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de Young Museum

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
415.750.3600
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Ranked #30 of 376 Attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
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Traveler Description: The DeYoung museum has been a San Francisco institution since it opened in Golden Gate Park in 1895.  The new building, designed by Herzog & de... more »
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

A lot of people told me that it's wonderful, but it's just o.k. The collections are just what you'd expect for a provincial city; there are some decent things scattered here and there but not much depth. The building is beautifully sited in Golden Gate Park, which is really great. Will say that the San Franciscans have really nice museum... More

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adelaide
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I loved this art gallery. The design and construction was a bit controversial but I loved it. Clad in perforated and dimpled copper plates that can withstand movement of up to 90cm in an earthquake, the museum has a very post modern look about it and it complements the very modern collection. I enjoyed the regular collection of art and... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The museum and surroundings looks nice from outside. When enter the museum, the impression changes immediately. To start with, security is rude and insensitive. The special exhibit consisted of a dozen modern paintings (very unimpressive !) at an added cost. I left the Modern exhibit to take some pictures of the ferns and grass just outside the exit door, when... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

As apart of the Go San Francisco card, we went to this museum.There was not much to see that was to different from museums other places, but the staff was polite and informative.The place is large and a lot of walking. Not a place for every young children, yet great for pre-teens and up that are into art. When you... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

The de Young is a terrific museum set in Golden Gate Park. It had a fine Modernism show when we visited, but the permanent collection has many excellent items-the African collection is especially strong, and the sculpture garden is superb. Make sure to visit the James Turrell underground installation in the sculpture garden. The cafe has a good selection. Have... More

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roseburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this museum has a lot of french paintings and more painting....if that is what you like to do. Quite large.

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Maui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The glass collection was over the top. We had fun In the sculpture garden. The ninth floor 360* view was pretty stellar. To be up that high in the middle of the park was pretty cool. Long views in every direction. The cafe was pricey but really good. The coffee and quinoah of the day were delicious!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The de Young Museum has a great selection of many different kinds of art from different places and times. The museum is so nicely done. There is also an observatory tower to get great views on San Francisco.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This museum has great art to be enjoyed. I would spend a day here and the special exhibits never disappoint. The entrance to the elevator to see all of SF is not in the main entrance I would ask where it is because that is a great thing to do when you are there and it costs nothing in fact... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was looking for the SFMOMA, but found out quickly that it's closed, but I was not disappointed with this recommendation! Came here from the information center at UnIon Square. What I like most about this museum is it's ease of flow from one room to the next, just when I think I'm about to get tired of seeing another... More

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