Located in Golden Gate Park, the de Young Museum is housed in an ultra-cool modern building wrapped in copper, with a breathtaking twisting tower befitting the amazing treasures it houses. A vast collection of American art from the 17th century through modern day is the jewel in its crown. Other star collections that comprise the easy navigable museum include works by premier California artists such as Richard Diebenkorn and Wayne Thiebaud, international textile arts and costumes, as well as African and Oceanic artworks. Its rotating special exhibitions will knock your socks off and have included stellar programs such as Yves St. Laurent and Warhol Live to Maya Lin: Systematic Landscapes. An excellent café and top-notch museum store are not to be missed. Closed Mondays. The Legion is part of San Francisco's Free First Tuesday of the month program. (Admission tickets to the de Young include same-day general admission to the Legion of Honor (special exhibition fees not included). Paid garage parking is available beneath the museum.
- Open Hours: Friday from 09:30 AM to 08:45 PM, Tuesday to Thursday from 09:30 AM to 05:15 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 09:30 AM to 05:15 PM
Arts & Museums
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
- Nearest Train: MUNI: Irving & 9th