The museum has been around for a very long time and I actually had never visited it, growing up my whole life in the Bay Area. But once I started the project i spent hours walking around checking out a fraction of their collection, which rotates yearly because they have so much great artwork there. Here are a few bits from the art making process for the first illustration for the foundation of the museum, the "Gold Rush" period from 1846-1935. Here you can see some of my process for these illustrations.
Please go visit the museum in SF and check out the website + art HERE
and scroll through the pages and links to see the different time periods of the museum's collection, patrons, and exhibitions such as:
A Jewel in GoldenGate Park 1966-1975
Museum comes of age 1976-2002
Heart of the city 2003-Now