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de Young & Legion of Honor Announce Reopenings

Pending city approval, de Young will open to public on Friday, Sept. 25 followed by a free Saturday.
By - posted 9/14/2020 No Comment

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce the reopening of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, following their temporary closure under the shelter-in-place order mandated by the City of San Francisco (pending City approval).

de Young – Opening September 25

The de Young museum is scheduled to open to the public on Friday, September 25. The museum will open to members on September 22, 23, and 24. On view, the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving will premiere to Bay Area audiences, and Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI will reopen in an expanded version with Pierre Huyghe’s bronze sculpture Exomind. Visitors can reserve their tickets now at tickets.famsf.org.

Legion of Honor – Opening Mid-October

The Legion of Honor will be open to the public mid-October. The film and installation Alexandre Singh: A Gothic Tale has been extended and will be on view through the fall. As of 9/14/20, no exact reopening date has been set yet.

Free Admission for Essential Workers

From the reopening through December 2021, the de Young and Legion of Honor will offer free general admission for essential workers, who will also receive a substantial discount on tickets to special exhibitions.

Free Saturdays – Starting Sept. 26

Continuing the popular Free Saturdays program, general admission to the de Young and Legion of Honor museums will be free every Saturday for all residents of the Bay Area. The first Free Saturday at the de Young museum will be September 26.

Tickets are timed and reservations highly recommended but there will be limited tickets on site for those who were unable to mature advanced reservations.

How to RSVP for Free Saturdays / Bay Area residents only

  • RSVP for free timed General Admission tickets for September 26 Choose a 15 minute entry window from 9:30am to 4:30pm

New Health and Safety Measures

Rigorous measures based on city guidelines will be taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment for visitors and staff. Visitor capacity has been reduced to 25 percent, in addition to an instituted timed ticket to ensure proper social distancing. Face coverings will be required for staff and adult visitors at all times in the buildings. More information.