I will be posting a lot about the de Young Museum on my blog in the future since it’s one of my favorite fine arts museums to visit in San Francisco. The de Young is located in Golden Gate Park next to the very kid friendly California Academy of Sciences.
- Take public transportation, it’s a lot cheaper than paying for parking. The muni bus stops less than a block away from the museum.
- Admission is $15 for adults, FREE for the youngsters 17 years and under
- Take the elevator up to the Observation deck and catch a 360° view of the Golden Gate Park and parts of the city.
- Don’t forget your camera!
The life-sized “Delilah” white marble sculpture by William Wetmore Story is shown on display at the de Young.
“Delilah” was a character in the Hebrew Book of Judges. She was known as the ‘woman in the valley of Sorek’ whom Samson loved and who was his downfall.
Samson was one of the last judges of the Ancient Israelites mentioned in the Book of Judges. It has been said that Samson loved Delilah yet she betrayed him and she did it for money. Delilah was known to be one of the dangerous temptresses in the Hebrew Bible.
In 1950, the film “Samson and Delilah” was released.