Located in the middle of Golden Gate Park, this 125-year-old museum specializes in art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. In recent years, it’s become particularly known for its sprawling costume exhibits, from contemporary Muslim fashion to Oscar de la Renta and Vivienne Westwood.
What's on: Hung Liu: Golden Gate (金門) features the work of Hung Liu, who grew up in the mid-1900s in China under the Maoist regime. She's known for her Socialist Realist paintings of archival photos, sanctioned documents, and other primary sources, highlighting narratives around migration. See the exhibition through March 13, 2022.
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. The museum café is also worth a taste.