Years after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake severely damaged the original de Young structure beyond repair, the new de Young Museum, on the original site, was the largest copper clad building in the world.
Set in Golden Gate Park, designed by Swiss based design firm Herzog & de Meuron, the new structure is 293,000 square feet with a 144 foot observation tower, a sculpture garden, Children’s garden, a huge Museum Store and an indoor/outdoor cafe.
The Summer of Love took place primarily in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park and the surrounding neighborhoods. It was ground zero for political, social and musical commentary with a focus on sex, drugs and rock & roll.
The Summer of Love exhibit runs until August 20, 2017.
Note: The museum courtyard, cafe, lobby, sculpture garden and tower are all accessible free of admission. The special exhibits and the permanent collection require admission.
Also of note, the California Academy of Sciences including the Steinhart Aquarium are directly across the concourse.