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SF’s “Legion of Honor” Set to Reopen October 30th

Iconic museum in Lincoln Park opens after 6-month closure with free Saturday general admission for locals
By - posted 10/15/2020 No Comment

Following the reopening of the de Young Museum on September 25, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (the “Museums”) announced the reopening of the Legion of Honor. The museum has been closed since March due to San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order.

The Legion of Honor will open to the public on Friday, October 30. Prior to the museum’s general opening, members will be invited to visit for pre-opening Member days on October 28 and 29.

  • Lincoln Park \ 100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121
  • Hours: Tuesdays–Sundays, 9:30 am–5:15 pm
  • General Admission tickets start at $15 for adults
  • Tickets include same-day general admission to the de Young.

On View

The suspenseful film and installation Alexandre Singh: A Gothic Tale has been extended and will be on view over Halloween weekend through December 6, 2020.

Guided by new interpretations of the permanent collections, visitors will be able to journey through the museum’s European painting and decorative arts collections, as well as explore its newly installed gallery of ancient art.

Visitors can reserve their tickets now at tickets.famsf.org.

Free Saturdays for Bay Area Residents – Resumes Oct. 31

Continuing the popular Free Saturdays program, general admission to the Legion of Honor and de Young will be free every Saturday for all residents of the nine-county Bay Area.

Free Admission for Essential Workers

Through December 2021, the Legion of Honor will offer free general admission for essential workers, who will also receive a $15 discount on tickets to special exhibitions.

Free First Tuesdays are Back – Starting November 3

After a 6-month closure, the Legion of Honor resumes their “Free First Tuesdays” program on November 3, 2020. Timed tickets are required and capacity is limited.

New Health and Safety Measures

Rigorous measures based on city guidelines will be taken by the Legion of Honor to ensure a safe and healthy environment for visitors and staff. Visitor capacity has been reduced to well below 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.

de Young

The de Young museum reopened to the public on Friday, September 25. Exhibitions on view include The de Young OpenFrida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving and Uncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI.



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