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Modern Art in San Francisco, Inside and Out
From the soaring copper tower of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum to the pillars of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco celebrates the artistic and architectural. Public sculptures line the waterfront and spike out of parks. Contemporary art museums like Yerba Buena Center for the Arts host avant-garde installations, while the alleys in the Mission District tell social tales across building facades. (SFMOMA, closed for renovation through early 2016, sent its collection "on the go," appearing throughout the city.) The Contemporary Jewish Museum, housed in a Daniel Libeskind building, hosts Judaic art installations and workshops while the Museum of African Diaspora shares how African art has influenced world art.
By Kristin Zibell, AFAR Local Expert
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