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de Young Museum

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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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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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I’d heard of the de Young Museum, but didn’t realise until I got there that it was located within Golden Gate Park. This is an excellent museum, with a solid set of collections. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I’d heard of the de Young Museum, but didn’t realise until I got there that it was located within Golden Gate Park. This is an excellent museum, with a solid set of collections. I particularly like the ones on African and Oceanic art, but there are many others. 27,000 paintings in total, they tell me. In addition, there are many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We visited on a weekday and there were school groups and some others, but we still were able to enjoy this exhibit of masterpieces from Scotland. To see the paintings up close and enjoy them is a great treat and we particulary enjoyed the Scottish painters who are not as well know as the Vermeers, Braques and Botticellis, but who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

There is always something exciting to see at the museum, and the docent tours are great. There are several free one that take one half hour, or an hour. The food is fabulous in the cafeteria...A must to eat here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Amazing space with remarkable modern and 20th Century art. Do not forget to visit the African Art Exhibit and the observation tower.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We should probably go more often, but we usually end up coming for a special exhibit. This time we saw the Botticelli to Braque exhibit which was great. You don't generally see painting across time like without going through an entire museum. Took a quick look at the African art exhibit too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The de Young is part of a marvelous collection of building and interesting venues clustered in the center of the Golden Gate Park, a place that must not be missed if visiting San Francisco. During the years I lived in that city, I went there more times than can be counted. Even before you enter, there is a spectacular architectural/sculptural... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

After many many years of visiting San Francisco I finally had the chance to visit this wonderful museum. Be sure to go up to the observation area and check out the garden statuary. It is well worth the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

this is a terrific classical art museum with pieces from all ages, a lovely café and always wonderful special exhibits

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Each time we visit our son in SF, we try to get an afternoon in this museum. The cafe is efficient, pretty reasonable for a museum and has outdoor seating as well as an outdoor sculpture area. We saw the recent "Botticelli to Braque" exhibit which was wonderful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

There's always a special exhibition to see, and the permanent collection is eclectic as well. Great items in the store, and the cafe food is fabulous.

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