The de Young mobile app is the key companion for your visit to the museum. The app features an interactive map of the building that pinpoints your location and highlights selected artworks and museum amenities. Hear the de Young’s curators tell the stories behind some of the museum’s most fascinating works of art with content available exclusively through the app.
• Map pinpoints your location to help you navigate the de Young
• Phone vibrates in your pocket when you approach a work of art highlighted in the app
• Map indicates locations of the museum stores, restrooms, elevators, café, and other amenities
About the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, comprising the de Young in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park, are the largest public arts institution in San Francisco.
The de Young originated from the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition in Golden Gate Park and was established as the Memorial Museum in 1895. It was later renamed in honor of Michael H. de Young, who spearheaded its creation. The present copper-clad landmark building, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, opened in October 2005. It holds the institution’s significant collections of American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries; art from Africa, Oceania, and the Americas; costume and textile arts; and international modern and contemporary art.
*GPS usage: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. This app is optimized to conserve as much battery life as possible.