This tiny panel illustrates a dream had by Saint Dominic, in which the Virgin presents both Dominic and Saint Francis to Christ. The following day in a Roman church, when Dominic saw the humble friar, he immediately recognized Francis from his dream. Dominic greeted Francis warmly saying, “Thou art my companion, thou shalt run with me step for step!” Currently on view in Gallery 2.
Fra Angelico (Italian, ca. 1400-1455). The Meeting of Saint Francis and Saint Dominic, ca. 1430. Tempera on poplar wood panel. Gift of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. 61.44.7
"What interests me most is neither still life nor landscape: it is the human figure." —Henri Matisse
Matisse from SFMOMA is currently on view.
Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954). Faith, the Model, ca. 1901. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Aurelie Henwood to the de Young Museum in memory of Lucille and Gardner Dailey. 1992.109
Have you ever wondered what is the oldest object in our permanent collection? Well, today’s your lucky day!
This Egyptian cosmetic box shaped like an ibex, a desert-dwelling goat, is over 7,000 years old!
Cosmetic box with relief of ibex, 5000 BC. Egypt. Limestone. Gift of Mrs. Philip N. Lilienthal Jr. 56.41
Did you know that the proceeds from Bouquets to Art, which opens in two weeks at our sister institution the deyoungmuseum, have supported major conservation efforts? For example, the restoration of The Triumph of Justice, currently on view in Gallery 1, was funded in part by the San Francisco Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, the group responsible for organizing the annual floral art extravaganza!
To learn more plan your visit to Bouquets to Art, please visit the website.
A room draped in Renaissance tapestries is the perfect place to find shelter from the rain. The only thing missing is a roaring fireplace and a chalice full to the brim with mead. Find your night in shining armor and snuggle up to Gallery 1!
The Triumph of the Seven Virtues Series, ca. 1535. Belgium, Brussels, Flemish. Wool, silk; tapestry weave. Gift of The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. 1957.125
Did you know that Shelter on Montmartre, now on view in Gallery 19, is the only work by Vincent van Gogh currently on display in the entire city of San Francisco? Stop by for an exclusive sneak peek!
Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853–1890). Shelter on Montmartre, ca. 1886. Oil on canvas. Bequest of Frederick J. Hellman. 1965.28
Mad for Matisse? Well today’s your lucky day! We’re partnering with our friends at The Getty to bring you a non-stop action-packed series of Matisse trivia questions. Winners will receive not one, but two books about the artist, including the catalog for Matisse from SFMOMA, now on view.
There will be four chances to win, beginning at noon PST on The Getty's Facebook page. Be sure to check in to test your knowledge AND to find out when and where the next trivia question will be posted. Good luck!
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