drawing using a photograph as reference, inspired by artist Bernice Bing.Watch How-To Video on YouTubeCollection ConnectionBernice Bing, Mayacamas No. 6, March 12, 1963, 1963Here we see...
Create a one-of-a-kind decorative gift box filled with love, inspired by the signature looks and ideas of the influential Black fashion designer Patrick Kelly.
Create an expressive portrait using a photograph as a resource, inspired by artist Hung Liu. Learn about Liu’s work and art inspirations. Explore your own history and build further connections with your family by sharing...
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...

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