From the late 1940s through the early 1970s, Rose Mandel produced an original and evocative body of photographs, working closely with many of the Bay Area’s best-known artists — including photographers Ansel Adams and Minor White, and painters Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff.
Visitors interview important people in their lives in the StoryBooth recording studio. Afterwards, participants receive a copy of their story, and with their permission, a copy is added to the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.
Friday Nights at the De Young enlivens the museum each week with a unique theme often tying in with the special exhibitions and permanent collections on view. The de Young Café offers a delicious Friday Nights menu and specialty cocktails, and the museum’s observation tower is open until 8 pm.