Museums of San Francisco Bay Area Photos

San Francisco and the Bay Area host a variety of museums.

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California Academy of Sciences California Academy of Science by Renzo Piano with living roof. San Francisco, CA Reef viewing at California Academy of Science. San Francisco, CA Emerald tree boa from Amazon Basin at California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium. San Francisco, CA
De Young Museum, San Francisco Observation tower at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA View of sculpted roof of de Young Museum & Golden Gate Park from observation tower. San Francisco, CA Cantilever, terrace & sculpture garden by Herzog & de Meuron at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA
De Young Museum - American Paintings Peaceable Kingdom painting by Edward Hicks at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Last Moments of John Brown painting by Thomas Hovenden at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Scene from "the Mikado" painting by Henry Alexander at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA
De Young Museum - American Decorative Arts Collection of antique chairs at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Silver hinged tankard by Simeon Soumain of New York at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Favrile glass Lava vase by studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA
De Young Museum - American Native Art Cup'ik Inuit walrus tusk carved seal for box decoration from Alaska at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Colima earthenware dog scratching its head from West Mexico at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Maya earthenware plate with monkey & cacao pods from Mexico or Guatemala at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA
De Young Museum - World Art Basketry mask from Prince Alexander Mountains of New Guinea at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Maori gable figure from North Island of New Zealand at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA Senufo mask from Côte d'Ivoire at de Young Museum. San Francisco, CA
Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco Entry arch of Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA Statue of El Cid at Legion of Honor Museum overlooking Pacific Ocean at Golden Gate. San Francisco, CA Mudéjar carved ceiling from Torrijos, Spain at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA
Legion of Honor Museum - European Art Hercules Slaying the Lernaean Hydra from Mantua, Italy at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA St Peter painting by El Greco at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA Eiffel Tower painting by Georges Seurat at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA
Legion of Honor Museum - Porcelain Art Porcelain teapot in shape of old man by Meissen Porcelain Manuf. of Germany at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA Porcelain tea & coffee service from Sèvres, France at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA Porcelain plate with insects & plants from Chelsea, England at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA
Legion of Honor Museum - Rodin Sculptures The Thinker by Auguste Rodin at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA Gallery of sculptures by Auguste Rodin at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA Victor Hugo bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin at Legion of Honor Museum. San Francisco, CA
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Asian Art Museum in the former San Francisco Public Library building. San Francisco, CA Modern atrium within Asian Art Museum as conceived by Gae Aulenti. San Francisco, CA Classical hallway inside Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA
Asian Art Museum - East Asian Bronze ritual wine vessel in form of animal from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA Glazed earthenware dog from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA Carved Malachite jade in shape of carp from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA
Asian Art Museum - Indochina Ban Chiang culture earthenware storage vessel from Northeastern Thailand at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA Lidded jar from Northern Vietnam at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA Kris daggers from Sumatra, Indonesia at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA
Asian Art Museum - South Asia Four-faced Linga sculpture from Central India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA Priests Hari Nath & Hari Krishan in conversation watercolor from Rajasthan, India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA Gilded & silver detail of lion on Elephant throne from India at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA
Asian Art Museum - Iran Earthenware footed bowl from Western Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA Porcelain vessel in shape of ancient bronze vessel from China at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA Earthenware Sari ware bowl with birds from Northern Iran at Asian Art Museum. San Francisco, CA
Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco Pool reflecting Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco, CA Skylight of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco, CA Wall Drawing #935 Color Bands in Four Directions by Saul LeWitt in San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco, CA
Haas-Lilienthal House, San Francisco Queen Anne corner tower of Haas-Lilienthal House with stick & East Lake style details. San Francisco, CA Front parlor fireplace at Haas-Lilienthal House. San Francisco, CA Magic Chef gas range by American Stove Co. still in use in kitchen at Haas-Lilienthal House. San Francisco, CA
Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco Three-masted Balclutha at Maritime National Historical Park. San Francisco, CA Northwestern Pacific logo on ferry boat Eureka at Maritime National Historical Park. San Francisco, CA WPA mural with sword fish at National Maritime Museum. San Francisco, CA
Musée Mécanique. San Francisco Musée Mécanique antique coin operated arcade on Pier 45, part of Museum of City of San Francisco. San Francisco, CA Machine showing film of 1915 World's Fair & Firemen Race game at Musée Mécanique. San Francisco, CA Antique Uncle Sam devise to shake hands & find personality at Musée Mécanique. San Francisco, CA
California Historical Society Museum, San Francisco Upper story details of California Historical Society Museum. San Francisco, CA Festival Hall building detail of Panama-Pacific International Exposition model at California Historical Society. San Francisco, CA Hand-colored print shows small ferry boats which brought visitors to Panama-Pacific International Exposition at California Historical Society. San Francisco, CA

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