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The de Young Open: Artist Panel, hosted by curator Timothy A. Burgard

  • Address:
    Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
    San Francisco, CA 94118
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: Free

Meet the artists featured in the exhibition, The de Young Open! Every Wednesday during the month of December, join us for weekly artist panels hosted by the museums’ head curators. These evening programs strive to continue the museums’ commitment to engaging and supporting local Bay Area artists and communities. We invite our audiences to meet artists from a diverse range of disciplines, backgrounds, identities, and abilities that capture the talents and vibrancy of the Bay Area. 

Every Wednesday at 5 pm, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco will bring you unique viewpoints exploring diversity, resilience, and creative spirit in the arts as we aim to reframe our exhibitions and collections. View upcoming Virtual Wednesdays programs.

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Featured Artists

Orin Carpenter is a mixed media artist who uses collage to visually portray a story based on the African-American plight in America. Using images from the Civil rights movement until now, mixed media helps him create the energy needed to depict stories that allow the viewer to see beyond their normal view of the world.

Evri Kwong is a San Francisco-based artist who turns national issues such as consumerism, racism, and religious intolerance, into bold narrative paintings. Kwong received both his B.F.A and M.F.A from the San Francisco Art Institute. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions across the country, including the Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica, Dwight Hackett Projects in Santa Fe, the Triton Museum of Art in Santa Clara, and the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco. 

Rupy C. Tut is an Oakland based painter dissecting historical and contemporary displacement narratives around identity, belonging, and gender. Her work engages in strict practice of traditional materials and methodology associated with Indian miniature painting as she continues to add contemporary images and characters to a centuries-old visual language.


Timothy Anglin Burgard is The Distinguished Senior Curator and Curator-in-Charge of American Art for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, where he designed the 2005 reinstallation of the new de Young Museum's permanent collection of American art. Previously, he worked at the New-York Historical Society and also at the Harvard University Art Museums, where he served as the University's first curator of American Art.

About the Exhibition

In celebration of the de Young museum’s 125th anniversary, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco are hosting The de Young Opena juried community art exhibition of submissions by artists who live in the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.

Ticket Information

Free YouTube virtual event. No registration required.