San Francisco's Best Art

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San Francisco is a city where creativity soars, from world-class art museums to abundant galleries to vibrant public art. Museum lovers can rejoice in the city’s myriad offerings, from global indigenous art at the de Young Museum, modern masters at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, edgy contemporary creations at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, or unusual exhibits at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Special mentions go to the grand permanent collection of ancient to modern artifacts at the Asian Art Museum, unique takes on history at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, and funky Americana at the Crafts Museum. Love browsing galleries? Check out hip 111 Minna Street Gallery, featuring the works of local artists, happy hour DJ’s, and killer cocktails. Alternatively, head to quaint Sausalito, home to tons of local artists. Exploring the Mission District—in particular Balmy Alley, Precita Eyes, and the Women’s Building—reveals an explosion of murals and public art.

Author: Jessica Mordo


Day 1 - San Francisco, Sausalito


1

Asian Art Museum

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Location:

200 Larkin St
Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone:

(415) 668-8921


2

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

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Location:

151 3rd St
(between Howard & Mission St)
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone:

(415) 357-4000


3

de Young Museum

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Location:

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
(Golden Gate Park)
San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone:

(415) 863-3330


4

111 Minna Gallery

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Location:

111 Minna St
(at the corner of Second St)
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone:

(415) 974-1719


5

Precita Eyes Muralists

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Location:

2981 24th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone:

(415) 285-2287


6

Women's Building Mural

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Location:

3543 18th Street
(between Valencia and Guerrero streets)
San Francisco, CA 94110

Phone:

(415) 431-1180


7

California Palace of the Legion of Honor

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Location:

Lincoln Park
34th Avenue & Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94121

Phone:

(415) 863-3330


8

San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum

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Location:

51 Yerba Buena Lane
(At Mission between 3rd and 4th)
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone:

(415) 227-4888


9

Sausalito

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Location:

Sausalito
Sausalito, CA 94956


10

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

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Location:

701 Mission Street
At 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone:

(415) 978-2787


11

Contemporary Jewish Museum

Location:

121 Steuart Street
Between Mission and Howard Streets
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone:

(415) 344-8800


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