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de Young Museum

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M.H. de Young Museum
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/Emily HoyerM.H. de Young Museum

Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Located in the middle of Golden Gate Park, this 125-year-old museum specializes in art from America, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. In recent years, it’s become particularly known for its sprawling costume exhibits, from contemporary Muslim fashion to the contemporary designer Oscar de la Renta. The permanent collection spans the gamut from gowns, paintings, and textiles to ancient artifacts. In addition, you’ll find an impressive collection of 19th-century American and European photography with a focus on historical California photographs. The museum deftly mixes historic gems with modern technology, as evidenced by the new “de Youngsters Studio,” a multimedia space for kids to interact with art through cameras, AR, and digital works. Don’t miss the Hamon observation tower on the 9th floor: the stunning, glass-encased space overlooks all of Golden Gate Park, downtown San Francisco, the Bay, and the Marin headlands.

Written by
Lauren Sheber


Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
San Francisco
Cross street:
at John F. Kennedy Dr
Bus 5, 21, 44
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 9:30am-5:15pm
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