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de Young Museum, San Francisco

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.3/5 based on 1,400+ reviews on the web
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. Add de Young Museum to your San Francisco travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our San Francisco trip itinerary planner.
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  • I'm not much of an arty person so may not be the right person to review this. We visited yesterday as it was raining and we were looking for indoor things to do. We got free entrance with our City Pas...  read more »
  • We were invited by a local journalist there. It is really worth to visit this large Museum designed by Swiss architects. There are some pretty good permanent exhibitions, a very interesting sculpture garden and always a special exhibition (October 2016: Ed Ruscha, an artist who was forfeited the route 66). The building itself is impressive, behind it there is a landscaped garden with a good Café, allowing for good food (self-service) quite pleasantly spend an afternoon himself.
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  • This place is breathtaking staff helpful could spend awful lot of time here all different exhibits beutifully lit even if arts not your thing something will catch your eye cafe very reasonable 
  • A well organized and varied collection makes this an excellent place to appreciate a wide breadth of art styles and forms. The tower offers a pleasant view of the surrounding area. For those with backpacks, they are allowed, but must be carried at ones side while in the museum; however, the museum also offers a free coat and bag check for those who don't wish to carry around their bags.
  • I was born and raised in SF. All my classes as a child brought us to this museum for a field trip every year. I love it!! I still love it! However the price for 2 adults now is..... brace yourselves... $79.95! Wow. So on the first Tuesday of every month ITS FREE! But You'll have to camp out like you're trying to be the first to own the latest iPhone . It's worth it. :)
  • Great spot to spend 3 hours on a saturday morning while learning and perusing through various exhibits and if you go on the first weekend of the month and have a Bank of America card, then admission is free. Would recommend using the map and I personally like going through systemically so as not to miss any of the exhibits. They have guided tours, audio tours too. The grounds are beautiful and on a foggy day, it's even more remarkable. Review rating is based on other museums in San Francisco as well.
  • The de Young museum on a Friday night can't be beat unless you have something better to do and even if that is the case I would ask of you to factor in the cost for the night and tell me what makes more sense because on Friday nights the de Young is always free. I will now be charging whatever change is left in your pocket after that night spent at Ghostbusters ended you here reading me and about to pay for the luxury of a great couple damn solid run on sentences. So solid in fact that some might even go as far as to call them art and in a class of their own with no other place to give them justice once my pen retires from this life then the de Young museum! You will be able to read them for free on Friday night at the de Young... It's probably a Tuesday morning and your on your phone reading this while Pooping! Gimmie my money cheapskate! ... Wipe first. 3
  • Great museum. Quite enjoyed it. The Oscar de le Renta exhibit is also quite beautiful.
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