de Young Museum
Address:Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118
- Phone: (415) 750-7606
- Reception Capacity 2,500
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.