de Young Museum open free of charge today
Bay City News Service
July 22, 2006
San Francisco's de Young Museum reports it will be open free
of charge today from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in celebration of opening
festivities for new exhibitions inspired and created by comedian
and actor Cheech Marin.
The museum reports that along with opening of several "Chicano''
exhibitions based on Marin's vision to highlight expressions of
his native Mexican-American culture, a full day of cultural programs
are planned including live music, performances and an interactive
"Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge'' features
works by a wide range of the country's leading Chicano artists,
largely based on Marin's private collections. "Chicano Now:
American Expressions'' is a 5,000-square-foot interactive multimedia
exhibit for families and "Chicano Encounters: Local Places
and Global Communities'' features some 60 prints and posters that
places Chicano history in both a global and local context.
The series of "Chicano'' exhibitions will continue through
The de Young museum reopened in 2005 in a new facility designed
by Swiss architecture firm Herzog and de Meuron and Fong and Chan
Architects in San Francisco. It features collections of American
art from the 17th through the 20th centuries; modern and contemporary
art; art from Central and South America, the Pacific and Africa;
and a diverse collection of textiles.
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