On December 18, the 2009 San Francisco Social was held to benefit the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, which is the city’s largest public arts institution and include the de Young and the Legion of Honor. Founded by Anderson Pugash, and co-chaired by Kelly Landers and Peter Oberndorf, the social honored the private funding for their operations, art endeavors, and exhibitions.
Founded in 1895 and located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the de Young is San Francisco’s oldest museum, and their collections include decorative arts, American paintings; arts from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; and western and non-western textiles. The museum is specifically acclaimed for its many educational arts programs for children and adults. Re-built and re-opened in 2005 and designed by architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Mueron, de Young is one of the city’s most beloved museums.
The Legion of Honor is a beautiful building located in San Francisco’s Lincoln Park that was built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the Golden Gate Bridge, and all of San Francisco, the Legion’s collections include European decorative arts, paintings, ancient art, and one of country’s finest collections of works on paper including prints, drawings, photographs, and books.
Pictured above: Katie Hansen, Amanda Coffee, Danielle Jarvis, Keeley Fidow, Laura Davis, Jennifer Judson
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