If you’re interested in art, San Francisco is a great place to be. With a long history as a center for creative thought, San Francisco has a reputation as a haven for art and artists. With several art museums, ranging from classical to modern, art in San Francisco covers just about everything. Here are a few museums worth checking out…
The Legion of Honor
With a name that makes it sound like a meeting place for superheroes, and the imposing architecture to match, The Legion of Honor houses classical works of art that span more than 6,000 years. Floating atop a hill located near San Francisco’s Richmond district, and designed in a neoclassical style, the building itself is a sight to be seen.
de Young Museum
The radical, modern architecture of this museum’s exterior belies the contents within. With artwork spanning from 1670 to the present day, the de Young Museum serves as a chronology of American art. In addition to paintings and sculptures, the museum also features over 12,000 textiles and costumes.
Unfortunately, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is in the midst of a renovation. This means that the museum isn’t open to the public. That said, there is a way to see some of its pieces, if you know where to look. Check SFMOMA.org for more information.
Savernack Street Gallery
Possibly the smallest art gallery in the world, The Savernack Street Gallery consists of a nondescript store front, a reversed peephole, and nothing more. Visitors line up for a look inside the peephole, but no one is actually allowed inside. What you see inside changes every month, but past themes include nature, time, and animals. Check out savernackstreet.com for more.
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