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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
June 3, 2013-thru' early 2016
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is temporarily closed for major renovations. The museum will reopen in early 2016 after undergoing a 2 1/2 year expansion project that will more than double its galleries and provide approximately six times additional public space. When finished, the museum will showcase expanded SFMOMA collections and the impressive collections of Doris and Donald Fisher — one of the world's finest collections of contemporary art.
Current & Upcoming Exhibits
More Info on Current
and Upcoming Exhibitions
SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) houses an impressive collection
of Modern and Contemporary Art. The first museum
West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art, SFMOMA celebrated it's 75th Anniversary on January 18, 2010. In February 2011 the museum announced an exciting addition to its permanent collection — 195 promised gifts of works by some of the biggest names in art in the last half-century — Jackson Pollock, David Smith, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Francis Bacon and Gerhard Richter.
Docent Tours, Audio Tours
and Private Guided Tours
Daily public Docent Tours are offered free
with museum admission. Audio Tours are a great way
to explore the museum at your own pace. Private Guided Tours
are also available for groups of 10 or more.
Fisher Art Collection
— New Wing at SFMOMA
One the world's finest private collections of modern and contemporary art (more than 1,100 works by iconic 20th century artists), the
renowned Fisher Art Collection (from the Gap founders, Doris and Donald Fisher, will be showcased (during the next 100 years) in a new wing that will be built as part of SFMOMA's expansion — the expected completion date for the expansion is early 2016.
Rooftop Sculpture Garden
SFMOMA's 14,400 square-foot Rooftop Sculpture Garden opened on May 10, 2009. Located on the museum's
fifth floor, it
can be seen from the Overlook Gallery and the glass-enclosed Pavilion Room. The Rooftop Sculpture Garden features incredible large-scale
sculptures spanning the last five decades
artists, including Robert Arneson (unique and entertaining),
Louise Bourgeois (known
for her famous Spider sculptures), Alexander Calder (he
invented the mobile), Mario Merz,
Moore (famous for his abstract monumental bronze sculptures,
he's regarded as one of the most important sculptors of the
The glass-enclosed Pavilion (pictured above) features floor-to-ceiling windows, overlooking the Sculpture Garden and Garden Terrace — it contains contemporary modern art pieces in wood, concrete, steel and stone.
The Garden Terrace is located just to the left of the Pavilion and Sculpture Garden.
Memorial Day (the last Monday in May) thru' Labor
Day (the first Monday in September) open at 10am
daily (except Wed).
Closed on New Year's
Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, the
museum closes at 4:45pm.
Open on the Wed between
Christmas and New Year's
Caffè Museo offers casual
indoor seating or al fresco dining. Enjoy Italian-inspired dishes
made from fresh, local ingredients and organic produce. The cafe
also offers an espresso bar and
Caffè Museo Hours
Be sure to visit SFMOMA's Museum Store — it carries
a selection of FUN gifts, including Modern and Contemporary
Art Books, fine jewelry, an exclusive
signature products... and more!
a FUN VIP Reception, Private Party or Corporate Event at
SFMOMA — enjoy Private Viewings of Special Exihibits and
make it an event to remember.
Our Favorite Past Exhibits
"The Stein Collects: Matisse,
Picasso and the Parisian Avant-Garde"
"Calder To Warhol"
Introducing the Fisher Collection
More Info on SFMOMA
of Modern Art
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