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“Girl with the Pearl Earring Exhibit!”
Review of de Young Museum

de Young Museum
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de Young Museum Admission
Ranked #28 of 534 things to do in San Francisco
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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.
Noblesville, Indiana, United States
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“Girl with the Pearl Earring Exhibit!”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We just went to the de Young Museum and took in the Dutch Masters exhibit. It was $25 to get in for each of us and parking was another $10 or so, but it was well worth it. The exhibit starts with the etchings and engravings of the likes of van Dyke, Rembrandt and others in the Dutch school. I enjoyed learning about the techniques they used and especially enjoyed the effects they achieved with copper plates and a bit of tooling. It's hard to imagine the skills that took. The exhibit moves on to paint on canvas/board and moves through the masters' lives and skills. A late Rembrandt shows the skills he retained to the end of his life. The final room houses the Girl with the Pearl Earring by Vermeer and it is an emotional event or it was for us. I hope he had some idea of what he had done when he added the last stroke, but I suspect he did not. At any rate, a great way to spend a few hours in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, especially on a foggy day! Don't miss it.

Visited May 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“world class museum”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

objets in the exhibitions are very well selected! Don´t miss the special exhibitions i got to see the girl in the pearl earring by Vermeer.

Visited May 2013
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Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, Canada
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“It was nice, but different”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

I was here and walked around on one of the decided to accompany me and a friend. It was a really nice place, she was able to explain about the hanging glass, the area in which you could see the best views, some of the best places that you could travel to.

She was very thorough and then after some time we were able to just explore, we got caught a few times going around the same place twice, but it was fun, we had more fun exploring the museum on our own than when we had the staff member with us.

Visited June 2012
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Citrus Springs, Fl
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“Beautiful Art”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

The first Tuesday of the month was free entry so we took advantage of this. Truly a beautiful museum, so much to see and learn. You could wander from room to room for hours and learn about different cultures. Amazing should not be missed.

Visited May 2013
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Santa Fe, NM
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“Enjoyable afternoon”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

The museum is really attractive and easy to navigate. Pretty location in the park by the Japanese Gardens. Great textiles!
Did not see a lot of the museum because spent time in the Gardens but, will go back.

Visited May 2013
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