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 of 2005, the de Young Museum re-opened in a state-of-the-art facility that integrates art, architecture, and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. Designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chang Architects in San Francisco, the de Young provides San Francisco with a landmark art museum.
What will you see at the de Young? The museum's collections include American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the 17th to the 21st centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international modern and contemporary art.
Here’s a look at some highlights:
American Painting: George Caleb Bingham, Boatmen on the Missouri, 1846; , William Michael Harnett, After the Hunt, 1885; Frederic Edwin Church, Rainy Season in the Tropics, 1866; Albert Bierstadt, California Spring, 1875
Sculpture: David Smith, Zig V, 1961
Art of the Americas: Stela with Queen Ix Mutal Ahaw, 761, Mexico or Guatemala, southern lowlands
African Art: Figure of an ancestor or deity, 1027-1209, Mali, Proto-Dogon
Oceanic Art: Spirit figure, Yipwon, 19th century New Guinea
Take a break at the de Young Café, where the emphasis is on local and seasonal ingredients. The de Young Museum Store sells prints, jewelry, textiles from around the world, as well as books and museum publications.
Admission tickets to the de Young include same-day general admission to the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park (special exhibition fees not included).
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Proceed to the non-members admission desk and present your Pass to any ticket agent for a general admission ticket to the Museum.
Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 am-5:15 pm
Open Late Fridays (April 22–November 25, 2015), 9:30 am-8:45 pm
Mondays, New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and, Christmas Day. All holiday hours subject to change without notice.
Admission ticket to the deYoung may be used on the same day for free entrance to the Legion of Honor. Special ticketed exhibitions may have an extra charge. Children (12 and under) are admitted for free.
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive Golden Gate Park San Francisco, CA 94118
Parking is available in the Concourse parking facility. Access to the north entrance is from Fulton St. at 10th Ave. Access to the south entrance is at Concourse Dr. and Martin Luther King Dr. inside the park.
N-Judah (Muni) streetcar to 9th Avenue and Irving Street and walk north on 9th Avenue into Golden Gate Park. Alternatively, the #44 O’Shaughnessy stops near the front of the museum on Tea Garden Dr. and on Concourse Dr. near the Academy of Sciences. The #5 Fulton bus stops at 8th Avenue and Fulton Street, just outside of the park.