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A World of Art in San Francisco: Museums, Murals & Community

Program No. 24912RJ
Join us for a week of art and culture in San Francisco! From its many art museums to street art and murals, discover the impressive diversity of the "City by the Bay."

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At a Glance

It’s no secret that San Francisco has long been a creative hub for a thriving art community. But did you know that the "City by the Bay" is also home to celebrated museums, inspiring murals and growing, diverse communities that are further shaping its art scene? Immerse yourself in San Francisco’s art world on this learning adventure that will introduce you the best of European, African American, Asian, Chicano and Latino art communities. Explore collections in the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, sister museums that comprise San Francisco’s largest public arts institution. Study modern and contemporary art from around the world at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. And expand your knowledge of diverse artists and cultures at the Asian Art Museum, the Museum of the African Diaspora and the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Daily lectures and field trips with local experts will bring the city’s African American, Asian, Chicano and Latino art communities to life in this one-of-a-kind experience.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to two miles daily, indoors and outdoors on uneven terrain and standing.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

What You'll Learn

  • Discover world-renowned collections at six of San Francisco’s art museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, Asian Art Museum, Museum of the African Diaspora and the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts.
  • Set out on an expert-led walk in San Francisco’s Mission District to view street art and murals around San Francisco.
  • Absorb the powerful diversity of African Art at the Museum of the African Diaspora and enjoy a lecture followed by free time in the galleries.

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