fine arts museums of san francisco
Last week, big news in the art world hit San Francisco. The Fine Arts Museums announced an exclusive agreement between the de Young/Legion of Honor and the Louvre. Over the next five years, the world's most famous museum will collaborate with FAMSF on a series of exhibitions and exchanges, including plans to share significant works of art—which means that San Francisco will have unprecedented access to some of the iconic works usually kept on lockdown in Paris.
"I only want one picture," said FAMSF board president Dede Wilsey. "And that's the Mona Lisa."
On February 11, ArtPoint, the young professionals group for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (de Young and the Legion of Honor) celebrated the closing of the exquisite Masters of Venice: Renaissance Paintings of Passion and Power exhibition at the de Young with an over the top Masquerade Ball.
With over 1,000 masked guests and entertainers in attendance, the evening was truly one of a kind. Guests were transported to 16th-century Venice with amazing works of art, spirited dancing, Italian-inspired cocktails by Solerno Blood Orange, wines from Stags' Leap, wonderful food by Union Street catering and danced the evening way listing to DJ David Carvalho.
If you're not island hopping this weekend at the TI Music Fest, add high art to your agenda and take advantage of this great deal: $5 admission this Saturday, 10/16, to both the de Young and the Legion of Honor in celebration of two important anniversaries for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.