Is Legion of Honour open?
The Legion of Honor museum store and the Legion of Honor café are open to the public and do not require a ticket for entry. At 4:30 pm a visit to the permanent collections is free to the public and does not require a ticket. Special exhibition prices still apply.
What kind of art is in the Legion of Honor?
The Legion of Honor’s collection contains over 124,000 works of art and is recognized for its European decorative arts, sculpture and painting; Ancient art from throughout the Mediterranean and the Near East; and one of the largest collections of works on paper in the country.
Who built the Legion of Honor?
Architect George Applegarth’s design for the California Palace of the Legion of Honor was a three-quarter-scaled adaption of the 18th-century Parisian original, incorporating the most advanced ideas in museum construction.
Can you take pictures at Legion of Honor?
Legion of Honor’s Court of Honor Personal and professional photography (including engagement and graduation photography) is allowed in the Court of Honor with a hand-held camera, so long as the shoot does not prevent visitors from entering the building (including the colonnade) or from enjoying the art.
Why is the Legion of Honor given?
The Legion of Honor is the highest French decoration and one of the most famous in the world. For two centuries, it has been presented on behalf of the Head of State to reward the most deserving citizens in all fields of activity.
How old is the Legion of Honor?
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Are there any Fine Arts Museums in San Francisco?
We are the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Our organization oversees two unique museums—the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park—and stands as one of the most visited arts institutions in the United States.
Where is the de Young Museum in San Francisco?
Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the de Young’s collection exceeds 27,000 works and is renowned for its American art from the 17th through 21st centuries, modern and contemporary art, photography, international textiles and costumes, and art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.
Where is the Jewish Museum in San Francisco?
Located in downtown San Francisco near the Museum of African Diaspora and the California Historical Society, the Contemporary Jewish Museum presents dynamic exhibitions and educational programs, exploring contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history and ideas.
Where is the Railway Museum in San Francisco?
The San Francisco Railway Museum, located near the Ferry Building at the south end of ferry plaza, explores the positive impacts streetcars and cable cars made on the quality of urban life in San Francisco.