From the Collections of the Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen
- Fully illustrated survey of the finest works of art in the de Young Museum
- Informative commentary provided for each
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 from the colonial era to the present; traditional African art, Oceania and the Americas; Western and non-Western costumes and textiles; contemporary art; and works on paper. The superb American painting collection includes masterpieces donated by Mr and Mrs John D. Rockefeller 3rd, making de Young the finest repository of American art on the West Coast. Highlights include works by John Singleton Copley, Frederic Church, John Singer Sargent, Georgia O’Keeffe, Wayne Thiebaud and Richard Diebenkorn. The textile collection features European tapestries, pile carpets from the Near East and Central Asia, and the most important Anatolian kilim collection outside Turkey. Notable objects from the Americas include the largest group of Teotihuacan murals outside Mexico and a rare Maya stela. This illustrated survey showcases the museum’s finest works of art, each accompanied by an informative commentary.
Renée Dreyfus is Curator of Ancient Art at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco.