The Joy of Museums

Finding Meaning in a Museum

The Legion of Honor

Legion of Honor, San Francisco

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco consists of two separate museum locations, the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor in Lincoln Park.

The “Legion of Honor” is the name used both for the museum collection and for the building in which it is housed.

The Masterpieces of The Legion of Honor include:

  • The Grand Canal, Venice, 1908 by Claude Monet
  • Icon of Saints John the Baptist and Minias, Bicci di Lorenzo (15th century)
  • St. Francis Venerating the Crucifix, El Greco, 1595
  • St. John the Baptist, El Greco, 1600

Further information about The Legion of Honor is available via the following links:

  • Masterpieces of The Legion of Honor
  • Finding Meaning at The Legion of Honor
  • Your Visit to The Legion of Honor
  • The History of The Legion of Honor

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                   The Legion of Honor
  • City:                       San Francisco
  • Country:               United States
  • Type:                     Art Museum
  • Locations:           100 34th Avenue, San Francisco, California


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