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03/24/2017 at 19:29. Facebook
Helen Park Bigelow, daughter of the well-known painter David Park, is a writer who has studied her father's work for decades, absorbing and reflecting on the nuance and layers of his passion to paint.

Next week, she'll be at the museum for a guest lecture and signing of her new book, 'David Park, Painter: Nothing Held Back'. Find out more here:

'Couple' | David Park | 1959
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03/23/2017 at 17:01. Facebook
On Saturday, March 25, join us at the closing reception for "The Space Between" by our March artists-in-residence Ferris Plock and Kelly Tunstall.

During their residency, the artists helped us investigate the "comfort bubbles" that we all live in, especially in an urban environment. Collaborate with the artists and our community in building an evolving cardboard cityscape, and see what...
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03/22/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
This April, we're time-traveling back to the psychedelic sixties. Join us on this journey as we explore the visual counterculture and lasting legacies of San Francisco's Summer of Love.

We're excited to share our latest Digital Story for 'The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll.' This free digital exhibition guide sets the scene for your visit – learn what they wore,...
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The Summer of Love Experience: Art, Fashion, and Rock & Roll | famsf-digital-stories
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03/21/2017 at 23:20. Facebook
This x-ray shows part of a 19th century Bavarian vest, currently on view in ‘Beyond the Surface.’

Our conservation teams use a digital x-ray system to examine objects, in this case determining the materials of the vest’s internal structure, which uses baleen boning.

'Beyond the Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions' on view through August 31st.
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03/21/2017 at 16:58. Facebook
If you're sad that 'Bouquets to Art' is over and can't wait another year for your floral fix, we suggest paying a visit to our friends, the Asian Art Museum, this summer.

Uncover the hidden meanings of flowers in Asian art through enchanting textiles; sleek lacquers; rare porcelains; and participatory contemporary installations that speak to issues today, from climate change to social...
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Watch this space: artist Leonardo Drew installs a new site-specific work in Wilsey Court. Tune in to our live stream all week to see his installation in progress.

For this installation, Drew has conceived of a large-scale work spanning three walls. Comprising a multitude of singular sculptural elements applied directly to the surface, it reprises many of the materials and formats he has...
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Streaming Now: Leonardo Drew
It's the final day of 'Bouquets to Art' 2017! Thank you to everyone who visited so far, and don't forget that the galleries are open today until 5:15pm, so there's still time to stop and smell the roses!

Floral design by Jenny Tabarracci, City College of San Francisco, inspired by 'Rainy Season in the Tropics' | Frederic Edwin Church | 1866

Drew Altizer Photography
Funding for the National Endowment for the Arts is important.

Without its support, and that of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, exhibitions such as ‘Ed Ruscha and the Great American West’, ‘Stuart Davis: In Full Swing’ and ‘Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire’ wouldn’t be possible.

To learn more, read our director, Max...
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Why Funding for the NEA Matters
If you're visiting 'Bouquets to Art' this weekend, don't forget to stop by our working art studio to meet KeFe and Sons, aka Kelly Tunstall and Ferris Plock. The talented duo are our artists-in-residence this month, investigating the "comfort bubbles" we all live in.

Video courtesy of Form & Fiction and Day Dreamers Limited.
It's not just works from our permanent collection that are receiving a floral touch this week - keep your eyes peeled for designs inspired by next month's new exhibition, 'The Summer of Love Experience.' ✌

Floral designs by (L-R); Jean Stripeika David; Urban Chateau, inspired by lithograph poster by Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley; Floral Design Studios.

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Happy 75th birthday Danny Lyon! See the photographer and filmmaker's powerful work in 'Message to the Future,' on view now.

Transgender communities, the Civil Rights movement, the US prison system and the topic of immigration are all explored through Lyon's lens in this moving and timely exhibition.

'Self-portrait, Chicago' | Danny Lyon | 1965/1995
The 'Bouquets to Art' Survival Guide is back! If it's your first time at our floral fundraiser, we have some tips and tricks to help get the most out of your visit.

Watch Your Step: The galleries can get very busy, so keep your eyes up to avoid bumping into other visitors or installations.
Visit Both Floors: With floral displays in nearly every gallery, there’s plenty to see, so if your...
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The Best Way to Experience Bouquets to Art
Tomorrow, 'Bouquets to Art' returns, filling our permanent collection galleries with florals for a week-long fundraiser. If you can't wait to see it in person, check out today's Instagram Story at:

For more information about this exciting event, member hours, photo-free periods and more, visit:
In this painting Monet deployed several techniques that would evolve into hallmarks of his mature style, such as capturing direct sunlight through the use of intense white as seen on the trunk of the oak.

Learn more Monet facts here;

'An Oak at Bas-Bréau (The Bodmer)' | Claude Monet | 1865
Have you been to see 'Monet: The Early Years' at our other half, Legion of Honor Museum, yet? It features works Monet used to pay his rent, along with those that would provide the foundations for his distinct artistic style.

Learn more here:

'La Grenouillère' | Claude Monet | 1869
We're excited to share that the exhibition showcasing our recent acquisition from the Souls Grown Deep Foundation will open on June 3rd.

'Revelations: Art from the African American South' celebrates works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern United States, including Thornton Dial, Bessie Harvey, Lonnie Holley and Annie Mae Young, and will include paintings, sculptures,...
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Revelations: Art from the African American South
“Deborah Aschheim’s beautifully rendered posters capture the spirit of the ideas and radical expression that made the San Francisco Bay Area the epicenter of the counterculture movement” – Tom DeCaigny

The San Francisco Arts Commission has engaged three local artists to produce posters in celebration of the Summer of Love 50th anniversary as part of their Art on Market Street Poster Series.

Summer of Love Comes to Life in New Market Street Poster Series | Public Art & Civic Art Collection
Happy International Women's Day! In honor of Women's History Month and #5womenartists, we've selected some of our favorite female artists from around the museum, from painters to sculptors and photographers, including (L-R) Jo Baer, Georgia O’Keeffe, Barbara Hepworth, Viola Frey and Cindy Sherman.

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In 1967, artists, activists, writers, and musicians converged here in San Francisco with hopes of creating a new social paradigm.

This spring iconic rock posters, interactive lightshows, photographs of legendary musicians and out-of-this-world clothing come together in a 50th anniversary celebration of that movement’s artistic contributions.

'The Summer of...
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Next month we welcome the colorful American Modernist works of Stuart Davis into the galleries with 'Stuart Davis: In Full Swing.' Hear more about this exciting exhibition first at next week's lecture with Emma Acker, assistant curator of American Art.

'Owh! in San Pao' | Stuart Davis | 1951