The de Young Museum integrates architecture, art and its unusual Golden Gate Park setting.
de Young Museum
Designed by the renowned Swiss architectural firm Herzog & de Meuron, the newest incarnation of de Young (an earlier structure, San Francisco’s oldest museum, was irreparably damaged by the earthquake of 1989) effortlessly integrates architecture, art and its unusual and once-contested Golden Gate Park setting. The eclectic collection includes vast holdings of art and the arts from the Americas, Oceania and Africa.
Works by American masters Sargent, Homer and O’Keeffe.
The 2005 museum’s striking façade, made of textured and perforated copper, has already started to turn shades of green, brown and black to blend with its surroundings.