The de Young Museum is the fourth-most-visited art museum in North America, and the 16th-most visted in the world. Housed in a state-of-the-art, accessible, and architecturally significant facility, it provides valuable art experiences to generations of residents and visitors.  de Young evolved from a eclectic collection of exotic oddities and curiosities to the foremost museum in the western United States concentrating on American art, international textile arts and costumes, and art of the ancient Americas, Oceania and Africa.

After 1989 earthquake damage, the museum was eventually redesigned by Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron with an emphasis on retaining historic elements from the former de Young, such as the sphinxes, the original palm trees, and the Pool of Enchantment.  The “new” museum opened in 2005.

  • Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 am to 5:15 pm,
    Closed Mondays.
  • Extended hours Friday (March 30 through November 23 only), 9:30 am to 8:45 pm
  • Closed Monday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Days. The museum closes at 4 pm on July 4 and December 24.
Admission Fees
  • Adults 10$
  • Additional fees may apply for special exhibitions
  • American Painting from Native American and Spanish Colonial; Anglo-Colonial; Federal and Neoclassical; Victorian genre and realism; trompe l’oeil still life; the Hudson River School, Barbizon and Tonalism; Impressionism and the Ashcan School; Arts and Crafts; Modernism; Social Realism and American Scene; Surrealism and Abstraction; Beat, Pop and Figurative; and contemporary.
  • American Decorative Art over 800 sculptures and 3,000 decorative arts objects spanning the seventeenth century to the present.
  • African Art 180 objects that emphasize the richness and diversity of art throughout the African continent, with sculptural primacy and arranged thematically.
  • Art of the Americas collections date between 200 BC and the mid-sixteenth century AD, with a strong focus in Mesoamerican and Andean art.
  • Oceanic Art Maori woodcarvings, Micronesian figurative weather charm, works from such island groups as New Ireland, New Britain and the Admiralty Islands, including Trobriand Island carvings and Indonesian textiles, and Aboriginal artists.
  • Textile Arts contains more than 13,000 textiles and costumes from traditions around the world
  • Graphic Art with more than 90,000 works of art, the AFGA is the largest repository of works of art on paper in the western United States..
  • Photography documentary scenes of the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894,large concentrations of historical California photographs and daguerreotype portraits.
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Boatmen on the Missouri by George Caleb Bingham

Boatmen on the Missouri by George Caleb Bingham at the de Young Museum

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