“The de Young Open,” which debuted in 2020, has returned to the museum this fall. The juried exhibition features the work of Bay Area artists and “aspires to magnify the voices and visions of those who are rooted locally, but thinking globally, both about the world we live in and the world of art.” It is the only exhibition of its kind at a major U.S. museum.
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco curators and other Bay Area artists selected nearly 900 works from over 7,500 submissions in a blind jury process. The artworks represent a wide range of styles, subjects, and mediums, and are displayed salon style — installed closely together floor to ceiling — which makes for a dramatic and presentation. They are arranged thematically ( contemporary political and social issues, the urban environment, human figure, nature, abstraction, and surreal imagery) throughout several galleries.
In support and celebration of the artists who enrich the Bay Area’s cultural landscape, the artists may offer their works for sale and retain 100 percent of the proceeds. The museum will also secure some of the works for their permanent collection.
The deYoung Open: Tue.–Sun. 9:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m. through Jan. 7, 2024, $20, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., 415-750-3600, famsf.org