Museums Without Walls: Public Art to See for Free

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The Bay Area is home to some world-class art, some of it housed in big name institutions. But you don’t necessarily have to fork out any entrance fees to get your culture fix with the kids. Over the years millions of dollars have been spent on public art, executed by both international artists and critically acclaimed home grown talent. Think Richard Serra, Diego Rivera and Leo Villareal to name a few. It’s kid-friendly, free and just waiting to be discovered. Click through for the best of the Bay Area’s public art for pint-sized patrons.

Sequence at SFMOMA

Ok, ok, this one is technically inside a museum, but it's also technically located in the lobby, so no ticket is required to get up close in personal with it. Richard Serra created Sequence in 2006, and it was the very first piece to be placed in the newly renovated SFMOMA. Wander inside of it for an otherworldly experience (and a great picture).

Just inside the SFMOMA Entrance at Howard and Third Sts.

Photo: Erin Feher

What is your favorite piece of public art? Let us know in the comments below.

–Erin Feher, Emily Myers and Garrick Ramirez

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