Getting on/off a motorcoach; driving about 10 miles to/from museum. Walking and standing for approximately 1 hour at a time.
In the hotel restaurant, we’ll have plated meals and order from a select menu with choices of eggs, breakfast meats, fruit, yogurt, breads and pastries, milk, juices, coffee, tea, water.
An art historian will join us at the hotel and give us a presentation on the de Young Fine Arts Museum. The original de Young was constructed in Golden Gate Park for the California Midwinter International Exposition of 1894. In the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, it suffered significant damage and our newly constructed de Young was unveiled in 2005. The collection is known for its fine American art, especially early portraiture, genre, and landscape. For those with other interests, the museum houses art from Africa and Oceania as well as an extensive textile collection. The renowned Achenbach Collection, works on paper, is now located at the sister museum, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. We will then hop aboard a motorcoach for a field trip to the de Young for a docent-led exploration of the permanent collection.
At the de Young Café, we’ll have vouchers provided to order what we like with water included; other beverages available for purchase.
Free time. This period of time has been set aside for your personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. You might like to continue exploring at the de Young in Golden Gate Park or visit the Conservatory of Flowers, the Japanese Tea Garden, or the California Academy of Sciences, all located within minutes from the museum. We will regroup at a designated time and place for return to the hotel.
We will walk to a restaurant near the hotel for a 3-course plated meal with beverage choices of soft drinks, coffee, tea, water included; other beverages available for purchase.