Joy of Museums

Exploring Museums, Art & Historic Sites

Masterpieces of the De Young Museum

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The American art collection of the De Young Museum consists of over 1,000 paintings, 800 sculptures, and 3,000 decorative arts objects.  The Museums’ textiles collection consists of over 13,000 textiles and costumes from around the world. The Africa, Pacific, and the Americas collection is more than 1,400 objects of Art.

The Masterpieces of the De Young Museum featured in “Joy of Museums” includes:

  • “Rainy Season in the Tropics” by Frederic Edwin Church
  • “At the Milliner’s (La Modiste)” by Édouard Manet
  • “Water Lilies” by Claude Monet


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Photo Credit: 1) I, Sailko [GFDL ( or CC BY-SA 3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons