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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco oversees two unique museums—the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park—and stands as one of the most visited arts institutions in the United States.

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Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF) is committed to offering access to high-quality art, arts programming, and scholarly work through its two distinct museums, the de Young and the Legion of Honor. The de Young museum, located in Golden Gate Park, was established in 1895. Its current facility, which was designed in 2005, has transformed the institution into a San Francisco landmark museum which integrates innovative architecture, world-class art, and stunning nature. The de Young collection focuses on American art from the 17th through 20th centuries, textile arts, and artwork originating from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

A Vast Repository of Ancient Artworks
The de Young's equally striking sister museum, the Legion of Honor, sits in Lincoln Park. The museum opened on Armistice Day, November 11, 1924, in honor of the California soldiers who were lost during the First World War. Its collection exhibits ancient and European art spanning over 4,000 years of history and is home to more prints and drawings than nearly any other museum in the United States. The Legion of Honor is dedicated to not only exposing audiences to its impressive collection, but also to conserving these objects, paintings, photographs, and drawings, many of which are thousands of years old.

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