Hear from the artist about his “origin story.”
Press Release: Free Weekends – ‘Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Science’
Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence. A grant from Google.org provides eight weekends of free admission and support for vital public programming, including school and youth curriculum.
‘Facing the Future’ Exhibition at de Young Promotes Profound Healing
South African artist Lhola Amira looks at the exhibition titled, “Lhola Amira: Facing the Future,” as an invitation by the de Young Museum. In turn, the artist invites visitors to a safe space to examine the pain of the past and present, specifically of Black and Brown people, while embracing the possibilities of healing.
Season’s Weavings: de Young Museum Hosts Holiday Textile Bazaar
Waiting for the de Young Museum’s annual Holiday Textile Bazaar to open its doors on the morning of Nov. 12, patrons in line shared conversations of anticipation. Some were excited to return and find the best deals for handmade crafts and clothing. Others looked forward to browsing through the colorfully ornate tables for the first time. Others shared that they were experiencing the role of shopper after years of being vendors.
‘Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharoahs’ Exhibition Relives History at de Young Museum
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco presents the exclusive West Coast presentation of the international touring exhibition “Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs.” Touted as a “once-in-a-lifetime installation” is now on display at the de Young Museum. The exhibition will run until February, 2023.
Press Release: ‘Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs’ Brings Splendors of Ancient Egypt to SF
“’Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs’ reveals the power and splendor of ancient Egypt, and expands on the history conveyed within our own collection of ancient art.” – Thomas P. Campbell, director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
De Young Exhibit Features ‘Transformative’ Artist Faith Ringgold
Artist Faith Ringgold, 91, was rejected by the art world countless times. Being an African American woman, who boldly confronted subjects like racism, slavery, violence and inequality in her prolific body of work, made the establishment uncomfortable.
Unorthodox Portraits of Obamas on Display at de Young Museum
Viewers had a wide range of emotional reactions – from exuberance, awe and pride to melancholy feelings of nostalgia – on June 18, opening day of the Northern California stop of the Obama Portraits Tour, being exhibited through Aug. 14, at San Francisco’s de Young Museum.
Artist Alice Neel’s Portraits on Display at Retrospective at de Young Museum
Alice Neel, considered one of the greatest American portraitists of the 20th century, sought to reveal the unflinching truth about her subjects – usually something they never saw in themselves. She considered herself “a collector of souls.”
Commentary: Reopen GG Park’s JFK Drive to Provide Access for All
As the City returns to normal routines, with SF residents back at work and in school, JFK Drive is now nearly empty on weekdays.
Letter to the Editor: Upcoming Events to Complement Patrick Kelly ‘Runway of Love’ Exhibit
We have an exciting slate of virtual and on-site events this spring to complement the exhibition, which I thought might be of interest to you and your readers.
‘Looking Back’: Poème de la Vigne
Why have a giant vase in Golden Gate Park depicting bugs attacking cherubs?
At the de Young: Fashion Designer Patrick Kelly’s Brief but Influential Career
For fashion designer Patrick Kelly, it was all about the buttons – the mismatched ones adorning his signature body-conscious knit dresses and the metaphorical buttons he pushed addressing race, class and sexuality.
Judy Chicago: ‘Forever de Young’
Artist Judy Chicago created a visual spectacle with clouds of colored smoke in front of the de Young Museum on Saturday evening, Oct. 16, 2021.
The Art of Judy Chicago
The Art of Judy Chicago