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🌸 Bouquets to Art 2022 is right around the corner! 🌼 From June 7th to 12th, the museum will be filled with floral installations inspired by artworks in our galleries. Grab tickets on our sitetickets.famsf.orgJLr
We strongly believe that everyone is welcome at the de Young museum. We're thrilled to offer a discounted membership ($79) for people with disabilities with that purpose in mind. Find out more here:
If you follow us, you're probably a de Young member (or should be), so why not spread the love and share this tweet with someone who might want to join? With The #ObamaPortraitsTour and #BouquetstoArt coming up, there's no better time.
Did you know Nampeyo, Tewa-Hopi potter, never signed her work? During her lifetime, she was, and remains today, perhaps the most renowned potter from the American Southwest. Her attributions are made based on the decorative style, painting technique, and pottery form.
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Happy 100th birthday to Richard Diebenkorn 🎉#Diebenkorn1000i
Artist Jules Tavernier’s encounter with the Lakota in 1874 came at a critical time in the tribe’s history. "Gathering of the Clans," is an interpretation of what Tavernier saw during his stay at the Red Cloud Agency in May 1874. Read more here:
"Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" closes this week 😢❤️ Want to take a piece of the love home with you? Grab a copy of the beautiful exhibition catalogue at our museum store 📖
Alice Neel referred to her paintings as “pictures of people,” instead of "portraits," to emphasize the humanity of her sitters. To celebrate this expression of humanity, we asked you to share your own “pictures of people" with us, and boy did you deliver! Check them out here:
What strikes you about "Resident Alien" (this work) shown in "Hung Liu: Golden Gate (金門)"?
Richard Diebenkorn was dreaming of coastal skies when he created his "Ocean Park" series 🏖 Diebenkorn moved from the Bay Area to the Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica in 1966. The SoCal landscape inspired a new use of light, color, and geometry.#Diebenkorn1000W
“A Dinner Table at Night” but make it mini 😍…f
Friends who love fashion: add yesterday's Virtual Wednesday program to your to-do list! Watch Kibwe Chase-Marshall, fashion designer and cofounder of the @KellyInitiative, in conversation with colleagues and students of the incredible Patrick Kelly.…
The best spot for people watching 👀G
We are thrilled to announce our film "Patrick Kelly: The American in Paris" has been named a Longform Documentary Honoree by @TheWebbyAwards. We invite you to watch the film on your YouTube, or at the museum (see event page for showtimes).… #Webbys
☀️ Applications for our paid summer internship program are open! ☀️ Interested in learning what it's like to work in a museum? Apply here:…
"Diebenkorn’s sensuous and varied paint handling reflects his assertion that: 'One wants to see the artifice of the thing as well as the subject. Reality has to be digested, it has to be transmuted by paint. It has to be given a twist of some kind.'"
"With the saturated jewel tones of his palette, he conveyed the freshness and vibrancy of a clear day in the Bay Area as though he were painting en plein air. The sweeping vantage gives the viewer the sense that they are simultaneously looking down on and across the landscape."
"'Seawall' has a visceral immediacy, powerfully evoking an elemental meeting of sea, sky, and earth. Like the California landscape, the painting is meditative and restorative, and it has long been one of my favorite artworks in the Museums’ collection."
To kick it off, we're sharing this beautiful description of Diebenkorn's 'Seawall' (1957) from Emma Acker, Associate Curator of American Art:
Richard Diebenkorn (1922–1993) would have celebrated his 100th birthday this month! To commemorate, we're showcase his works on our channels all month long as part of the @Diebenkorn_fnd's #Diebenkorn100 campaign.
Today we are celebrating a very special anniversary: the de Young museum is 127 years old! Dive into our rich history here:
Jules Tavernier was heralded by some as the leader of San Francisco's "pastel craze" and this 1886 work "Yosemite (Forest Fire in Moonlit Landscape)" is a testament to why.
Sequoia Barnes, an advising scholar for our exhibition "Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love," wrote this piece about how Kelly appropriated stereotypes to expose and confront America's past:…
As of today, you're no longer required to wear a mask at the museum. If you'd prefer to continue wearing one, we encourage you to do so!
Give the gift of Alice Neel's powerful portraiture. Our museum store has put together a curated collection of prints, books, and more filled with works from our latest exhibition "Alice Neel: People Come First." Shop now:
This sculpture is constructed from deconstructed guns and ammunition. "The Spine and Tooth of Santo Guerro" by Al Farrow incorporates motifs from European cathedrals, which draws attention to the historical connection between religious intolerance and warfare.
Join us this Saturday at 10am PDT for an virtual discussion with Susan Brown and Alexa Griffith from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum about California designer and weaver Dorothy Liebes’ impact on modern interiors and the textile industry.
Painter Alice Neel’s portraits of humanity timely in light of Ukraine invasion. “Alice Neel: People Come First” opens today at @deyoungmuseum…
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Calling all finance wizards 📞 We are looking for a Controller with skills in accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. Sound like you? Apply here:
The perfect lunchtime view ☁️
Happy #InternationalWomensDay! In honor of her life and legacy, curator of African art Natasha Becker shared about how trailblazing feminist, author, and activist bell hooks has influenced her curatorial practice.
"Alice Neel: People Come First" opens this Saturday 🎉 We hope to see you on opening day! Plus, exhibition admission is free to all visitors thanks to@guccii.
We're going bananas for this outfit. For the finale of Patrick Kelly's Fall/Winter 1986-1987 fashion show, supermodel Pat Cleveland walked out wearing this ensemble, which resembles Josephine Baker's famous banana-skirt costume.
de Youngsters Day Out is just around the corner 🙌 Who's ready for a free day filled with family fun?W
Join de Youngsters Day Out on Saturday, March 5!🎨 This free, in-person, all-day event includes hands-on art making activities and conversations about the@deyoungmuseumm collection artworks with community partners and local contemporary…KB
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With an incredible lineup of exhibitions (if we can say so ourselves), 2022 is one of the best years yet to become a member! Get early access to "Alice Neel: People Come First," "Ramses the Great and the Gold of the Pharaohs," and more. Find out more about membership here:
In celebration of the exhibition "Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love" and Black History Month, we paired up with @KellyInitiative to invite creatives across fields to share a sketch inspired by Kelly and his designs. Head to our blog see the full array of looks they created:
Read how our communications team is implementing an #antiracist approach to their work, here:…
Provide input on the de Young museum's Twitter page and you could win $100! Take our survey here:
.@deyoungmuseum's Lauren Palmor has uncovered fascinating new information about this excellent CC Nahl painting. Her research means we can't look away from a question art museums have preferred to avoid: Is this a document of an American genocide?
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"History to me is not a noun. It’s a verb. History is constantly changing… You can rewrite history." In honor of what would have been her 74th birthday, we are remembering the legacy of Hung Liu.
Keep the Valentine’s Day festivities going and join us tonight at 5pm PST on YouTube for an intimate presentation by independent curator @Souleo, who will spotlight two of his loves: fashion designer Patrick Kelly and creative artist Beau McCall.
Catlett wrote of her art: “It must answer a question, or wake somebody up, or give a shove in the right direction—our liberation.”
The strong, modern woman depicted in "Stepping Out" embodies feminist ideals. She steps forward to meet any challenge with the confidence of a generation that has reaped the rewards of the Civil Rights movement.
Inspired by her grandmother’s stories of enslavement and resistance and the ideals of the Harlem Renaissance, Elizabeth Catlett used her art to advocate for the political and social empowerment of Black Americans, and for global women’s and worker’s liberation.
Happy third week of #BlackHistoryMonth! Let’s take a look at Elizabeth Catlett’s life “Stepping Out”
Check out our very own Natasha Becker, Curator of African Art, deliver the keynote in tomorrow's ENGAGE Symposium at @MoADsf 👏…n
As part of the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s “The Obama Portraits Tour,” the paintings will be exhibited in the second floor American art galleries at @deyoungmuseum. Read more here: via @TonyBravoSF
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