on January 27, 2007
It's lovely to look at from the outside and a great experience inside. Be sure to go to the top of the tower for gorgeous 360º views of the city. Check ahead to see if you can buy tickets to one of the evening events - views of the city at night are fantastic! We were there when their special exhibit was from Gee's Bend Alabama - folk quilts with unusual designs and materials. The permanent collections are definitely worth your time. We enjoyed coming and going during the day rather than trying to see it all at once. Keep your admission sticker and go enjoy the botanical gardens, the conservatory or just people-watching in the park and come back to the de Young. Just outside the museum there was a vegetarian "hot dog" cart with delicious carrot dogs and fresh lemonade, next to that an outdoor swing dance class was swinging on the wide sidewalks next to the museum.
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