Discover San Francisco’s Art Museums

Explore the Bay Area’s most renowned museums and cultural centers alongside experts, savoring unique behind-the-scenes access and enjoying a performance by the San Francisco Symphony.
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Program No. 21592RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience four remarkable art institutions in the San Francisco Bay Area: the de Young and the Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums, the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). In-depth lectures and gallery visits will expose you to the compelling San Francisco art scene. Hear the behind-the-scenes stories about what happens when a Picasso turns up in storage, the traveling exhibit is towed for double-parking and a donation goes bad.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Four museum field trips involve several blocks of walking at a time and standing up to one hour on docent tours. Must be able to easily get on/off bus.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Become immersed in each museum with lectures by local experts followed by docent-led visits.
  • Be mesmerized by SFMOMA which includes six art-filled terraces, a sculptural staircase and Roman steps and ten stories of modern and contemporary art.
  • Enjoy a stirring musical performance in one of San Francisco's noted venues.
Featured Expert
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Susanna W. Lombardi
Sue Lombardi is an art historian and educator whose career in college teaching spanned over 25 years. In addition to being on the faculty at Dominican College, she was associate director of the graduate humanities program. She completed her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley. Sue is the author of three books, "Behold! Illuminations of the Virgin's Reactions to the Annunciation," "Enigma of Mary Magdalene: A Pictorial Narrative," and "It's a Dog's Life: An Exploration of Paintings of Dogs and Their Masters."

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Marie McNaughton
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