- Reception Capacity 2,000
The Legion of Honor opened in 1924 in the Beaux Arts–style building designed by George Applegarth on a bluff overlooking the Golden Gate. Its holdings span 4,000 years and include European painting, sculpture and decorative arts; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and the largest collection of works on paper in the American West.
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.