Rebuilt after an earthquake, de Young Museum can resist seismic shaking with its striking twisted tower. This modern complex in Golden Gate Park holds collections of American and contemporary international art. Archives of American art dating back to the 17th century, including textiles and costumes, make the museum exceptional. Textiles come from as far away as Turkey, and the costumes showcase early fashions from designers such as Christian Dior. Our San Francisco trip planner makes visiting de Young Museum and other San Francisco attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
de Young Museum Reviews
Great museum and we were lucky to be here the same time as Monet. Oh, what a special exhibit this is....so many of his works all in one spot, wonderfully displayed and explained. Also a smaller exhibi... more »
This is a must exhibit to see if you love Monet. They have brought in a collection from around the world of his work. Take the docent tour to get the most out of the show. Come early as it gets crowed... more »
What a beautiful museum space. I went to the de Young early on a Saturday for the current Monet exhibit and really enjoyed the entire museum experience. Just when I thought the galleries would end, there would be another gallery with something I really wanted to explore related to the previous exhibit. The space itself is very beautiful and utilized wonderfully for the exhibits currently on display. Also, it's in Golden Gate park, which gives you access to one of the most beautiful parks on the planet, as well as all the other activities available there. Golden Gate park rules and the de Young is no exception.
Explore the collection in this wonderful structure! Be sure to go to the top of the tower for a great view of the city. We went to see the Monet and Gauguin shows - both were wonderful. A walk in the sculpture garden was a welcome breath of fresh air after taking in so much inside the building. For those who love art - you might want to consider the membership. If you go more than once with a companion, it pays for itself pretty quickly. Just a note, parking in the basement (entrance at 10th and Fulton) is pricey, but worth it on a rainy day. The cafe has a nice selection of hot and cold foods, but not for the budget minded.
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