Exterior View, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Interior View, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Exterior View, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Exterior View, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Interior View, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art aims to embrace the challenge of the new and unexpected, and it boldly succeeds. This is the city’s most dynamic and provocative venue for contemporary art, and it has been vital to the evolution of emerging art here. The first on the West Coast to devote itself to Modern and contemporary art, it has amassed an internationally renowned collection of 32,000 works by many of the most daring artists among the generations. SFMOMA closed its physical doors in June 2013 to embark on a three-year expansion project, which more than doubled the museum's gallery space. In the interim museum closure, SFMOMA went beyond its walls and directly into the community through an array of collaborative and travelling exhibitions, site-specific installations and education programmes that unfolded throughout the Bay Area and beyond. The expanded and transformed SFMOMA opened to the public in May 2016.

Collection Highlights


Julie Mehretu

Stadia I

Henri Matisse

Femme au chapeau (Woman with a Hat)
© Oakland Museum of California, the City of Oakland. Gift of Paul S. Taylor

Dorothea Lange

The Road West, U.S. 54 in Southern New Mexico
© Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

Cité
© Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Frida Kahlo

Frida and Diego Rivera
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art : Collection Highlights

Julie Mehretu

Stadia I, 2004
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, partial gift of Dominique Lévy and purchase through the Accessions Committee Fund with the additional support of Gay-Lynn and Robert Blanding, Jean and James E. Douglas, Jr., Ann and Robert S. Fisher and Pat and Bill Wilson. © Julie Mehretu

Henri Matisse

Femme au chapeau (Woman with a Hat), 1905
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, bequest of Elise S. Haas. © Succession H. Matisse / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
© Oakland Museum of California, the City of Oakland. Gift of Paul S. Taylor

Dorothea Lange

The Road West, U.S. 54 in Southern New Mexico, 1938
Collection of the Sack Photographic Trust and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Gift of Shirley Davis. © Oakland Museum of California, the City of Oakland. Gift of Paul S. Taylor
© Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly

Cité, 1951
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and promised gift of Helen and Charles Schwab. © Ellsworth Kelly
© Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Frida Kahlo

Frida and Diego Rivera, 1931
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Albert M. Bender Collection. Gift of Albert M. Bender

Exhibitions


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Recently Opened

Closing Soon

Walker Evans

30 Sep 2017 - 4 Feb 2018

New Work: Kerry Tribe

7 Oct 2017 - 25 Feb 2018

Robert Rauschenberg: Erasing the Rules

18 Nov 2017 - 25 Mar 2018
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