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de Young Museum

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Address: 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118-4502
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+1 415-750-3600
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Fri 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
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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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Beautiful Museum in Golden Gate Park

This museum is a gorgeous remodel and redesign of the previous. I love the open light architecture and high ceilings. I enjoy galleries of art work, sculpture, artifacts, and... read more

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San Francisco, California
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is a gorgeous remodel and redesign of the previous. I love the open light architecture and high ceilings. I enjoy galleries of art work, sculpture, artifacts, and sculptures. There is quite a variety in the collection. A must-see is the view from the upper level of the museum.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely museum. The permanent collections are beautiful, and there are rotating 'visiting' exhibits, which are sometimes spectacular. The popular exhibits can be extremely crowded. It is located in Golden Gate Park and is very close to the Natural History Museum. Go to the top of the tower for a gorgeous view of the city. Warning: parking is... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I got to the museum very late and had very little time to look around. And it only happened because the people that care for this museum are more concerned in making your visit worthwhile than being a pain, or careless, as many museum people are. The art inside is not exactly my cup of tea and it lacks great... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I always visit when I am in San Francisco. The elegant building has a wonderful Hockney video creation in the main lobby showcasing the natural world in North Yorkshire that is quite mesmerizing. There is aways an interesting exhibit on the main floor (Frank Stella retrospective in January 2017) and the sculpture garden and the outside landscaping at the front... More 

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petaluma, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum has outstanding visiting international art exhibitions. The building itself is dynamic and soaring. The cafe also served excellent fare. It is centered in Golden Gate Park.

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum which is a joy to behold. So much of interest and well displayed. Views from observation area superb.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We lucked out as this museum was free on Tuesdays. It was a great way to spend a rainy day indoors too. Modern and contemporary Art on Main Level had a "Documentary" Photo by Danny Lyon as well as Paintings and prints by Frank Stella. Main Level also had a good Art of the America Exhibit. The Upper LEvel has... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The observatory tower is a MUST!!! The views are like none I have ever seen. They are truly breath taking. The museum itself is HUGE and really interesting. I really enjoyed the Danny Lyon picture galleries.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the de Young museum to see the Frank Stella exhibit but never got to it because of the breathtaking works from Papua New Guinea. The exhibit was curated so magnificently that I was riveted in this room and missed a careful examination of the rest museum. A quick tour around though, made it clear that the place... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The de Young is one of many jewels in Golden Gate Park and a must for museum lovers. The special exhibits are always interesting and I often like to rent the headsets and listen to explanations, although the posted information is also very helpful. I also love that there is a monthly artist in residence that involves community participation.

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