Fodor's Expert Review Museum of Fine Arts
One of the city's cornerstones, this museum is a gorgeous Mediterranean Revival structure that houses outstanding collections of Asian, African, Native American, European, and American art. Major works here by American artists range from Hassam to O'Keeffe to Bellows and Morisot, but the museum is known for its collection of French artists, including Cézanne, Monet, Rodin, Gauguin, and Renoir. There are also photography exhibits that draw from a permanent collection of more than 14,000 works. Docents give narrated gallery tours. Special events abound on Thursday nights. A café offers visitors a lunch respite and a beautiful view of the bay.