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Join Chief Curator Julian Cox at this weekend's first PHOTOFAIRS SF event. Cox will be in conversation with curators from SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Getty Museum discussing current and past monographic exhibition projects.

Discussion is free with admission to the fair. Plus, buy one ticket and get one free with the code: 'FAMSF'.

Epic Western No. 5 | Jim...
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Museums are a space for contemplation, inquiry and reflection. We support the values of tolerance, inclusiveness and diverse points of view.

This 1963 photograph by Danny Lyon was taken through the broken glass of barred windows at a squalid stockade. A group of school girls had been arrested for demonstrating at a library; publication of Lyon’s covert image helped secure the girls’...
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Our annual floral fundraiser, Bouquets to Art, is a wonderful opportunity to see permanent collection works interpreted through floral arrangements, but have you ever noticed the flowers dotted around here during the rest of the year?

Each week a team of volunteers designs and creates artistic botanical arrangements. Keep an eye out for the displays next time you visit us or Legion of Honor...
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San Francisco, join ArtPoint for a very special soiree this Valentine's weekend.

Be it lust or love (or something in between) ArtPoint’s 2017 Valentine’s Gala explores the complicated relationships present in the era of social media and displayed in ‘Frank Stella: A Retrospective.’

RSVP 'yes' here:

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Today we mark Martin Luther King Day with this powerful photograph by Danny Lyon.

Taken in Washington D.C. at the march where King delivered his "I Have A Dream" speech, the image captures two activists in a crowd of over 250,000 civil rights supporters - one of the largest political rallies in US history.

Learn more about Lyon and his work with the Civil Rights movement and beyond in this...
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The Human Be-In is back. Tonight Digital Be-In marks the 50th anniversary of the historic event of 1967 that preluded San Francisco's Summer of Love, via SFGATE.

Human Be-In Celebrates Landmark 50th Anniversary
"What you see is what you see" - Frank Stella

'Frank Stella: A Retrospective' on view through February 26th.
As part of Brett Amory's residency, visitors can volunteer for an anonymous portraits series. The 'Anonymous Series' has been an ongoing project for Amory since 2001 and started with discarded passports.

The portraits are depicted as a loose abstract visage of the subject with a undercurrent of simple raw emotion. When you visit, see if you can spot any familiar faces, including our own...
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This weekend, the inaugural San Francisco UNTITLED. Art Fair takes place at Pier 70. Join our curators Jill D'Alessandro, Colleen Terry and Claudia Schmuckli on Saturday for a panel discussion on 'Summer of Love: Art, Fashion and Rock & Roll,' our spring exhibition celebrating the city's rebellious and colorful counterculture that blossomed in the years around 1967, opening April...
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If the prospect of rainstorms has you thinking about staying indoors and curling up with a good book this weekend, consider picking one of Frank Stella or Ed Ruscha's favorite reads, via The New York Times.

The Year in Reading | The New York Times
"No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together. By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good, you feel the body. Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture, the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it." - Frank Stella

'Jasper’s Dilemma' | Frank Stella | 1962
Our annual floral fundraiser, Bouquets to Art, returns to the museum this March and tickets have *just* gone on sale. Go, go, go!
Our annual family gala returns this Friday, which means we'll be closing earlier than usual (4pm) to prepare for the festivities.

The de Youngsters Family Art Party helps to support Art Camp scholarships, family art-making sessions and our educational programs. Learn more about our family programming here:
Happy New Year everyone, here’s to a Stella(r) 2017!

'Gobba, zoppa e collotorto' | Frank Stella | 1985
Fun fact: Stella's bird watching trips to the Florida Everglades with his wife-to-be, Harriet McGurk, informed the titles of his Exotic Birds series.

The paintings incorporate ship curves, railroad curves and French curves sourced from his collection of commercial templates used for technical and mechanical drawings.

'Eskimo Curlew' | Frank Stella | 1976
“The pictures do not ask you to ‘help’ these people, but something much more difficult: to be briefly and intensely aware of their existence.”

Danny Lyon presents his subjects to the world with dignity and compassion, via SF Weekly.

The Art of Empathy: Danny Lyon's "Message to the Future" | SF Weekly
Enter the world of December artist-in-residence, Ranu Mukherjee, now through January 1st. Mukherjee's studio contains hybrid films, paintings inspired by 19th century Indian lithographs and a video project that you can take part in.
Did you hear? Our other half, Legion of Honor Museum, has made it into the San Francisco Chronicle's round-up of the top cultural happenings in the Bay Area during 2016 for their exhibtion 'Pierre Bonnard: Painting Arcadia.'

Shout-out to SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and Asian Art Museum, who also made the list. What have some of your favorite...
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Top 10 Visual Arts Events of 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle
ICYMI, we're open today, so come pay us a visit! Current exhibitions include Frank Stella, photographer Danny Lyon, embroidery from around the world and a show where textile art meets Minimalism.

For up to date holiday hours and to help get the most out of your visit before you arrive, check out our website.

'Gran Cairo' | Frank Stella | 1962