New Art Museum may join WD Family Museum in San Francisco
The Walt Disney Family Museum is tentatively scheduled to open in late Summer or early Fall of 2009 at The Presidio in San Francisco.
Gap's Fisher's proposal would add to S.F.'s museum galaxy
By Robert Selna
Chronicle Staff Writer
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Donald Fisher's proposed contemporary art museum in the Presidio would add a bright star to San Francisco's growing and eclectic collection of museums - from the recently rebuilt M.H. de Young Memorial Museum to the new, scrappy Beat Museum in North Beach and everything in between.
The city's museums have seen a raft of expansions, renovations and startups in the past decade and the investment in them is showing no sign of slowing.
It's paying off, say some observers who note that the expanding network of museums is replacing the more traditional venues that draw visitors to San Francisco.
"San Francisco's museums have become its really strong icons," said Celeste DeWald, executive director of the California Association of Museums. "The museums have become a part of the personality of the city. ... When people think of San Francisco, they think of the Golden Gate Bridge and the museums."
Fisher's museum could be one of the biggest attractions when it opens, perhaps in three years.