Welcome to the de Young, a fine arts institution located in the heart of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Founded by the then-popular newspaperman MH de Young in 1985, this dramatic copper facade holds a diverse collection of art from all over the world within. Enjoy art exhibits representing America, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, as well as a diverse collection of textile arts.
The de Young has always been considered 'a vital public space where objects illuminate the past, speak of the present, and shape the future', the museum playing an essential role in local culture and art education. Students can especially gain a lot of art-inspired insight here, with educational resources meant to reflect an active conversation among culture, perspective, and time periods. There are free Saturday art classes and regular hands-on art activities, as well as opportunities to meet with docents, artists, and poets.
There are always different special exhibitions coming in and out of de Young, some current examples including Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire, and Living need Light, Dead need Music.
Aside from the art inside the museum, we also suggest your group pay close attention to the architecture of the building itself, Swiss architecture firm Herzog and de Meuron working on balancing the art with the architecture and natural landscape. As mentioned before, the dramatic copper facade will surely impress.