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de Young Museum
August 27, 2014

de Young Museum’s Permanent Collections


The de Young’s original collections were born out of exhibitions featured in the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition organized by M.H. de Young. Today, the museum's art collection is one of the most diverse and significant in the western United States. Currently exceeding 27,000 works of art, the collection is renowned for its holdings in American art of all periods, including painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and works on paper; the art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; and costumes and textiles representing a wide variety of Eastern and Western traditions.

According to the Art Newspaper in 2012, the de Young Museum is recognized as the most-visited art museum west of the Mississippi, the sixth-most-visited art museum in North America, and the 35th-most-visited in the world. Its ongoing permanent and special exhibitions provide valuable art experiences to generations of San Francisco residents and visitors.

General Admission

$15 Adults; $10 Seniors (65 and over); $6 College Students with current ID. Members and youth 17 and under are free. General admission is free the first Tuesday of every month.

Additional fees apply for special exhibitions.

Tickets can be purchased on site and online at

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