140 Years of Wonder
On this month, 140 years ago, the Conservatory of Flowers opened its doors to San Francisco. Since then, the iconic landmark and its exotic botanical collection has drawn millions of people from the region and around the world. Join the festivities:
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- Explore our history
Coming Soon: Botanicals and Brews
Golden Gate Park’s only beer garden returns this summer with new breweries, more plant talks, and breathtaking views. Tickets will be available later this month.
Feel the Power of Bold Inspiration
Peruse Monet’s colorful interpretations of the iconic water lilies and other abundant flora from his scenic garden at Giverny, the artist’s haven in the final phase of his career. Monet: The Late Years explores how loss—the death of his second wife and the diagnosis of cataracts—spurred Monet to push the boundaries of his practice in both complexity and scale. As lush landscapes give way to increasingly intense color palettes and abstract brushwork, we pause to reconsider Monet, the master of Impressionism, as a pioneer of modernism. Reserve tickets to Monet: The Late Years, on view at the de Young museum through May 27, before they sell out.
Claude Monet, Water Lilies (detail), 1914-1917. Oil on canvas, 71 x 57 1/2 in. (180 x 146 cm). Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Museum purchase, Mildred Anna Williams Collection, 1973.3