San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is home to many things, but the best among them may be the de Young Museum. Also known as the M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, the institution has a range of collections and galleries, including American art from the 17th through the 21st centuries (over 1,000 paintings, 800 sculptures, and 3,000 decorative arts objects). In 2011, it boasted over 1,344,112 visitors. 

Whether you've had a chance to visit or not, get to know this museum that's a lowkey masterpiece in its own right.

15 Things You Didn't Know About the de Young Museum

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