San Francisco Main Library
Asian Art Museum
Imaginations race from ancient Persian miniatures to cutting-edge Japanese fashion through three floors spanning 6000 years of Asian...
United Nations Plaza
This brick-paved triangle with an often-dry fountain awkwardly commemorates the signing of the UN charter in San Francisco. At best in...
Market St's traffic-stopping 1937 Mayan deco landmark was built to accommodate 300 wholesale furniture design showrooms – but a decade...
Rest those museum legs on the sunny outdoor balcony and let your tastebuds do the trekking across Asia. Light lunchers may make do with...
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San Francisco Main Library information
A grand lightwell illuminates San Francisco's favorite subjects: graphic novels in the Teen Center, poetry in the Robert Frost Collection, civil rights in the Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, and comic relief in the Schmulowitz Wit and Humor Collection. Check out the 2nd-floor wallpaper made from the old card catalog – artists Ann Chamberlain and Ann Hamilton invited 200 San Franciscans to add multilingual commentary to 50,000 cards. The library quietly hosts high-profile basement lectures, plus enlightening Skylight Gallery ephemera exhibits.