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de Young Museum

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TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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10 expert recommendations

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Afar Magazine

The de Young Museum, with its perforated copper facade and spiraling tower in the center of Golden Gate Park, is as dramatic outside as it is inside. Follow the widening crack in the... Full review →

Make sure to visit the observation deck at the top of the tower.
14

Concierge

The permanent collection comprises American, African, Oceanic, American Indian, New Guinea, Maori, and Filipino art and includes some notable works by Frida Kahlo.

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Condé Nast Traveler

Comprises American, African, Oceanic, American Indian, New Guinea, Maori, and Filipino art and includes some notable works by Frida Kahlo. Full review →

The museum stays open late for its "Friday Nights at the de Young" program
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Fodor's

The building almost overshadows the de Young's respected collection of American, African, and Oceanic art. Full review →

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Frommer's 33

Its vast holdings include one of the finest collections of American paintings in the United States from Colonial times through the 20th century. Full review →

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goop

The de Young Museum is San Francisco’s encyclopedic public cultural offering—with a significant collection of Asian Art and celebrated holdings in sculpture, painting, and works on paper. Full review →

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Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

Follow sculptor Andy Goldsworthy's artificial fault line in the sidewalk into Herzog & de Meuron's sleek, copper-clad building that's oxidizing green to blend into the park. Full review →

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Michelin Guide 54

A total of 950,000 pounds of copper was used to sheath the building and over the course of the next decade it will fade from bright copper to cinammon. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

The aggressively 21st-century recycled-copper-clad building looms in the park like an avant-garde aircraft carrier with a crazily torqued tower. Full review →

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Where

Founded in 1895, the impressively varied museum is currently housed in an architectural masterpiece designed by the Swiss firm Herzog and de Meuron Full review →

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