Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco - De Young

50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

415-750-3600

Mission Statement:

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco have rendered over a century of public service in the arts, and it is our mission to extend and enhance that service well into this century. More specifically, our mission encompasses the following goals:

 - To present a range of exhibitions of highest quality which serve, are accessible to, and will draw broad audiences

 - To provide extensive and innovative art education programs for people of all ages and interests

 - To actively involve a diverse public in all of the museums' activities

 - To conserve the objects in our care

 - To collect new objects relevant to the collections through purchase and gift while affording a hospitable place for collectors in the community to donate art to the public with complete confidence

 - To research and publicize the collections through scholarly publishing

 - To maintain two museums outfitted to deliver exceptional visitor safety, comfort, and access as well as the environmental conditions necessary to preserve and protect art

 - To operate within our goals with state-of-the-art efficiency

 - To contribute to the economy and culture of San Francisco

In summary, the Fine Arts Museums continue to serve as one of the premiere public institutions in the western United States, existing to provide its community and region with high quality exhibitions, programs, education and outreach, and to care for San Francisco's esteemed art collection.

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