There are many museums in the city. The Legion of honor (In the Presidio), is a small replica of the Louvre and has a great group of works and always a good show on the bottom floor the current show is The State Museums of Berlin and the Legacy of James Simon.
The newly renovated De Young museum is in Golden Gate park which is worth a visit alone. Great collection and wonderful new building, they have nothing big going on now but a great museum.
Lastly is my favorite the Museum of Modern Art on third street, south of Market. They always have a wide collection of art from the 20th century on up. The building is a sculpture unto itself and I have many favorites there. If you like contemporary art then this is for you and its downtown near Union Square. Right now they have "Visons of Vegas".
Each one has a great cafeteria and offers a great view of different parts of the city.
San Jose, CA
--- On Mon, 10/13/08, firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> wrote:
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> Subject: [teacherartexchange] art museums in San Francisco
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Monday, October 13, 2008, 5:43 PM
> Hi all,
> I'm frantically trying to get all the art ready for
> our first time with 1st Artworks (a company that sets up art
> shows with the kids' work in frames) I haven't used
> them before but thought we would try it. I just got all the
> Square1 Magnet art sent in last month-we have used them for
> several years and love their program, and we did Pinwheels
> for Peace. I incorporated all of this into my regular
> lessons but it has been a crazy first nine weeks of
> school...add to that getting ready for a sub for 3 days
> because ... my husband and I are flying to S.F. with my
> daughter and her husband. My daughter is running in her
> first marathon on Sunday and we will have wed. through
> Monday to enjoy the city. I need some advice from some
> locals ( or anyone in the know) If I can only drag my group
> to one art museum -what do you suggest? And also what are
> the must sees? I've only been to S.F. and that was when
> we were flying to Japan the next morning for the Fulbright
> Memorial trip and I mostly saw the airport!
> thanks in advance,
> Jeryl in SC
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