Herzog & De Meuron masterpiece, a stark monolithic yet gorgeous contrast to the surrounding greenery. Lines for special shows can be insane and parking is a b£&@h but well worth the visit.
Supposedly, the museum is free to enter after 4:30pm (45 minutes before it closes). If you want to save on admission, or you're nearby around 5pm and want to check out the de Young, swing by for free!
While their permanent collection is a little lack luster, I still love this museum. They have the best traveling exhibits and the observation tower odds the best view in the entire city (and free!)
From the museum’s copper-clad torqued tower, you can see the Transamerica Pyramid, Sutro Tower, and the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. The tower’s café serves food sourced within a 150-mile radius.
Houses an extensive collection of ancient American & Native American art as well as a 144-foot observation tower showcasing views of the park’s treetops, the Golden Gate Bridge, & the Marin headlands.
I hadn't been in years and it left me wanting more. The exhibits are breathtaking. The exhibit showcasing photography from the Iraq war was truly heartbreaking yet incredible. A must see.
If you live in SF its well worth it to join ArtPoint. You get free access to the museum plus a bunch of events where you can hang out with other young people who appreciate the arts
Friday Night Brazilian Carnival very cool! Free good quality show, mask art crafting activity for kids, drinks ... well organized and people were really enjoying themselves!
Now showing master pieces from Scotland, really worth visiting. Also they host a large collection of African, Mesoamerican, Pacific art on upper level
Buy an Arguello Super turkey sandwich. Picnic in front of the Conservatory of Flowers. Walk to the de Young go to the observation deck (FREE). Great for friends from out of town.
The vista from the ninth-floor observation tower is almost artwork in itself, as is the renovated, copper-clad building, which was refurbished after an earthquake in 1989.
I really enjoyed key pieces. The exhibits are impressive. Was disappointed that I bought a City Pass booklet but the Museum wanted an additional $14 for the featured exhibit! No Bueno.
De Young was born in St. Louis, MO the son of Miechel de Young (possibly originally De Jong), who was a jeweler & dry-goods merchant. The family was Jewish & immigrated from the Netherlands & France
For a less stuffy tour, check out #MuseumHack. Use promo code JULIAN for $5 off. TIL: The attached 🌈🌈 painting on the second floor was torn in half. Kneel down to see where.
You can walk into museum. But have to pay to see exhibits. Check out the tower and go up to scenery tower to see surrounding neighborhood. No charge.
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Spend the day walking through the exhibits then stop for a snack on the patio. They sell mini bottles of sparkling wine and craft beer to go along with tasty sandwiches.
While in the park, stop by the observatory tower for 360 views of San Francisco. It's free and normally not a line- though the line to the special exhibits might block the entryway.
Great Exhibitions and Location. Awesome building with observation tower. Cool Friday night events. Don't forget to see the sculpture garden and café.
Caution: this museum is a lot bigger than it looks. Allow 4-5 hours if you want to see a special exhibition as well as the regular galleries.
With the SF MOMA out of commission for a few years this is the best large art museum available. Check it out while you're exploring Golden Gate Park.
A must see exhibit, Diebenkorn The Berkeley Years! The way he layered and outlined paint brought abstract landscape to a new modern. See it soon before it ends!
When biking around the Golden Gate Park, this is the place to go for the restroom & the cafe. At the Academy of Science, on the other hand, you have to pay to get in.
Saw Chihuly exhibit here - amazing, just freaking amazing. Food is slightly spendy, but good. Recommend going, even w/out spec. exhib. on agenda. Great place to think!
The permanent collection is meh, but they consistently get great touring exhibitions. See the art world one exhibit at a time without leaving SF.
Bvlgari exhibit actually displayed in November 2013. Single donation beyond tax deductible let you see the actual naim exhibits and more... $60 versus $46 fir two guests. Plus doing good!
Check out the observation tower at the *end* of your visit -- it will pull all of the disparate places you've been into one cohesive pictures.
Bags must be carried in hand, because shoulders and backs are evidently prone to random and exaggerated movement under control of the supernatural. If you're an amputee, you're screwed.
Go to the top for the view. Also- the docent tours are excellent and free with entry to the museum.
depending on what exhibits are there you should check out the deyoung.. they have cool costume exhibits like the Gaultier thing launched there.
In SF, M.H. de Young & brother, Charles, founded the Daily Dramatic Chronicle 1st pub. in 1865. This was the predecessor of The San Francisco Chronicle SF's only remaining daily broadsheet newspaper.
First time here and there was a Free Jazz night. Awesome venue. Would recommend checking this place out, native to SF or not.
Um dos melhores museus de SF. Projetado por Herzog & DeMeuron. 3ª a Dom 9:30-17:15. Open Late Fridays (April 15–November 25, 2016) 9:30 am to 8:45 pm Entrada $10, audiotour $8
if there are looooong lines, enter the de young museum from the lower/garage entrance to avoid the line(s), best access with strollers anyways
...enjoy the exhibitions! Also check their special events schedule for Cultural Encounters on Friday Nights at de Young! -> http://deyoung.famsf.org
Go to pacific catch restaurant which is walking distance. 9th/Lincoln lunch/dinner family friendly, healthy reasonably priced full bar! Www.pacificcatch.com
Go to the upper level of the parking garage. There usually are more spots there and that's where the garage entrance to the museum is
Tihe architecture is impressive the museum itself not so much unfortunately. The permanent collection really has a provincial taste to it..
great view from the top floor :) variety of works n arts♥ lots to see here! check out the gift shop on ur way out
I abhor stickers, stamps, buttons, and wristbands. May I leave the ticket in my shirtfront pocket, instead, like a handkerchief? Cool staff.
Come on a Friday night when there are special events going on. Been a member for the past 4 years & membership is totally worth it. Impressive 2010 exhibits! Can't wait to see what they have in store
Great museum in the middle of Golden Gate park. Wide range of artwork from Native American to post-colonial with great special exhibits.
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Walking around the area right outside of the museum is almost as good as inside, so make sure you layer it up to stay warm.