Last month, digital media artist Tim Roseborough activated the Kimball Education gallery with his multimedia art quiz show, Contenda. Contenda is an experimental contest based on "quiz bowl" events at schools and universities. Contestants are provided with a "buzzer" to answer the host's questions about artists, artworks, and artistic movements. Screen-based visual clues accompany each question. The public was invited to help the artist create questions about artworks in the collection of the de Young, while also engaging in fun and challenging pop-quizzes developed by the artist.
Learn more about Rosborough's practice and influences in this video.
As the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille at the Legion of Honor reopens after an extensive renovation project, this daylong symposium presented on April 5, 2014 was dedicated to exploring the idea of the Salon Doré and the Parisian hôtel.
To learn more about the Salon Doré from the Hôtel de La Trémoille, please visit our website: legionofhonor.org/salondore
Friday Nights at the de Young are after-hours art "happenings" that include a mix of live music, dance and theater performances, film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, and exhibition tours.
Get to know Colin B. Bailey in Conversations with Colin, a series of videos in which the new director of the de Young and the Legion of Honor discusses works in the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's permanent collections and his perspectives on art in general.