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The de Young Open

October 10, 2020 - January 3, 2021

Eighteen portrait paintings, all in very different styles, hung salon style on a large wall.

In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are hosting The de Young Open, a juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Works of art in The de Young Open are hung “salon-style,” installed edge to edge and floor to ceiling, which enables a maximum number of works to be displayed. The de Young filled the 12,000-square-foot Herbst Exhibition Galleries with 877 artworks by 762 Bay Area artists in The de Young Open.

The de Young Open continues the museum’s long-standing tradition of engaging the local community and showcasing the talent of Bay Area artists, who offer their pieces for sale and retain 100 percent of the proceeds. Access The de Young Open Web Gallery to explore artworks in the exhibition. You will find instructions for purchase on this site. If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQ.




October 10, 2020
January 3, 2021
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Wheelchair accessible, ASL interpretation, Braille text, Assistive listening devices, Service Animals allowed
BIPOC artist(s), Women artist(s), LGBTQIA+ artist(s)
Event Type
Museum, Visual Art
Pandemic Info
By Appointment


de Young Museum
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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