Antique photo of the de Young Museum.

365 Days of Art – January 2: De Young Museum Opens to the Public

De Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

January 2, 1921

The de Young Museum sprang from the Fine Arts Building that was part of the 1894 California Midwinter International Exposition. Artworks from the exposition were combined with other works to form a permanent museum, San Francisco’s first. It opened to public on January 2.

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