de Young Museum, San Francisco

4.4
Rebuilt after an earthquake, de Young Museum can resist seismic shaking with its striking twisted tower. This modern complex in Golden Gate Park holds collections of American and contemporary international art. Archives of American art dating back to the 17th century, including textiles and costumes, make the museum exceptional. Textiles come from as far away as Turkey, and the costumes showcase early fashions from designers such as Christian Dior. Our San Francisco trip planner makes visiting de Young Museum and other San Francisco attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Definitely an eclectic mix here 2 special shows were on Gaugin- aren’t people sick of Impression shows by now ?- and a show on Muslim fashion??? Who thinks these up? Permanent collection has strengths...  more »
  • We travel all the time. I never want to hear that people are unfriendly in France. Buying our ticket at this art museum with no one else in line - one of the worst experiences we have had in a long ti...  more »
  • The de Young Museum is huge and usually filled with folks. However, there special exhibits are well worth seeing. Currently, the Muslim Fashion show will "knock your socks off" with the breadth of out...  more »
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  • This place was amazing!! The architecture alone will leave you astounded. A great place to chill and take in the creative energy. Or to get inspired to create something magical. The observation center is free and is a treat with a 360 view of the Golden Gate parka dm the surrounding area. Such a great spot and the cafe is great for a lunch out. A must if your in the area!
  • 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"
  • We decided to pay for the garage parking which made the experience very streamlined. The museum was quiet, well maintained and organized. I remembered the concourse being better maintained which was disappointing. The whole area was filled with productive activity. Locals and visitors. It was in the afternoon and the fog was rolling in! Very nice.
  • Amazing place. While we were there, overheard another patron saying, "we thought we would come see the museum, but there keeps being more and more of it..! Great variety in this collection and worth setting aside a whole day, if not more than one.
  • This is a fantastic, world class museum. The location is stunning, as is the building itself. Their permanent collection is filled with incredible works of art and they also have some of the most compelling exhibits come through, which integrate local history in some cases, which I think sets them apart from any of the other museums in San Francisco. The De Young is a gift to the city of San Francisco!
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