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de Young Museum

  • Address:
    Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
    San Francisco, CA 94118



The de Young originated from the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition and was originally known as the Memorial Museum. Thirty years later, it was renamed in honor of Michael H. de Young, a longtime champion of the museum. The present copper-clad landmark building, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, opened in October 2005. It showcases the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture and decorative arts from the 17th to the 21st centuries; art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international modern and contemporary art.

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, with over a century of public service in the arts, are the largest public arts institution in the City of San Francisco and one of the largest art museums in the United States.

The de Young showcases American Art from the 17th to the 21st centuries, international modern and contemporary art, photography, international textiles and costumes, and art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

The Legion of Honor’s collection features over 4,000 years of ancient and European art, including works by Fra Angelico, El Greco, Peter Paul Rubens, and Claude Monet, in addition to one of the largest collections of works on paper in the country.

Hours for both museums are Tuesday–Sunday, 9:30 am–5:15 pm. Closed Mondays and select holidays.

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  • Description Located in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is one of San Francisco’s premiere event venues. A San Francisco cultural institution since 1895, the de Young was completely renovated into a state of the art facility integrating art, architecture and the surrounding natural landscape. In addition to the beautiful event spaces our exceptional galleries and special exhibitions may also be rented for private viewing. The museum is available for a wide variety of events—whether you plan to host a gala for 2,000 or a VIP reception for your top clients, the de Young can accommodate your needs. Come experience and share an exclusive evening in the de Young Museum with your guests.
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  • Reception Capacity 2,500
  • Outdoor Capacity 250
  • Banquet Capacity 685
  • Number of Rooms 8
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Entire Museum
  • Banquet Capacity: 685
  • Reception Capacity: 2500
Wilsey Court
  • Banquet Capacity: 400
  • Reception Capacity: 800
Hamon Observation Tower
  • Banquet Capacity: 45
  • Reception Capacity: 150
de Young Café and Terrace
  • Banquet Capacity: 160
  • Reception Capacity: 250
Piazzoni Murals Room
  • Banquet Capacity: 130
  • Reception Capacity: 175
Koret Auditorium
  • Theater Capacity: 289
Concourse Level
  • Banquet Capacity: 640
  • Reception Capacity: 1300
Barbro Osher Sculpture Garden
  • Banquet Capacity: 250