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de Young Museum

Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: 415.750.3600
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Ranked #28 of 333 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Owner description: The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Shopping
Hours:
Tue - Thu 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 8:45 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
Owner description: The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate Park, is the nation’s fifth most visited art museum. It showcases American art from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries, international textile arts and costumes, and art from the Americas, the Pacific, and Africa.
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Long Beach, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

As of late, any time we go to San Francisco, tickets for the latest de Young exhibit are a must. Once would think living in the Los Angeles metro, we would have a constant flow of great exhibits, but the de Young always outshines. From the Impressionists, to Picasso to this latest exhibit on Keith Haring, I have always enjoyed... More 

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Suburban Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The de Young is paired with the Legion of Honor as one of the two "Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco" (FAMSF). The Legion of Honor specializes in European art from the middle ages to the 20th century, while the de Young displays Native American, African, Oceanic, and settler American art. A bit of scandal erupted in 2012 after the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for the architecture and the exhibits. Check the exhibit schedule before you make your travel arrangements because there is always an exciting one. Especially good if you are a Fashionista to make your plan for a visit when there is a fashion exhibit. You can park on the street - FREE. Just make sure you... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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32 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Had a great time here. Golden Gate Park is simply full of wonders, this being just one. I was lucky enough to see the Keith Harding exhibit, which I highly recommend. I ate at the cafe, and we ended up into a wool felting exhibit, where the artist was present. Learned about some new art which I'd never seen before.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

You can tie this in nicely with so many other attractions - easily accessible via public transport - take the N line munni or the 5 bus

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Danville, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This museum is not easy to get to as it is in Golden Gate Park, but it is well worth the visit, and parking is usually OK. There are regulat special exhibitions, so check their website every month. And if you do go make sure you see the wonderful displays of glass, fabric and unique sculptures, including a small cathedral... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Set in Golden Gate Park the de Young has been renovated. It is just across a park plaza from the California Academy of Sciences. Great rotating shows as well as full time exhibits

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I just saw the Keith Haring exhibition in January 2015. Keith Haring had a very impressive output of work during the ten years before his death at age 31. This was an interesting exhibit. The regular collection is very good. Parking in Golden Gate park is a challenge so keep in mind that there is paid parking under the science... More 

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Oakland, California
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I've lived in the Bay Area many years, but I've never visited the de Young before last week. It's a little out of the way for me. I only think of it when I'm in Golden Gate Park for other events and then I don't have the time. I finally made it there last week because I had the time...and... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

One of the secrets of the de Young Museum is that they have this amazing observatory that they don't advertise that provides an incredible view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Park. We were told of this little "secret' and found that while the museum exhibitions were wonderful, if you just come to see this incredible view, it's well... More 

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