About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco comprises the de Young and its sister museum, the Legion of Honor, making it the largest public arts institution in the city and one of the largest art museums in the United States.

The Legion of Honor is located in San Francisco's Lincoln Park (34th Avenue and Clement Street). Its collections span 4,000 years and include major holdings in Rodin sculpture; paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Watteau, de la Tour, Vigée Le Brun, Cézanne, Monet, and Picasso, among other Dutch, Italian, German, English, and French masters; a 15th-century Spanish ceiling, European decorative arts, tapestries, and over 70,000 prints and drawings.

Founded in 1895 in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, the de Young museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city and a cherished destination for millions of residents and visitors to the region for over 100 years. In October 2005, the de Young reopened in a state-of-the-art new building and attracted more than 50,000 visitors during its opening weekend. Designed by the Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco, the new de Young provides San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum's significant collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, art from Central and South America, and from the Pacific and Africa, as well as an important and diverse collection of textiles.

Museum Hours:
Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. -5:15 p.m.
Friday: Open until 8:45 p.m.
Admission Fees:
Adults $10, Seniors $7, Youth 13-17 and college students with ID $6 Children 12 and under FREE
First Tuesday of Each Month FREE
MUNI visitor discount (with fast pass or transfer) $2 DISCOUNT
Admission for museum members is always FREE.

de Young
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

(415) 863-3330 www.deyoungmuseum.org

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Alexandra Quinn
T. (415) 750-2604

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Wendy Norris
T. (415) 750-3554