• Long last-chance weekend
  • Museums open Labor Day
  • Chihuly on Flickr
  • FAMSF Membership dues increase
Friday Nights at the de Young
The de Young is open Fridays until 8:45 pm with special programs for everyone.

  • August 29: The Scott Amendola Trio
  • September 5: Jonathan Poretz and the MoodSwing Orchestra, and the de Young Poetry Series

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Sunday Jazz Brunch
at the Legion of Honor

from 11 am–2 pm. Enjoy a prix fixe brunch and live music by the Josh
Workman World Jazz Trio in the Legion Café. Reservations: 415.750.7633.

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ArtPoint Engage! event at Frey Norris Gallery
and Frey Norris Gallery invite you to view an exhibition by
groundbreaking Chinese artist Shen Shaomin. Thursday, September 18,
2008, 6:30–9:30 pm. Hosted cocktails and appetizers. At Frey Norris Gallery, 456 Geary Street (at Mason) in San Francisco.

Tickets: $15 ArtPoint members, $20 non-members; additional $5 at the door (check http://www.artpoint.org for ticket availability). Buy tickets for Engage! at Frey Norris Gallery

More information: 415.750.3548 or artpoint@famsf.org

Questions about your FAMSF Membership? Call 415.750.3636 or email membership@famsf.org. Not a Member? Join today!

Camel trapping for a bridal procession (kejebelik), 18th century. Wool. Gift of George and Marie Hecksher
Long Last-Chance Weekend

This long holiday weekend is your last chance to see For Tent and Trade and Jane Hammond: Paper Work at the de Young. Both exhibitions are on view through Monday, September 1.

For Tent and Trade: Masterpieces of Turkmen Weaving
is a selection of premier examples from FAMSF’s world-class holdings of
Turkmen rugs and textiles.  This exhibition includes approximately 40
of the finest rugs, bags, and tent and animal trappings from these
extensive holdings. The textiles come from the deserts and oases of
Turkmenistan, northwest Iran, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan. Many are
woven from the superb wool of the Saryja sheep, which are bred solely
in this region. This exhibition provides the opportunity to contrast
objects a woman traditionally wove for her dowry or domestic use with
those made for the market or a prosperous khan or city dweller.

Jane Hammond (American, b. 1950)
The Wonderfulness of Downtown, 1997
© 2006 Jane Hammond
nearly two decades, New York artist Jane Hammond has been using a fixed
lexicon of 276 images to create paintings and works on paper, both flat
and three-dimensional, that layer prints, photocopies, and photographs
with collage and handwork. Her visual vocabulary borrows from carnival
costume and puppetry, instructional manuals, board games, scrapbooks,
maps, and more. Jane Hammond: Paper Work presents nearly 30 large-scale works on paper, many of which are unique and culled from private collections.

Museums Open Labor Day

By special arrangement, the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, as well as the exhibitions Chihuly at the de Young and Women Impressionists: Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzalès, Marie Bracquemond, will be open on Labor Day, Monday, September 1.

Both museums will be open regular hours, from 9:30 am to 5:15 pm.

Ceiling. Photo by Flickr member ‘a schneider’
Chihuly on Flickr

Chihuly at the de Young,
on view through September 28, is a rare example of a special exhibition
where visitors are not only allowed, but actually encouraged to take
photographs. Most traveling exhibitions do not allow public photography
due to copyright and contractual issues with the museums and collectors
loaning the art on display.

On photo sharing website Flickr, you can take a look at some of the photos taken by visitors to Chihuly at the de Young
in the photo pool for our “Chihuly at FAMSF” group. There are over
1,300 photos from 72 Flickr users now included in the group, many of
which offer unique and unexpected views of the exhibition and works on
display. Browse photos at http://www.flickr.com/groups/chihulyatfamsf.

you’d like to add your own photos to the pool, you’ll need to be a
Flickr user and member of the "Chihuly at FAMSF" group. Membership in
the group is open to everyone. Please keep in mind that while
photographs are allowed in Chihuly at the de Young and the de
Young’s permanent collection galleries, flash photography and the use
of tripods and other stabilizing devices is prohibited.

Membership Dues Increase Effective September 1

the cost of operating two museums increasing, it is necessary for us to
raise membership dues for the first time in four years. Over the next
twelve months, current members will have the opportunity to renew for
two years at the old rates. Because it provides free or discounted
admission to the permanent collection and special exhibitions at both
the de Young and the Legion of Honor, membership in the Fine Arts
Museums remains one of the best bargains in the Bay Area.

$500 Sustaining
$300 Supporting
$175 Contributing
$95 Family/Dual
$80 Individual

$60 Out of State
$55 Teacher
$50 Senior
$45 Student
$35 ArtPoint