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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Board of Trustees

Thursday, January 13, 2000
3 p.m.
Board Room
California Palace of the Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
San Francisco, California




Calling of the Meeting to Order Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, President



Calling of the Roll



Del M. Anderson

Mrs. David P. Bancroft

Alvin H. Baum, Jr.

Alix Phillips Becker

George McNear Bowles

Mrs. Philip E. Bowles III

T. Robert Burke

Mrs. Barbara B. Carleton

Belva Davis

Mrs. Ray Dolby, Vice President/Annual Support

Richard P. Essey

Richard H. Finn, Vice President/Finance

Morgan Flagg

Mrs. Lynn C. Fritz

Ms. Frankie Jacobs Gillette, Vice President/Civic Affairs

Richard N. Goldman

Mrs. Richard Goodyear

Mrs. Nancy Hamon

George Hecksher

Beverly James

J. Burgess Jamieson

Ann L. Johnson, M.D.

Stephen L. Johnson

Diane B. Lloyd-Butler, Vice President/Audience Development

Mrs. Peter McBean



Calling of the Roll (continued)


Nion McEvoy

J. Alec Merriam, Vice President/Collections

Lorna F. Meyer

Michael W. Michelson

Josie Mooney

Robert P. Morrow III

Michael E. O’Neill

Steven MacGregor Read, Vice President/Facilities

Mrs. Thomas P. Rohlen

Waldemar Rojas

George B. Saxe

Dolores G. Terrazas

Burl A. Toler, Sr.

Vivian Fei Tsen

Sidney R. Unobskey

Carlos Pedro Villa

Marshall I. Wais, Sr.

Mrs. Harry H. Wetzel

Mrs. Charles F. Willis

Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey, President

Ex-Officio Trustee Members

Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.

James Salinas, Sr., President/Recreation and Park Commission


Absences to be Excused


There will be an opportunity for public comment on each agenda item.



Report of the President – Mrs. Alfred S. Wilsey


A. Consideration and Possible Action to Approve the Minutes of the December 9, 1999 Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees (See Appendix A)


B. Report on 1999 Year End Gifts of Works of Art Pursuant to Board Resolution Number 1326 (See Appendix B)







C. Report of the Nominating Committee - Nion McEvoy, Chair

1. Resignation of Waldemar Rojas

2. Reaffirmation of Policy that Re-election of Trustees to Second and Third Terms and to Trustee Emeritus Status Will be Based on Demonstrated Dedication to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco


D. Report on Recent Developments Regarding Plans to Build a New de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park


E. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Resolution Authorizing the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum to be Closed to the Public on December 31, 2000 for a Period of Approximately Four Years in Order for It to be Vacated and Prepared for the Construction Project (To Be Distributed)


F. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Resolution Naming Gallery 13 at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor

WHEREAS, The execution of the Fine Arts Museums’ Facilities Master Plan calls upon the generosity and public spiritedness of individuals to achieve the ambitious goals adopted; and

WHEREAS, The Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums adopted a Donor Recognition Policy that permits the naming of galleries by donors who have requested such naming opportunities;

WHEREAS, At its December 9, 1999 meeting, the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees established that major gifts in accordance with the Fine Arts Museums’ Donor Recognition Policy to the New de Young Capital Campaign will be eligible for naming opportunities at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco does hereby name Gallery 13 in the California Palace of the Legion of Honor "The Marianne and Richard H. Peterson Gallery" at their request and in recognition of Mr. and Mrs. Peterson’s generous gift.


G. Other Informational Items





Director’s Report - Harry S. Parker III


A. Consideration and Possible Action to Approve Loan Request (See Appendix C)


B. Report on de Young Museum Activities during Period of Closure (See Appendix D)


C. Report on Recovered Dutch Paintings Stolen from the M. H. de Young Memorial


D. Update on City Budget



E. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Resolution for the Board

President and Director of Museums to Submit the Fiscal Year 2000-2001 Budget Request

RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums does hereby authorize the Board President and the Director of Museums to sign and submit the Fiscal Year 2000-2001 City Budget request for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.


F. Current and Future Exhibits


G. Other Informational Items



Public Comment

Members of the public may address the Board of Trustees on items not on the agenda that are within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Speakers may address the Board for up to three minutes; the President or the Board of Trustees may limit the total comment to thirty minutes.



Meeting Schedule, Future Events and Current and Future Exhibits (See Appendix E)



Adjournment – Diane B. Wilsey, President


Public Meeting Requirements Relating to Accessibility

The subsequent information is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the following will be made available upon request:

1. American sign language interpreters
2. A sound enhancement system
3. An agenda of meeting available in alternative formats and
4. A reader during the meeting

To arrange for the above services, please contact Judy Gough at (415) 750-3669 at least two working days prior to a meeting. A late request will be honored if possible. Minutes of the meeting will be made in alternative formats upon request. Meeting agendas are available on the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco website,

In order to assist the City’s efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, those attending public meetings are reminded that other may be sensitive to various chemical based products. Please help the City to accommodate these individuals.

The MUNI’s wheelchair-accessible No. 18 line stops in front of the Legion. For access to the Legion from downtown, take MUNI’s wheelchair-accessible No. 38 Geary line to 33rd and Clement and connect with the No. 18 line. For more information about MUNI’s accessible services, call (415) 923-6142.

There are accessible parking spaces (disabled-designated) available in front of the Legion. Accessible seating for persons with disabilities (including those using wheelchairs) will be available. For Telecommunication Device for the Deaf (TDD), the Museums use the California Relay Service.

Know Your Rights Under the Sunshine Ordinance

Government’s duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people’s business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people’s review.

For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code) or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force:

Rachel Arnstine O’Hara, Clerk
Sunshine Ordinance Task Force
City Hall, Room 362
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
San Francisco, CA 94102-4683
Office: (415) 554-6171
Fax: (415) 554-6177
E-mail: Rachel_ArnstineO’

Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco

Public Library and on the City’s website at

If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may submit written comments to Judy Gough, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 233 Post Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94108.