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INFO (SFMOMA will be closed from June 2013 until early 2016 for building expansion and transformation. The museum's exhibitions will be moved completely off-site and will include collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions... ... read more

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CLOSED FOR RENOVATION) Information

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CLOSED FOR RENOVATION) - Museum in San Francisco.

(SFMOMA will be closed from June 2013 until early 2016 for building expansion and transformation. The museum's exhibitions will be moved completely off-site and will include collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, site-specific installations, outdoor commissions, and neighborhood festivals. Please see the SFMOMA website for updated listings.)

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in Downtown San Francisco houses an impressive and internationally celebrated collection of contemporary and modern art. It is considered the first museum on the West Coast to dedicate its offering entirely to 20th-century art.

Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta and founded in 1935 by Grace McCann Morley, the SF MoMa currently houses more than 26,000 works of photography, architecture, design, media arts, painting, and sculpture.

For its first six decades, the museum was located on the fourth floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building on Van Ness. Albert Bender gave 36 gifts – including Diego Rivera’s The Flower Carrier – which were the establishing works of the museum’s permanent collection. Bender went on to bestow the museum with its first purchase fund and donated more than 1,100 objects to SF MoMa throughout his life. In its second year, 1936, the museum featured the work of Matisse and launched its photography collection. In 1995, the SF MoMa opened in its new and current $60-million location at 151 Third Street in SOMA.

Every year, art events at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have included more than 300 educational programs and 20 exhibitions, and feature an eclectic offering of iconic artists like Pollock, Warhol, Klee, and Ansel Adams.

In 2009, the museum gained an important loan from Doris and Donald Fisher of The Gap, who gave 1,100 works including pieces by Twombly, de Kooning, Chuck Close, Lichtenstein and more; the SF MoMa will have the pieces for 100 years.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CLOSED FOR RENOVATION) User Reviews

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Art "On the Go" Helps Fill SFMOMA's Void
Austen F. Aug 8, 2013
Unfortunately (some might say tragically), SFMOMA will be closed for renovation for the next three years. The museum's directors are finding creative ways to deal with this seemingly crushing setback, though. SFMOMA's On The Go campaign, guided by slogans like "Think outside the building," involves exhibitions hosted by other museums. "Beyond Belief: Examining the Spiritual in Modern Art" is on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum until October 27. The show brings a diverse array of artists into the fold, from figurative sculptors to Abstract Expressionist painters (Pollack and Rothko both make the cut). Art admirers who want some fresh air can check out the installation at Crissy Field, where Mark di Suvero's immense but playful steel sculptures stand against the backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge. THE VERDICT: If you recently moved to San Francisco for the art, don't despair. You just need to do a little exploring.
Larry G. Jun 3, 2013
SF MoMA always leaves me with an inspirational experience. The atmosphere is great, and the art is even better. The museum displays many different artistic mediums in a very warm and inviting environment. I would recommend multiple visits for locals, and visitors alike, as the art can not be fully appreciated in just one visit.
Comfortable Setting for Viewing Modern Art
Kimberle D. Mar 25, 2013
The best part of the SF MoMA is probably its size--- it's small enough so that you don't feel pressured to rush through each exhibit and offers a large enough selection so that you get a true museum experience. The rooftop patio and cafe allows you to sit out and take a break from walking through each exhibit and also provides a comfortable setting to sit and have a conversation. the location of the MoMA is great for tourists who are also interested in visiting Market Street or the Embarcadero. The MoMA also has a extensive museum store full of arts and crafts, books, pieces for your home, postcards, and even rolls of film. The layout of the museum allows for a each exhibit to stand out on its own. Truly a wonderful place to view some magnificent works of modern art or photography.
A clean, well-lighted place for art
Lauren W. Feb 22, 2013
Like its counterpart in New York and the modern art Centre Pompidou in Paris, the SFMOMA space is in itself a part of the artistic landscape. Visually striking from the outside--like a carved pharaoh's headdress--the space boasts a not unimpressive permanent collection that includes Duchamp's Fontaine and Matisse's Femme au Chapeau. Keep an eye on the rotating exhibitions, of which the museum hosts several at any given moment. Don't neglect to visit the rooftop garden, which not only boasts great views of SoMa and downtown, but also a striking collection of sculptures, and a café that offers Blue Bottle coffees and snacks inspired by the artwork housed underneath (see the new addition: toast painted with jam to recreate Mark Rothko's No. 14, 1960).
The SF MOMA Experience
Shaun P. Feb 12, 2013
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a piece of work in itself. Located across the street from Yerba Buena Gardens, the tubular MOMA gives way to an incredible use of space. Inside, one will find pieces ranging from historic (Picasso, Mark Rothko, Frida Kahlo) to extremely contemporary. First tuesdays on the month are always free, and the student discount is considerable. However, the full price of $18 is well worth it. Come fast, though, as the building is being renovated, and closes June till 2016.
You must stop by this Museum if you are in the SOMA area.
Marla F. Feb 11, 2013
This is my favorite museum to go to in SF, and the building is just a work of art in itself. I love their Museum Store, and often stop by there for a pair of earrings, or a good book to read. They also have a beautiful rooftop garden here, which is a lovely spot to head to on a sunny day in the city.
Aesthetics for the Psyche
Esther F. Dec 5, 2012
The SF Museum of Modern Art itself is an expression of modern art! This is a place is for the contemplative. If you want to wander white halls, or ascend spiraling stair cases over a great chasm of space to peruse simple expressions of modernity, or consider . The museum is a fabulous place to be alone and think. For the soul that wants to consider, question, or stare into the abstract, The SF Museum of Modern art is a mode of contemplation for the aesthetically inclined. You can meander for hours in simple, constructed space, and get a good feel of artistic expression in this envelope-pushing city.
Great Space
Jackie D. Dec 4, 2012
The SF MOMA is a great museum to go to if you're only in SF for a limited amount of time. They have a fantastic permanent collection and always feature incredible temporary exhibits on the upper levels. The building itself is worth admiring, especially as you climb the staircases to the galleries. I think that one of the coolest things about this museum is its architecture, especially the clammy hand inducing bridge that spans across the top floor way about the lobby below. They also recently added a rooftop garden that is lovely on sunny days.
Amazing Museum
Caroline c. Nov 30, 2012
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is the most incredible museum. The building itself is literally a work of art itself and is surrounded by tons of buildings that exhibit various types of San Francisco architecture. The museum houses work of tons of amazing artists and they rotate their pieces often so there is lots of new stuff in there all the time. They also feature the work of lots of local artists. They also have a beautiful rooftop garden and the restaurant on the first floor is absolutely delicious! Definitely recommend the Museum of Modern Art when visiting San Francisco.
artist collaborate
Rachel G. Nov 13, 2012
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, I don’t even have words to describe this incredible museum. San Francisco I think plays homage to many of the greatest modern artists around the world and the SFMOMA proves that with an incredible art gallery. I got to see the Richard Avedeon exhibit about a year ago and I couldn’t have asked for a better exhibit. He is one of my favorite professional photographers and to see real prints in the flesh of some of his most remarkable works was more than I could take in. The rooftop garden and outside art installations also holds a great part of the SFMOMA located directly downtown.
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