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MUSEUMS & GALLERIES MUSEUMS ASIAN ART MUSEUMCL00315 Home to more than 18,000 exquisite art objects spanning 6,000 years of history and culture throughout Asia, this museum is one of the largest in the Western Hemisphere devoted exclusively to Asian art. Free first Su of each month. Closed M. 200 Larkin St., 415.581.3500. CHINESE CULTURE CENTER OF SAN FRANCISCOCL0037421 A non-profit organization fostering the understanding and appreciation of Chinese and Chinese-American art, history and culture in the United States. 750 Kearny St., 3rd fl., 415.986.1822. CONTEMPORARY JEWISH MUSEUMCL00316 Located in a stunning Daniel Libeskind-designed building, the CJM engages audiences of all ages and backgrounds through dynamic exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art and ideas. Closed W. $8 Th after 5 pm. Free first Tu of the month. 736 Mission St., 415.655.7800. DE YOUNG MUSEUMCL003167 Founded in 1895, the impressively varied museum is currently housed in an architectural masterpiece designed by the Swiss firm Herzog and de Meuron. It showcases collections from the Americas, Pacific Islands and Africa and features a tower observation deck. Free general admission first Tu of each month. Closed M. 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr., 415.750.3600.

INTERNATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF AMERICACL0041672 Encounter Eastern and Western style artwork like never before at the International Art Museum of America (IAMA). Discover a unique collection of calligraphy, sculpture and painting from the classic to the contemporary. The museum offers guided tours, art classes and gallery sketching. Tu-Su 10 am-5 pm. 1023 Market St., 415.376.6344. ext. 7001 LEGION OF HONORCL00615 High on the headlands above the Golden Gate—where the Pacific Ocean spills into the San Francisco Bay—stands this grand museum, the gift of Alma de Bretteville Spreckels to the city of San Francisco. A three-quarter-scale adaptation of the 18th-century Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris, the museum was built to commemorate California soldiers who died in World War I. The collection includes works by European masters and major holdings of Rodin sculptures. The grounds offer spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco. Closed M. 100 34th Ave. in Lincoln Park, 415.750.3600. THE MEXICAN MUSEUM Founded in 1975 to showcase the aesthetic expression of the Latino, Chicano, Mexican and Mexican-American people, The Mexican Museum holds a permanent collection of over 16,000 artworks, including colonial, pre-Hispanic, popular, modern and contemporary art. 2 Marina Blvd., Bldg D, 415.202.9700. MISSION CULTURAL CENTER FOR LATINO ARTSCL003174 Established in 1977 by artists and

community activists, the MCCLA promotes, develops and preserves the Latino cultural arts that reflect the ancient and contemporary traditions of Chicano, Mexican, Central and South American and Caribbean society. It is the largest Latino cultural center in the continental United States, running active weekly agendas that feature dance, music and art classes as well as performances, tastings and film screenings. Free. 2868 Mission St., 415.821.1155. MUSEO ITALO AMERICANOCL003175 The only museum in the country devoted entirely to Italian art and culture, its collection and rotating exhibitions showcase paintings, sculptures, photography and crafts. Free. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Bldg. C., 415.673.2200. MUSEUM OF CRAFT AND DESIGNCL006157 MCD develops and presents engaging exhibitions and educational programs that explore and define the role of craft and design in the changing global culture, encouraging its audience to see the world differently. This is San Francisco’s only museum devoted exclusively to modern and contemporary craft and design and showcases designers, makers and artists through a series of craft and design-focused exhibitions. 2569 3rd St., 415.773.0303. MUSEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORACL003176 This recently renovated cultural institution reminds visitors that Africa is the birthplace of humankind and celebrates the global contributions of people of African decent. 685 Mission St., 415.358.7200.

OAKLAND MUSEUM OF CALIFORNIACL00615 The OMCA brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. 1000 Oak St., Oakland, 510.318.8400. SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTCL00318 After a three-year hiatus, SFMOMA has unveiled a Snohetta-led expansion that makes it the largest modern art space in the nation, easily housing entire floors of abstract American art and minimalist and pop art. There’s an entire gallery devoted to Alexander Calder, with a focus on his work between the 1920s and 1960s. The Pritzker Center for Photography dedicates about 15,000 square feet to photography, more than any other U.S. art museum. The open-ceiling seventh floor houses nothing but contemporary art. Nearly 45,000 square feet of the museum’s ground floor galleries are free and open to the public, and admission is free for visitors 18 and under. 151 3rd St., 415.357.4000. YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTSCL004351 This contemporary art center highlights multicultural issues through the artworks displayed in its two main gallery spaces, high-tech gallery and video screening room. Past exhibits have focused on the Dalai Lama, Anna Halprin and the political nature of contemporary women’s art. 701 Mission St., 415.978.2787.

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