I visited the M H De Young during the grand re-opening weekend event they had last year, and it was really great. Really, what's better than wandering through a museum at 3 AM with a dj spinning on the ground floor?
I much enjoyed all of the exhibits at the De Young, which include early American paintings and furniture as well as sculptures and carvings from South America, Africa, and indigenous cultures thorughout the world. I also enjoyed looking at the beautiful display of vintage ball gowns, photography from the depression era, and some of the modern art on display.
Each exhibit is displayed in the spacious rooms of the new building, which really is art in itself.
The gift shop is also really nice, with 2 floors of books, gadgets, toys, art pieces, jewelery, and household items.
The food at the De Young cafe is a nice fusion of California style and comfort food, and I highly approve of their salads and mac & cheese.