Prepare for a visit with this interactive look into the exhibition.
Here is the Legion of Honor, an art museum with a collection that spans four millennia of history. This French neoclassical building, representing a great legacy of philanthropy and civic pride, stands sentinel over the city, the Golden Gate, and the Pacific Ocean beyond.
The collections at the Legion of Honor offer unique insight into the art historical, political, and social movements of the previous 4,000 years of human history. Holdings include European paintings; European decorative arts and sculpture; ancient art from the Mediterranean basin; and one of the nation’s largest repositories of works of art on paper.
At the Museum
The whole idea of the Legion as a site that comes to life—with a fantastic theater and an organ built inside that uses the entire museum as a resonating body—represents an ideal of what a cultural institution can be, resulting from the ambitions of individuals who want to do something special for the arts and for society.