The de Young is now open to the public. Tickets to the Legion of Honor, reopening early May, are now on sale. Learn about extra precautions to welcome you back.

 

About the de Young Museum

Mission 

To connect our visitors with local and global art in order to promote their knowledge of and curiosity about the past, deepen their engagement with the art and ideas of today, and stimulate their creative agency in their own futures. 

Vision

To redefine the Fine Arts Museums as a forum that stimulates community and visitor conversations and explorations by applying inclusive and equitable perspectives to our collections and the histories they embody, and to support our staff to realize their potential in an inclusive and equitable workplace.

About

Founded in 1895 in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the de Young museum has been an integral part of the cultural fabric of the city and a cherished destination for millions of residents and visitors to the region for over 100 years.

On October 15, 2005, the de Young museum re-opened in a state-of-the-art new facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. Designed by the renowned Swiss architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron and Fong & Chan Architects in San Francisco, the new de Young provided San Francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase the museum’s priceless collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, Textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

The de Young is part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Learn more about the Fine Arts Museums and its Board of Trustees.

 

History of the de Young Museum

The de Young museum originated as the Fine Arts Building, which was constructed in Golden Gate Park for the California Midwinter International Exposition in 1894. The chair of the exposition... View More

Architecture and Grounds

LocationThe de Young museum is located at 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive in Golden Gate Park. Click here for a map.The ArchitectsPrimary Designer:Herzog & de Meuron, Basel, Switzerland, and San... View More

Site-specific Commissions

For the opening of the new de Young in 2005, the Museums commissioned several leading contemporary artists to create site-specific works for the new building.For the de Young German artist Gerhard... View More

FAMSF Land Acknowledgment

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco respectfully acknowledge the Ramaytush Ohlone, the original inhabitants of what is now the San Francisco Peninsula, and we further acknowledge that the greater... View More