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Hil­ton San Fran­cisco Fi­nan­cial District. 750 Kearny St., 3rd fl., 415.986.1822.

CON­TEM­PO­RARY JEWISH MU­SEUM

Lo­cated in a stun­ning Daniel Libe­skind- de­signed build­ing, the CJM en­gages au­di­ences of all ages and back­grounds through dynamic ex­hi­bi­tions and pro­grams that ex­plore con­tem­po­rary per­spec­tives on Jewish cul­ture, his­tory, art and ideas. Closed W. $8 Th af­ter 5 pm. Free first Tu of the month. 736 Mis­sion St., 415.655.7800.

DE YOUNG MU­SEUM

Founded in 1895, the im­pres­sively var­ied mu­seum is cur­rently housed in an ar­chi­tec­tural master­piece de­signed by the Swiss firm Her­zog and de Meu­ron. It show­cases col­lec­tions from the Amer­i­cas, Pa­cific Is­lands and Africa and fea­tures a tower ob­ser­va­tion deck. Free gen­eral ad­mis­sion first Tu of each month. Closed M. 50 Hagi­wara Tea Gar­den Dr., 415.750.3600.

LE­GION OF HONOR

High on the head­lands above the Golden Gate—where the Pa­cific Ocean spills into the San Fran­cisco Bay—stands this grand mu­seum, the gift of Alma de Bret­teville Spreck­els to the city of San Fran­cisco. A three- quar­ter-scale adap­ta­tion of the 18th- cen­tury Palais de la Lé­gion d’Hon­neur in Paris, the mu­seum was built to com­mem­o­rate Cal­i­for­nia sol­diers who died in World War I. The col­lec­tion in­cludes works by Euro­pean mas­ters and ma­jor hold­ings of Rodin sculp­tures. The grounds of­fer spec­tac­u­lar views of the Pa­cific Ocean, Golden Gate Bridge and San Fran­cisco. Closed M. 100 34th Ave. in Lin­coln Park, 415.750.3600.

MU­SEUM OF CRAFT AND DE­SIGN

One of the few mu­se­ums of its kind in the coun­try, MCD de­vel­ops and presents un­con­ven­tional and com­pelling

ex­hi­bi­tions of con­tem­po­rary work in craft and de­sign. The ex­quis­ite Mu­seum Store fea­tures jewelry, toys, ce­ram­ics and more. Its full cal­en­dar of pub­lic pro­grams is part of the blos­som­ing Dog­patch neigh­bor­hood’s art scene. Closed M. 2569 3rd St., 415.773.0303.

MU­SEUM OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

This re­cently ren­o­vated cul­tural in­sti­tu­tion re­minds vis­i­tors that Africa is the birth­place of hu­mankind and cel­e­brates the global con­tri­bu­tions of peo­ple of African de­cent. 685 Mis­sion St., 415.358.7200.

SAN FRAN­CISCO MU­SEUM OF MOD­ERN ART

Af­ter a three-year hia­tus, SFMOMA has un­veiled a Sno­hetta-led ex­pan­sion that makes it the largest mod­ern art space in the na­tion, eas­ily hous­ing en­tire floors of ab- stract Amer­i­can art and min­i­mal­ist and pop art. There’s an en­tire gallery de­voted to Alexan­der Calder, with a fo­cus on his work be­tween the 1920s and 1960s. The Pritzker Cen­ter for Pho­tog­ra­phy ded­i­cates about 15,000 square feet to pho­tog­ra­phy, more than any other U. S. art mu­seum. The open- ceil­ing sev­enth floor houses noth­ing but con­tem­po­rary art. Nearly 45,000 square feet of the mu­seum’s ground floor gal­leries are free and open to the pub­lic, and ad­mis­sion is free for vis­i­tors 18 and un­der. 151 3rd St., 415.357.4000.

YERBA BUENA CEN­TER FOR THE ARTS

This con­tem­po­rary art cen­ter high­lights mul­ti­cul­tural is­sues through the art­works dis­played in its two main gallery spa­ces, high-tech gallery and video screen­ing room. Past ex­hibits have fo­cused on the Dalai Lama, Anna Hal­prin and the po­lit­i­cal na­ture of con­tem­po­rary women’s art. 701 Mis­sion St., 415.978.2787.

BAY AREA BAMPFA

UC Berke­ley’s vis­ual-arts cen­ter re­opened early 2016 af­ter a $112 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion by world-renowned firm Diller Scofidio + Ren­fro, known for for projects in­clud­ing NYC’s el­e­vated High Line park and LA’s Broad Mu­seum. The 83,000 square-foot mu­seum in­cludes an ex­pan­sive per­ma­nent col­lec­tion with a dynamic sched­ule of ro­tat­ing art ex­hi­bi­tions that range from clas­si­cal Chi­nese paint­ing to ab­stract ex­pres­sion­ism to provoca­tive mul­ti­me­dia work by emerg­ing artists. The film archive has more than 450 pub­lic screen­ings each year of rare and re­stored movie clas­sics, new and his­toric for­eign films and ex­peri- men­tal cinema. 2155 Cen­ter St., 510.642.0808.

GALLERY SAUSAL­ITO

Lo­cated in the heart of down­town Sausal­ito, this con­tem­po­rary gallery en­com­passes the work­ing stu­dio of artist and owner Sue Averell. Vis­i­tors can see her works-in-progress, pur­chase com­pleted 2D and 3D pieces, or commission cus­tom pieces for a home or busi­ness. 28B Princess St., Sausal­ito, 415.706.5051.

OAK­LAND MU­SEUM OF CAL­I­FOR­NIA

The OMCA brings to­gether col­lec­tions of art, his­tory and nat­u­ral sci­ence un­der one roof to tell the ex­tra­or­di­nary sto­ries of Cal­i­for­nia and its peo­ple. 1000 Oak St., Oak­land, 510.318.8400.

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