SF’s de Young Museum is almost at the end of its 8-weekend run of free admission weekends in 2023, which came from a $1 million grant from Google. There is only 1 free weekend remaining for 2023: September 16-17, 2023.
This generous gift is the single largest grant in the institution’s history from a corporate foundation and is directly in support of the US premiere of the exhibition Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence.
In addition to these select weekends, SF’s de Young Museum is free to the general public on the first Tuesday of every month, and to Bay Area residents every Saturday. Learn more about monthly free admission days here.
This funding from Google.org, with support from Google Arts & Culture, will make the exhibition more accessible to Bay Area communities through free admission and other programs. This includes a free audio guide, public programming, grief workshops, youth curriculum, an exhibition film, and a special talk from the artist.
The grant also supports an ongoing speaker series presented in partnership with LiveFree, an SF organization working to end gun violence, mass incarceration, and the criminalization of Black and Brown people.
About the exhibition
Kehinde Wiley: An Archaeology of Silence is a new body of paintings and sculptures from the acclaimed American artist. The exhibition “confronts the silence surrounding systemic violence against Black people through the visual language of the fallen figure,” according to the de Young.
These colossal paintings and sculptures are some of the largest that the museum has ever installed. The result is breathtaking, to say the least.
The de Young Museum is located in SF’s Golden Gate Park at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive.