- Spend some quality time among American paintings, American sculpture, plus all kinds of art from around the world
- Learn as you go with a regular free guided tour, or explore at your own pace
- Your ticket to the de Young also includes same-day general admission to the Legion of Honor
Adding order to the world is no easy feat, but Matt Mullican has a system and you can see it at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The five orders of Mullican's own cosmology tin each have their own color: green for the material world, blue for everyday life, yellow for culture and science, black and white for language, and red for subjective experiences.
The artist's quest for order doesn't stop there though. Bulletin boards made up of sketches of household objects, comics, and even charts add another glimpse into his yearning to bring understanding to the chaos of life.
The dominant narrative of colonization is European, and with a title like Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique, it's understandable why New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana has added her own interpretation to the 19th-century piece.
Reihana's video work in Pursuit of Venus [infected] is a digital scroll that takes up the entire upstairs space at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. The work, as impressive in scale (it's 68-foot-wide, 10-foot tall, and an hour-long) as in scope, moves through 80 live-action vignettes featuring actors, and ultimately leads to the violent death of Captain James Cook. A soundscape composed of Pacific languages accompanies the video, as do engravings of scenes from Cook's voyages.
Spend some time getting up to scratch with your art here at the de Young, which strives to stay involved in today's most relevant cultural discussions. Be inspired by American art from the 17th to 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles, costumes and more!
If you're seeking inspiration for your own creative endeavors, this awesome institution in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park makes for a dreamy venture into the world of art.
See a number of jaw-dropping collections spanning a range of American paintings, American sculpture, and decorative arts.
Along with regularly changing temporary exhibitions you'll be awed by permanent art collections from Africa, and wowed by works from Oceania and the Americas.
The textile arts exhibition shows the way cloth, clothing, and patterns reflect an active and fascinating conversation among cultures and time periods.
There are regular free guided tours and tickets to the de Young include same-day general admission to the Legion of Honor.
Immerse yourself. Ask questions. Get cultured.
Show your smartphone ticket together with a valid ID at the Admissions ticketing desk. Special exhibition upgrades can be purchased at this time.
- Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
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Bus: line 5 or 5R to Fulton St & 10th Ave
Golden Gate Park | 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118