De Young Museum
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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 83%Local Culture
- 65%History Buffs
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 57%Nightlife Lovers
- 57%Adventure Travelers
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- De Young MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure TravelersJul 23, 2014
Housed in a gorgeous modern building (though some critics feel it looks like the superstructure of an aircraft carrier) in Golden Gate Park, it's a perfect stopoff during a ramble through the park. Collections of particular note are from Africa and Oceania, though their modern painting and Meso-American art collections have some strong pieces as well.Recommended for:
- De Young MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 14May 17, 2014
Everything inside of here is one of a kind and as close to priceless as it gets. On a clear day, you can see the entire city from atop the observation deck. And when the fog rolls in, it comes right at your eye levelRecommended for:
- De Young MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6May 08, 2014
I moved to the Bay Area in 1984, when the previous building here was the De Young on the right side and the Asian Art Museum on the Left. I visited the museum several times during that era and returned when the new architecturally distinctive building opened up. That included at least one nice lunch at their cafe, outside under a distinctive overhang.
Gayle and I returned to the De Young last Friday to see the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit that focused on her Lake George NY days. Gayle and I previously had the pleasure of visiting the Georgia O'Keeffe museum in Santa Fe and later driving out to Abiquiu to see where she lived. New Mexico truly is the Land of Enchantment and this trip to the De Young provided a left bookend to our appreciation of her work.
Our admission ticket allowed us to continue on into other parts of the De Young, but we opted to savor the dedicated Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit space below and leave intrigued and wanting for more. Gayle and I look forward to coming back to experience another slice of the fine art that San Francisco has to offer.Recommended for:
- De Young MuseumMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5Mar 30, 2014
I really enjoy going to the De Young Museum they always have interesting exhibits. I particularly enjoy how they will have curator talks for some of the special exhibits.
Also, if you're going on a Sunday check out Lindy in the Park that is happening right around the corner from the De Young. There's usually a great crowd of dancers out enjoying swing music and it's fun to watch or take the lesson at the beginning of their event! And then head to the De Young :).
- De Young MuseumMar 05, 2014
The M.H. De Young Museum – has its origins in the 1894 Midwinter International expo. The Fine arts Museum, temporarily built for the expo, was so successful that it was decided to establish a permanent museum. The museum has a very diverse collection, including paintings from the Laurance Rockefeller collection.
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- De Young MuseumMember ofBusiness TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesNightlife LoversJun 12, 2014
The De Young has a pretty diverse and eclectic collection - lots of indigenous art from Oceania, Central America and North America, as well as some contemporary American art. They have some great exhibits here, but I liked the permanent collection better at the SFMoma - where they had more well known artists represented. If you have an ATM card from Bank of America you can get in free.
- De Young MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Nov 24, 2013
Dede's toy. You'd think with all the $$$ she's given the deYoung and all the fundraisers they hold that admission would be minimal. I had no particular affinity for the previous building but the current one's exterior looks more like a warehouse with a guard tower than a home for priceless art. If you browse an exhibit, keep an eye on the overzealous security personnel.
- De Young MuseumOct 30, 2013
One of the best places to see main stream art. They have a general admission $12 rate. This does not get you in the the featured exhibits which can be amazing. I would highly recommend it the space is amazing. I always leave feeling inspired.
- De Young MuseumMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersOct 19, 2013
In the verdant heart of Golden Gate Park, this art museum is an inspiring stop, whether you're looking for contemporary art from around the world or visiting just to see a special ground-breaking exhibition. Make sure you go up to the rooftop of the museum to see the botanical 'living roof' too. If you're hungry, the museum cafe ain't half bad.Recommended for:
- De Young MuseumMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesHistory BuffsArt & Design LoversAug 15, 2013
This fine arts museum has a fantastic location set in Golden Gate Park. It showcases American art from the 17th to the 21st centuries, international contemporary art, textiles, and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific and Africa. When we went, the special exhibition was of Gilbert and George, a British contemporary art duo.
If you aren't particularly interested in art, the view from the top floor is amazing and you have the rest of the park to enjoy.Recommended for:
- De Young MuseumCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 09, 2013
Of all the museums in the city, I probably come to De Young the least. While their traveling exhibits are usually pretty impressive, their permanent collection never really sticks in my mind after I leave. A lot of their fine arts exhibits fall out of the traditional mediums of art that I like. But this is a personal preference.
The De Young (or properly, the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum) is a large building with an expansive collection. Additionally, the tower and viewing deck gives visitors some great views of the city from the perspective of Golden Gate Park.
The museum is situated in a beautiful area of the park, across from the Academy of Science and near the Japanese Tea Garden. This area should be on the top five list of any visiting traveler. It’s simply beautiful.
The first Tuesday of every month is a free day. If you want to check out the permanent collection and don’t mind crowds, this is a great time to do so.Recommended for:
- De Young MuseumMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 5Aug 05, 2013
Situated in the heart of Golden Gate Park, the impressive modern structure of the new de Young is just as impressive as the extensive collection of artwork inside. The sculpture garden is lovely, and the observation floor on the tower offers beautiful panoramic views of the bay area. I always look forward to their couture fashion exhibits, which will blow you away. Friday nights at the museum are always a fun cultural experience - great for dates!Recommended for:
- De Young MuseumMember ofBudget TravelersFoodiesArt & Design LoversJul 24, 2014
We came here for a special exhibit and really enjoyed this beautiful Art Museum. Lots to see. It is set up beautifully and the staff is fantastic. Very nice to get a bite to eat when visiting.
- De Young MuseumJul 27, 2012
This is my favorite museum. Check out the Ruth Asawa wire sculptures hanging from the ceilings of the space, go up to the tower for a view of the entire city and go to the sculpture garden in the back of the museum. If you follow the path past the cafe in the sculpture garden towards what looks like a maintenance area you'll find a strange dome shaped secret space. You'll be in for a treat. Sculpture garden is free and this site lists all SF Museum free days http://freemuseumday.org/sf.html