A Group Show inspired by the original ‘Salon Des Refusés’ featuring artwork by artists who were NOT selected to exhibit in the ‘De Young Open’, the museums unprecedented nod to local artists in celebration of their 125th anniversary.


The original ‘Salon des Refusés’, French for "exhibition of rejects", is generally known as an exhibition of works rejected by the jury of the annual ‘Paris Salon’, and is commonly used in reference to the ‘Salon des Refusés’ of 1863 when, of the 5,000 paintings submitted to the ‘Paris Salon’, a mere 2,217 were accepted….the Emperor himself okayed the ‘Salon des Refuses’ to appease the angry artists.


At this time, with 6190 artists having submitted and just 762 accepted, our own pool of ‘De Young Open’ refusés numbers 5428 – a well justified number to go ahead and celebrate ourselves!

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