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The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), comprising the de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, is the largest public arts institution in the city of San Francisco. The permanent collection of the Fine Arts Museums, with about 150,000 objects, is organized into nine areas, each with a curatorial staff.
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Remodeled beautifully! Located in Golden Gate Park next to the Japanese Tea Garden. This museum has so much history for you to take in and still gives you more! A great place for young adults to engage in art. A wonderful place for those adults who wishes to keep learning of this world! Can spend hours there and never once become bored!
Not a museum to take your children. I was followed by security the entire visit. My children were on their best behavior. I have never felt so unwelcome anywhere. I was enjoying my visit until we were followed and then told to watch our children. My children were not being 'bad'.
The Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire exhibition was amazing. The place is well laid out and the buildings are really cool. Definitely check out the observatory tower. Pro tip : Pack light or check your bags in the basement level. You can't have a backpack on your back; you'll be required to carry it around your arms (below waist level is what they said).
Really great collection of works. Didn't have enough time to go through all the works in one day. I enjoyed seeing the American African art. Also there is an observation deck at the top level which offer stunning view of the garden and the city.
Good architecturally-unique museum to spend 1-2 hours in whilst you visit Golden Gate Park. Tours are regular although I would recommend steering away from the modern art ones. Of course there is the famous double rainbow painting that you'll want to take a picture of.
If you're a designer, architect or coming any related design history literature fields this is the place to go to, learn much about this continent's history here at this amazing building. CHECK THE TOWER/VISTA POINT OUT FOR FREE. YOU'LL LOVE IT. Explore everywhere but don't go to sleep walking around cuz you need hours to explore this building. Have a coffee and Just enjoy it with using company of someone. Food is good too. The only down side of this building is the water fountains. They are located in a very odd spot. Right next to the Toilet entries. This needs to be fixed.
This is a "Best of SF Don't Miss" ...the de Young Musuem is one of the best things about San Francisco. Frankly, do not judge the impressive museum shows by the very weak Summer of love. You can wander from multiple galleries and be dazzled by the vast collections. Take the Elevator to the top -for one of the best City Views in SF Note: the famous The Bouquet des Arts is amazing and packed. Book early. Wonderful restaurant. Music and dances on various Friday nights.
The de young is a great museum with a variety of exhibits. The prices for entry seem reasonable for the amount you can see and it is a great way to spend a few hours. I really enjoyed the exhibit on art by African Americans post reconstruction and the main lobby area always has something new to experience. The stable exhibits upstairs provided a chance to view art from all around the world. Make sure you go to the top of the viewing tower for a nice view of San Francisco and the park. I believe this part is open to all so even if you don't want to pay for art, check it out. My one criticism is that the cafe feels pretty overpriced though that is probably to be expected in a museum. Just plan ahead so you eat before or after going in.
Good place in the golden gate park. Not pricey but collections are not my cup of tea. The only nice exhibit was the ‘propaganda and war in the second floor’. Parking is always a challenge in the park and depending on the day and tine you may spend about half hour or more find where to park. Cafeteria is nice looking with good options and outside sitting. Not the usual overpriced food of many museums.
Great value for the experience one is sure to enjoy. The rotating exhibits are always top-notch. The continuing exhibits are educational and worth seeing over and over again. Easy to reach venue with ample parking in the middle of Golden Gate park. The bistro is competitively priced and the food is impeccably prepared. Great family entertainment, there is something for everyone. When you visit don't forget to check out the enclosed roof top observation deck. It commands a 360° view of the surrounding area and access is FREE.
It's no wonder so many people, from every nation, visit San Francisco. I'm told, the annual visitors out number the residents. I'm awed by breathtaking art and the de Young Museum of Fine Art delivers. I found myself especially entranced by the exquisite paintings on the second level - for those that truly appreciate exceptional art, an entire day could be spent here recharging your soul, your creativity, your very being. Soak in the mastery of Tiffany glass, marble statues that Italian craftsman nearly brought to life, paintings by world renowned artists that quite literally explode off the canvas into your imagination - this is far better than any anti-depressant, stimulant or male enhancement drug. The ancient artifacts, the African art exhibits - the sensory experience is other worldly. Head to the top floor and take photos of the beauty that surrounds you. Slow your mind, wait your turn, breathe deeply and commit this waypoint to memory - you'll be better for it. Lastly, who would have guessed that the food at an art museum was so incredibly delicious and satisfying? My daughter and I ordered the chicken & dumplings and I was transported to my childhood - an organic farm table filled with a banquet of fresh, handmade delicacies. The variety of fresh mushrooms, the wonderful aroma of the chicken broth and the perfectly portioned dumplings were a wonderful gastric surprise. Kudos to the chef. If you are fortunate enough to be blessed with a visit to San Francisco, an adventure of the senses awaits all who explore the treasures in the de Young Museum of Fine Art.
One of my favorite museums in the city. 🎨 They have excellent temporary exhibits as well as a great permanent collection. Plus it's right in Golden Gate Park, it's easy to make this a lovely day. My best tip is to enjoy the free guided tours! The docents are extremely knowledgeable and the tours are lots of fun.
Definitely a place to visit in San Francisco! Its beauty begins with the architecture of the buildings. The collections are amazing too. Lots of contemporary North American paintings and sculptures, a vast ancient and modern African ale, paintings from South America, Oceania and much more. Don't miss: the 'rainbow painting' (I think it's in room 26 or near, second floor) and going up to the Tower's 9th floor (amazing views of the city). Use the same ticket to visit Honor Legion Museum - also a must go.
The building is beautiful to see when your walking up to it. Going inside, don't bring a backpack because you are not allowed to keep it on your shoulders. All bags must be below your hips. On top of the observatory, the views are nice. Great place to take a panoramic. I did not go into the museum because I had my backpack and didn't want to hold it like a shopping bag. The little restaurant inside is quaint. The prices were very high for my liking and the coffee was not a good as I thought it would be. Overall, I could have skipped this place on my tour through "San-Fran"
Outstanding museum in a perfect setting. If you have never been to Golden Gate Park, I would definitely recommend it. What a beautifully landscaped and we'll kept jewel. We always enjoy our stay in San Francisco and loved coming here. This museum is on par with some of the best I've visited including Europe.