again, due to the multi-ethnic diversity of San Francisco, there is not only a jewish museum at the South of Market area but also a Holocaust Memorial at the Grounds of the Legion of Honor Park fronting the Legion of Honor. The Memorial was done by renowned Artist George Segal. Segal's outwork work is executed in bronze and painted white and is located just beside the road going from the legion of honor to Land's End. The memorial is located outdoors and is open to the public and has it's share of graffitis.
according to the SF Gate:
"The Holocaust," as the haunting piece by sculptor George Segal is titled, is made up of 11 life-size figures cast in bronze and then painted white. The figures are positioned behind a barbed-wire fence. It was installed in 1984, in a grove of trees across from the Legion of Honor, to pay tribute to the survivors and the millions of people who died at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust and to serve as a long-term reminder of the atrocity.
This museum houses a 4,000 years collection of ancient and European art.
Worth spending half a day at this amazing collection.
Location is in a beautiful setting on a hill overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge at Lincoln Park.
Open daily 9:30am - 5:30pm except Mondays and certain public holidays.
The Legion of Honor is a three-quarter-scale adaptation of the 18th-century Palais de la Légion d’Honneur in Paris. Built to commemorate Californian soldiers who died in World War I, the Legion of Honor is a beautiful Beaux-arts building located in San Francisco's Lincoln Park. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and all of San Francisco, the Legion is most noted for its breathtaking setting. Its collections include Rodin's Thinker, which sits in the museum's Court of Honor, European decorative arts and paintings, Ancient art, and one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country.
We went up to Lincoln Park(pic 5) because we knew this museum was included in of our SF pass. The location is beautiful, overlooking the Bay and ocean with several golf courses around, a peaceful area for sure.
The Legion of Honor itself houses many sculptures and paintings but also some tapestries and furniture. We only visited the permanent collection while there are temporary exhibitions from time to time.
I have to admit that I enjoyed the building of the museum which is a French palace replica more than the collection itself. Don’t get me wrong though, it houses some masterpieces from artists like Rubens, Rodin, Van Gogh so there are things to enjoy here for sure. If you are from Europe you have seen better collections but in SF it’s a great opportunity to focus in some famous European artists. But you can skip it if you don’t have much time in SF.
The museum is open Tuesday to Sunday, 09.30-17.00. The entrance fee is $10 (seniors over 65 $7, youths 13-17 $6, children free) and you can visit DeYoung museum with the same ticket (same day).
The gift shops is very small and kind of expensive. There is also a café with outdoor seating.
This museum houses many classical works from the 15th thru the 20th century. Works include Rodin, Monet, and Picasso. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 am to 5:15 pm. Admission is $10 for Adults, $7 for seniors, and $6 for youths 13-17 as well as College Students. Children free.
The Legion of Honor holds the best art collection of European master in San Francisco in a compact location.