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Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: 415.750.3600
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9:30 am - 5:15 pm
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Tue - Thu 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
Fri 9:30 am - 8:45 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
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Description: The de Young, designed by Herzog & de Meuron and located in Golden Gate...
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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Scotland Art museum exhibit.

Beautiful priceless art. What a wonderful opportunity to see the art upfront and personal . Seeing some of the masterpiece made us thrilled The cafe was good also. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Oroville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Beautiful priceless art. What a wonderful opportunity to see the art upfront and personal . Seeing some of the masterpiece made us thrilled The cafe was good also. The carrot and ginger soup very good

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Manhattan, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The de Young Museum was a nice art museum. It had a lot of African Art which was interesting. I went to see the James Turell work and was disappointed with it. It was outside, which was hard to get to and the outside area was not well maintained. Cost was just $10 and they offered a $2 discount for... More 

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Hunter Valley, NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit here despite being frequent visitors to San Francisco. We will most definitely be putting this on our list of things to do every time we're here as we do with the Legion of Honor. Next time, however, we will double check to make sure we do not choose a day when special events are taking... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am a member of the museum, and my membership has really paid off. I go to all the special exhibits, which are world class. The location in Golden Gate Park is perfect, but avoid the ridiculous parking garage fees by parking along the road and walking a bit to get to the museum. Don't miss the incredible views from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Ok as a regional art museum, but can not hold a candle to the Legion of Honor. Free on Tue. We lucked out at hit a terrific exhibit from Scotland "From Boticelli to Braque"

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Charleston, West Virginia, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We totally enjoyed the large exhibit(over 50 works) of very fine paintings from Scotland's National Museums. The exhibit covers about five centuries and has very important works by many of the "Old Masters"

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San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

So much culture and artistic diversity under one roof! I really appreciated how the deYoung exhibits all kinds of art, including some from civilizations of long ago (Myans, African tribes, a few more).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We had some time to kill in the park and didn't want to spend $35/person at the science museum across the street (although it looked neat). The museum is free and offers some good art to occupy you for an hour or so. Nothing incredible stood out, but it was enjoyable. Only negative was that I was wearing a backpack... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This museum is beautifully designed and well curated. I enjoyed the 3D artifacts and the modern color studies. The mix of contemporary and traditional art with historical and cultural art was perfect.

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Long Island, Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the cultural destinations in north-central California, I always visit at least once on a trip to San Francisco. The views from the 'top' floor alone are worth it.

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