de Young Museum
fine arts museum located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park



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de Young Museum
fine arts museum located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park
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50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, California
United States

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The de Young Museum is nestled in picturesque Golden Gate Park and has an extensive permanent collection across global art traditions, including an entire gallery totally devoted to traditional art and craft from New Guinea.

The museum's distinctive architecture will make sure you don't pass it by. The exterior of the building is covered in perforated copper that creates stippled light patterns similar to natural light passing through a tree canopy. Its architects also chose copper for its changing nature--over time, the museum's facade will continue to oxidize, morphing in color and texture. 

The de Young shares central offices and a board with the Legion of Honor, another major SF art museum. Fun fact: tickets at either museum are valid at the other. If you're a champ, you can check out one, break for lunch, and then head over to the next. 

Or, if you care to pay nothing at all, the de Young's sculpture garden is free and features outdoor work by many of the art world's superstars as is The Tower where you can take in a bird's-eye view of Golden Gate Park. 




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Here is what Wikipedia says about De Young Museum

The M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, commonly referred as the de Young, is a fine arts museum located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, and one of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco along with the Legion of Honor. The de Young is named for its founder, early San Francisco newspaperman M. H. de Young. Since Nov 1, 2018, Thomas P. Campbell serves as the Director and CEO of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, overseeing the de Young and Legion of Honor museums.

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