Ride to the top of the tower
On July 14, a rare opportunity to see Picassos from the Musée National Picasso in Paris is dressed up with cocktails, dancing and a crowd to remember.
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.
This museum, redesigned in 2005, offers a wide scope of artwork—it combines colonial American paintings with pottery from Africa and murals from Teotihuacan.
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.
Visit the Hamon Observation Tower for panoramic views of San Francisco. Entrance is free.
...enjoy the exhibitions! Also check their special events schedule for Cultural Encounters on Friday Nights at de Young! -> http://deyoung.famsf.org
note, all the free stuff is great - sculpture garden, tower, gift store, cafe. No museum admission required to access.
King Tut exhibit
Try the Raspberry Mousse Cake
Catch the post-impressionist exhibit in the fall! Van Goghs, Gauguins, and Cézannes.
Outside of the unique architecture of the building, the best part is the observasion tower. Incredible views of San Francisco!
Bask in the shadows of this amazing architecture.
Dont buy the audio tour. Distracting, little info. Save your money.
Free on every first Tuesday if every month
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!
1st tuesday of every month is free
Gorgeous museum...check out one of the many gift-shops for extremely unique gifts
A must see. Suggest purchasing the headseat.
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
Be careful parking your car cause my car was broken in and had stuff stolen
In 1884, he was shot by an irate businessman, Adolph B. Spreckels, apparently due to a negative newspaper article, but survived. So think about that when you walk around Spreckels Lake (in GGPark).
M.H. de Young was also the director of the Associated Press for many years.
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, it's free
It's nice to get a glass of wine & dessert and sit outside in the garden
SFFAMA had an awesome runway event during their Friday Nights relaunch party
The Bandshell area in front of the DeYoung Museum was the site of the Wedding scene in "The Wedding Panner"
An architectural marvel. Even if you don't go in, just admiring it from the outside is worth the trip.
Go up in the tower.
Olmec pieces now on view, enormous...
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
Birth of Impressionism exhibit was amazing. Definitely recommend the audio guide!
For whatever reason, the security personnel here won't let you send a text message in the exhibits. They're fairly easy to evade, however.
Cafe is always crazy at lunch time.
Tut is just so so
King Tut! King Tut! King Tut!
Go to ... deyoung museum free friday
M. H. de Young died on Feb. 15, 1925 and a Catholic church mass was held in St. Mary's Cathedral (he had converted to Catholicism after marrying his wife, Katherine I. Deane).
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.
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
Busquen el Skyspace de James Turrell en el jardín y pongan su canción favorita mientras ven el cielo.
Recomendo aos brasileiros que visitem este museu! Sobretudo se tiverem adquirido o City Pass. Depois de apreciar as obras de arte visitem a lojinha do DeYoung que tem vários souvernirs com preços bons
Vale mucho la pena subir a "Tower Observation - Level 9" esta increíble la vista de todo San Francisco"