Legion of Honor, San Francisco
Categories: Art Museums, Museums
Housed inside an impressive Beaux-Arts building, Legion of Honor is the home of many works of European and Mediterranean art. The museum’s permanent collection focuses on paintings and decorative art from ancient to modern times. You can enjoy works by famous masters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, or Picasso; see Roman and Greek pieces; or admire the collection of statues, starting with Rodin’s "The Thinker" in front of the museum building. The museum also boasts one of the largest collections of works on paper in North America, and displays various special exhibits. You can opt for a self-guided audio tour, join a guided tour without any additional fees, or book a private tour by telephone or online. To visit Legion of Honor on your trip to San Francisco, use our San Francisco trip generator.
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I did check this nice museum out but did not have time to go inside. It was suggested to me by 3 locals.
We stumbled into this by accident. It is a great collection of western art, from pre-Renaissance up to Van Gogh, Degas and Monet. Nice collection of sculptures and pottery/china also. It is on very qu... read more »
This was the musum featured in Hitchcock's "Vertigo" It has a very nice European collection of paintings. If you go, save your ticket stub. If you go to the DeYoung on the same day, they will let you ... read more »
Absolutely fantastic place to spend a few hours. Very well organized, categorized by time period. Very interesting place to see art over the ages. Gorgeous statues, paintings, carvings, and other art (tea sets, armoires, desks, globes, porcelain, books). There is a rotating display, I got to see an Egyptian exhibit today with real mummies, ancient art and a modern CT scan of a mummies internals. They had a show with someone playing an antique organ (instrument), great music that you can hear throughout the museum.
Great art collection! The space is also awesome with lots of high ceilings and space to browse. A membership to this museum includes a membership to the DeYoung and vice versa. With all the great art, rotating exhibitions, and things to do, it's well worth it.
Their pricing is weird so you might want to plan your trip but I think it's definitely one of San Francisco'sust see museums. It's mainly focused on European and ancient artwork but it's got a really classical sophisticated feel that I think everyone could enjoy. I highly recommend checking it out, but plan ahead.
Not only is the museum itself a wonder, the location offers the best, grand-scale view of the Golden Gate Bridge. Great walking trails are around this area with amazing views of the city.
Beautiful views, beautiful building. Classic architecture and Rodin sculptures, always good exhibits. Great place to get married, too!
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