Legion Of Honor29 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 05:15 pm]
- Address: 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA, 94121, United States
- Timings: 09:30 am - 05:15 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4157503600
- Tags: Art Museums, Sculpture, Social, Arts, Museums
Overlooking the stunning Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Ocean, the Legion Of Honor museum is set up in a neoclassical beaux arts building and showcases ancient and European Art spanning over six thousand years, thereby representing the civic pride and philanthropy. Among the European Art, the maximum emphasis is on French artworks. Some of the highlights are the art and sculptures of Auguste Rodin, Rubens, Rembrandt, Gainsborough, El Greco, Renoir, Pissarro as well as of Picasso and Braque from 20th century and Robert Crumb and Helnwein from the contemporary times. Some of the works that will catch your attention are St John the Baptist, The Kiss, Water Lilies, The Grand Canal, Trotting Horse, the Symphonic Organ, Female Side of the Aesthetic teapot, Joan of Arc statue and the Equestrian Statue.
How to Reach Legion Of Honor
- Bus 18 to stop : Legion Of Honor
Legion Of Honor Reviews & Ratings
Such a great museum! You need to go.
The outside is lovely, even on a dreary day like today. I will have to wait til I can afford the price of passage to get inside. My great regret was that I couldn't view the Monet exhibit earlier this spring, when I was freezing my ass off in the city, it would of at least warmed my soul.
The Legion of Honor is the sort of art museum that rich people would endow to educate the masses back in the gilded age - replete with classical Western art that forms a kind of tour of what people thought was great art up until the turn of the 20th century. And what a tour. The Dutch Masters pop out of their frames, the religious art is beautifully arranged under a dome that recalls cathedrals, even the Greek and Egyptian pieces retain their vitality after millennia. The quirks of the donors (notably a room full of tea sets) serve as context to bring you a little closer to them. A close examination of the general collection will take the entirety of a visit; I would reserve a visit to the special collections -- which costs extra -- for a subsequent trip (unless you're, say, a massive Klimt fan). Caution: the bookstore is well stocked, bring a sturdy backpack or don't go in!
Take time and enjoy the outside views
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