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SF’s “Obama Portraits Tour” at de Young is Free This Weekend Only (June 18-19)

The Obama Portraits Tour comes to SF’s de Young for just 2 months w/ free museum admission on opening weekend.
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Join us for the public opening day celebration of The Obama Portraits Tour exhibition with live musical performances by cellist and vocalist Mia Pixley and ensemble, dance performances by Kimberly Marie Olivier, and a portrait photography session with First Exposures alumni.

Free admission to The Obama Portraits Tour on June 18 and 19 is generously underwritten by Google. Free Tickets for the exhibition will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis and available onsite only, with a limit of four tickets per family. All activities on opening day are free.

The Obama Portraits Tour
Free Opening Weekend
June 18-19, 2022 | 9:30a-5:15p
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park
Free admission this weekend only

How to get free tickets this weekend (June 18-19, 2022)?
Tickets for the exhibition will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis and available onsite only, with a limit of four tickets per family.

How to See it Free June 21-Aug 14, 2022

Can’t Make it this weekend? You Can Still See it for free
The Obama Portraits Tour is on view at the de Young from June 18 to August 14, 2022. After June 19th, the portraits are free to view with paid admission (no additional fee required) but you’ll need to book timed tickets in advance.

RSVPs are Required
Tickets are released in two-week increments every other Wednesday. Make your reservation .

  • May 18: June 21 to July 5
  • June 1: July 6 to July 19
  • June 15: July 20 to August 2
  • June 29: August 3 to August 14

Opening Day (June 18th) Free activities

  • Pop-up photography studio – 12–3 pm; de Young Café Terrace – Step inside our pop-up photo studio and receive a free portrait session by First Exposures alumni. Digital and print versions of the portraits will be available on a limited basis.
  • Live music and dance performances – 12:30–1 pm + 1:30–2 pm; Wilsey Court – Listen to live music by cellist and vocalist Mia Pixley and her dynamic ensemble of diverse, local musicians. Freelance dancer Kimberly Marie Olivier will perform to a few pieces