San Francisco, which is often called the most European city in the United States has a lot to offer when it comes to art. There are a lot of museums here that you can see everything from modern art to history. In this article, we are going to introduce you to some of the most visited museums in this city.
Museum of Modern Art
This museum is near Union Square. It has seven floors full of amazing art and amazing view from gardens. Some pieces from the collection in the MOMA are paintings from Matisse, Klee, Warhol, Pollock, and many more. The most popular artifacts are pictures from Frida Kahlo – Frida and Diego Rivera, Bruce Conner- Three Screen, Tokujin Yoshioka- Honey-pop, and hundreds of other amazing works.
Cartoon Art Museum
This is one of the most unique museums that are specialized for comic books and cartoons. The collection in this museum contains over 7,000 pieces of comics, animations, and many more. Cartoon Art Museum has its own contest with the Sparky Award since 1998.
Asian Art Museum
Asian Art Museum contains more than 18,000 works, and some of them are 6,000 years old. Some of the most popular artifacts are the Budha from the 12th century, Samurai armor, and Mahakala. This museum is the first outside of China that has some Chinese exhibition since World War II.
California Academy of Sciences
The California Academy of Sciences is a study institute and natural history gallery in San Francisco, California, this is amongst the biggest institutions of natural history in the world, covering over 46 million units. Parts of this academy are Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability and Public Education. Their researches are about anthropology, biology, zoology, and many more.
Legion of Honor
The California Palace of the Legion of Honor was the previous name of this museum. There is a collection of art from Europe, mostly French. Some of the best works come from artists like Rembrandt, David, El Greco, Rubens. Also, there are works from impressionists and post-impressionists like Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, and many more. The most popular pieces of art are St. Francis Venerating the Crucifix, from El Greco, Trotting Horse, from Degas, Water Lilies from Claude Monet.