San Francisco Museums

Anne Christine Persson, Thursday 12 January 2017

I always explore the San Francisco museums, when I am visiting the city. There is something about the laid back vibe and European feel of the city that makes me want to dive into the cultural possibilities. These are some of my favourite museums that you should visit and be sure to check out the current exhibitions.

De Young Museum

The museum has an impressive collection of contemporary American art. And it is also a great place for fashion and textile exhibitions. They feature great special exhibitions and in April 2017 they open The Summer of Love: Art, Fashion, and Rock’n’Roll. A must-visit exhibition on a trip to San Francisco. The museum is located in Golden Gate Park, so plan your visit to include a walk around the beautiful park. Finish your visit with a cup of Matcha tea in the teahouse in the Japanese Tea Garden. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive

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After having been closed for three years for renovation the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art just reopened in 2016. I was so excited that we were able to experience it on our last trip. The Norwegian architectural firm Snøhetta was responsible for the incredible design of the spectacular building and the museum now showcases its impressive collection of modern and contemporary art over ten amazing floors. Therefore you can easily spend half a day in here or at least couple of hours. 151 Third Street

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The Legion of Honor

So you might recognise the Legion of Honor Museum, if you have seen Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock, as the museum plays a pivotal role. Located in Lincoln Park perched atop a hill the museum overlooks the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and the city of San Francisco, so plan to visit for both the museum and the view. The beautiful museum building houses a remarkable collection of 4,000 years of ancient and European art. Lincoln Park, 100 34th Avenue

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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

As Asian culture is a significant part of the heart and soul of San Francisco a visit to the city should also entail a visit to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. In the great building of the former Main Library you will find some of the most stunning pieces of Asian art from the last 6000 years. 200 Larkin Street

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