San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, CA

151 Third StreetSan Francisco, CA 94103
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Dedicated to preserving art for future generations, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is filled with renowned exhibits and works of art. Recognizing all forms of art including media, film, paint, architecture, and more, SFMOMA features works by renowned, Bay area, and upcoming artists. With a growing collection of more than 30,000 masterpieces, this is a must-see San Francisco museum.


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SFMOMA is dedicated to making the art for our time a vital and meaningful part of public life. For that reason, we assemble unparalleled collections, create exhilarating exhibitions, and develop engaging public programs. In all of these endeavors, we are guided by our enduring commitment to fostering creativity and embracing new ways of seeing the world.

Open Friday–Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Closed Wednesdays.

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Greg T
"Depends on your experience."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 18, 2018 NEW
If this is your visit to a "big city art museum", then there is a lot to like - very user friendly, big, impressive space, recognizable names scattered here and there, the occasional big traveling exhibit. Go for it; you will not be disappointed, and its a really good introduction to your future experiences. But even if you've done the exhibit tour no further afield than L.A., you'll be able to put this museum into perspective. It's fine (I'm a member), but don't go there expecting to be excited by a broad and deep collection, or by boundary-breaking exhibits. Close to good restaurants.
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Ningbo, China
"very amazing museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
The museum is in the city center. It is not large, but the content is amazing. I personally like the exhibit "Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art" and "Painting and Sculpture, 1900 to Now".
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Napa, California, United States
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
Magritte is one of our favorite modern artists (surrealist to be specific). You may be familiar with his whimsical paintings of (The Listening Room series; Golconde (1955); his bowler hat paintings; "Son of Man"; clouds, etc. If your a fan of his, then this exhibit is a must! There are plenty of his collection on this display, and expect to spend an hour or two (or more) enjoying each piece. We gained a greater appreciation of the scope of his work over his life (hence, this exhibit called his "Fifth Season". In fact, perhaps his greatest works involve the series called "The Dominion of Light" (on display for all to see). Just at the end of the exhibit rooms, you will enter a great interactive exhibit where people can actually project themselves into several of Magritte's works. This is a real treat and we learned of it in advance from a San Francisco Chronicle article. At the end, end, you can so choose to purchase any number of Magritte related items in the pop up store. TIP: To expedite your entry, you can purchase your ticketrs online in advance and select a time as well.
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Susannah P
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
Fabulous art galleryhoused in an interesting building. Pay extra to see the Magritte exhibition, it's worth it becase there is an interactive section where you can become a Magritte picture yourself!
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Keith P
"date with Daughter"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 17, 2018 NEW
My daughter is an artist and we usually take day trips, even though she is out of college. Yesterday we went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. I did not know what to expect. It is actually a nice experience. We parked at 5th and Mission and walked over to the museum. We had to pass through the Yerba Buena Garden park. You don't expect to see a nice green park in the middle of down town San Francisco. Once we got to the museum, you had your choice of 7 floors of art. There are numerous gift shops and coffee stands. Truly a very nice afternoon
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Do I need to purchase an admissions ticket to look at the public areas in the museum?
The free public spaces on Floors 1 and 2 open at 10:00 am daily and do not require a ticket. Enjoy Richard Serra’s Sequence, Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 895: Loopy Doopy (white and blue), and Julie Mehretu’s HOWL, eon (I, II), or visit our two Museum Stores. To enter the galleries, a ticket is required.

Can I bring my food and/or beverages into the museum?
No. Eating, drinking, smoking, or sleeping is prohibited in the Museum. You may bring sealed food and drink containers into the museum if they are packed away in a bag and not consumed inside the galleries. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has designated areas for eating and drinking including Café 5, Sightglass at SFMOMA, and In Situ.

Are strollers allowed in the museum?
Unless otherwise noted on the gallery or specific exhibit, strollers are permitted inside the museum.

Can I bring a backpack inside?
Yes, however, backpacks must be carried or worn on your front at all times.

Does the museum offer parking?
SFMOMA’s garage on Minna Street is a few steps from the museum’s main entrance on Third Street. Plus, parking on site directly supports the museum, which means more great art for you!

Limited bicycle parking is also available.