De Young: selected works

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Scala, 2005 - Antiques & Collectibles - 160 pages
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The two museums that in 1970 became the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco were at one time rival institutions. The de Young museum grew out of the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894. The Legion of Honor had its genesis in the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, but was conceived from the outset as a museum of fine art. A striking copper-clad building designed by Herzog & de Meuron, the de Young museum in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park houses a broad spectrum of art from diverse cultures and traditions, including a world-renowned collection of American art; traditional African art; art from Oceania and the Americas; Western and non-Western costumes and textiles; contemporary art and works on paper. This illustrated catalogue showcases the museum's finest works of art, each accompanied by an informative commentary.

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Catharine H. Roehrig is Curator of Egyptian Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Renee Dreyfus is Curator of Ancient Art and Interpretation at the Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco. Cathleen A. Keller is Professor of Egyptology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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