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de Young Artist Studio

In an unusual new program, Bay Area artist Tucker Nichols has been commissioned to be Artist-in-Residence at Large at the de Young this spring. Since January, Nichols has been making work in and around the museum in a variety of media: unexpected photographs of the building; drawings on paper and photographs; and temporary interventions using tape and other everyday materials.  Taken as a whole, the commission offers a fresh look at the museum from the eyes of a living artist.

Reception and talk in the Kimball Education Gallery: Friday, May 30, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Please join us for a culminating celebration of Tucker Nichols's residency and an in-person look at the resulting body of work.  Light refreshments as well as a free publication will be available at the reception.


6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy live music in Wilsey Court by Eliyahu Sills and Quadim
7:15 p.m. Artist talk: In conversation with Griff Williams, owner of Gallery 16

About the de Young Artist Studio

Every month the museum invites artists to install and demonstrate their art form at the de Young. This interactive program enables visitors to meet artists and gives the artists an opportunity to work with the public. Artists working in various media are encouraged to apply. For detailed information about artists in the galleries call 415.750.7634 or send an e-mail to

The Artist Studio program is supported by the Fleishhacker Foundation.
Thank you to Nobilo Wines and Bacchus Press for their in-kind support.
Thank you to Toi Maori Aotearoa and the New Zealand San Francisco Association.

The Artist Studio program is a part of FAMSF's Cultural Encounters initiative designed to attract new and diverse audiences to the Museums. Cultural Encounters is generously funded by The James Irvine Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, the Institute of Museums and Library Services, the Columbia Foundation, and the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation.


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