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Fun fact: The vest currently on view in 'Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions' was acquired from the California Midwinter International Exposition in 1897, just a couple of years after our museum first opened.

A variety of costumes from different countries and periods went on view in the first "Textile and Embroideries Gallery," as it was then known, and records show that this...
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'Frank Stella: A Retrospective' comes to a close this weekend.

Explore Stella's use of color, shape and scale and watch it evolve, from some of his earliest monochromatic works to his recent experiments with CAD technology and 3D printing.
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02/18/2017 at 18:43. Facebook
'“The movement became my life,” he told me. “The law was wrong and it was our responsibility to break it.”'

The relevance of photographer Danny Lyon in today's political climate, via Vulture. Don't forget to visit the powerful 'Danny Lyon: Message to the Future' before April 30th to see more photographs from the Civil Rights movement, the U.S. prison system and the varied communities Lyon has...
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Danny Lyon's Photography Is a Great Lesson for the Trump Era | Vulture
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02/17/2017 at 21:39. Facebook
Step into the world of our Global Fellow and February artist-in-residence, Douglas MILES. In his 'APACHELYPSE NOW' residency, Miles creates work that simultaneously deconstructs ethnic stereotypes and emboldens Native people in the 21st century.

Explore his studio in this 360 photo or visit him in person Wednesdays-Sundays through February.
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02/17/2017 at 17:31. Facebook
What do Frank Stella's 'Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation III)', killer whales and ancient artictehcture have in common? Found out in our latest Instagram story (we're @deyoungmuseum).

'Frank Stella: A Retrospective' closes February 26th.
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02/15/2017 at 20:18. Facebook
“They put faces on the movement, put courage in the fearful, shone light on darkness, and helped to make the movement move.”

In honor of Black History Month, we look at the impact of the SNCC photography by Danny Lyon, currently on view in 'Danny Lyon: Message to the Future.'
Happy Valentine's Day! In the spirit of the day, we're sending museum love to all the fantastic cultural institutions across the Bay Area, such as Museum of Craft and Design, Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD), Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

From The Walt Disney Family Museum to California Academy of Sciences, share the love and...
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Forget the Grammys and the Oscars, we're thrilled to announce that we've won an award at The Global Fine Art Awards!

Our 2015/16 exhibition, 'Jewel City: Art from San Francisco's Panama-Pacific International Exposition' won in the Best Impressionist / Modern category. The exhibition marked the 100 year anniversary of the PPIE, revisiting a vital moment in the inauguration of San Francisco as...
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As part of our One Love community day and in conjunction with the exhibition, ‘Danny Lyon: Message to the Future’, curator Julian Cox hosts a panel discussion with Chude Allen, Ron Bridgeforth, and Bruce Hartford. These Bay Area Civil Rights Veterans will share personal stories of the 1960s civil rights movement and their perspective on the ongoing struggle for racial justice today.
San Francisco, celebrate love, tolerance and community with us today, with free general admission all day and fun activities and events from 12pm, including live music, flash mobs, art speed dating and a panel discussion featuring Civil Rights veterans from the Bay Area.

Can't make it? Follow along on social media and tune in at 2pm to watch a live broadcast of the panel discussion via Facebook.

One Love: A Celebration of Art and Community

'On the Grid: Textiles and Minimalism' closes this Sunday, February 12th.

Get on the grid and explore the aesthetic links between textile traditions from around the world and Minimalist art.

Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki), early 19th century | Japan, late Edo period
Bouquets to Art returns next month! Last year over 67,000 of you visited during the week-long event, helping to raise funds to support special exhibitions, educational programming and events here and at the Legion of Honor Museum.

Hands up if you'll be joining us again this year...

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Member for a Day returns next weekend! If you're one of our members you can enjoy complimentary general admission to some of the Bay Area's best museums, galleries and attractions, free this Sunday Feb 12, including our friends at SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art .

To see the full list of participating institutions visit: and don't forget to comment telling us who you'll...
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On Thursday February 9th, our eighth annual Tribal & Textile Art symposium returns.

'Coastal Connections: A Mini-Symposium' will explore the artistic connections created through trade along coastal maritime routes and between far-reaching shores. Institutions represented on the panel include the British Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Museum Tekstil Jakarta and the Museum...
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Announcing a major acquisition of works by 22 African American artists from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

Works include paintings, sculptures, and quilts by artists including Thornton Dial, Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Holley, Joe Light, Ronald Lockett, Joe Minter, Jessie T. Pettway, Annie Mae Young, and Purvis Young.

This historic acquisition of contemporary art adds an integral chapter to our...
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Q. You still call these paintings?
A. Yes. They are, in fact, paintings.

During a lecture at Harvard University, Stella argued that "what a painting wants more than anything else in the world is working space - space to grow and expand into..."

On loan from LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the impressive 'St. Michael's Counterguard' exemplifies the artist's theory that paintings...
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At 82 minutes long, 'Willie' is Danny Lyon's longest and most ambitious film, following the tragic life of Willie Jaramillo. Formally the young ringleader of a group of boys in Bernalillo, New Mexico, the film picks up just after Jaramillo's release from prison.

This clip shows, in part, how an adolescence spent in and out of prison has transformed Jaramillo into a paranoid and disturbed...
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"Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn't make abstract paintings." - Frank Stella

'Studio at 84 Walker Street, New York' | Arnold Newman | 1967

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This week, a new exhibition opens at Rotterdam's Het Nieuwe Instituut, showcasing 27 life-size projections of flying toasters, never-ending 3D pipes and pixelated brick mazes.

Sound familiar? That's because all of these designs are screen savers from the 90s. Are these now dated animations art? Rafaël Rozendaal think so...

A Museum has Finally Enshrined the Weird Glory of Old Screen Savers | AV Club