de Young: Inside and Out

By Ann Heath Karlstrom

World-class art mixes with natural beauty and innovative architecture at the de Young. The oldest museum in San Francisco has been rebuilt for the twenty-first century into a state-of-the-art structure that incorporates elements of the surrounding Golden Gate Park. Here, outstanding examples of American and contemporary art, photography, textile arts, and arts from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas hold center stage. Tour through the history, collections, and unique spaces of this landmark museum, from gallery to garden, and discover why the de Young has become one of the city’s most special places.

To learn more about the history and holdings of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, see also the companion publication, Legion of Honor: Inside and Out. These books may be purchased individually or as a boxed set.


Ann Heath Karlstrom, former director of publications for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, is an independent author and editor.

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