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.

· Special Exhibition: (Matisse/Diebenkorn has ended)
Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed
June 24 through October 9, 2017

· Summer Hours:
Open Friday–Tuesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Closed Wednesday.
Open until 8 p.m. on Saturdays, May 27–September 4.

(Additional ticketing required; available for onsite upgrade.)

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New York
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2017 NEW
Great space. Entry is a bit steep at $25 per head. They had a Munch exhibit going and that took the price up to $31. The museum is excellent! 7 floors of art and architecture. I started with the Munch exhibit. A lot of the pieces came from 2 museums in Oslo that I had been to before. Some were new to me. Quite good an exhibit! The 6th floor has an outside space with great views. Sculpture garden on the 5th floor and restaurant are quite good. Plenty of modern and contemporary art pieces. The oculus bridge is another interesting feature. Well worth a visit.
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Little Rock, Arkansas
"Outstanding Collection: Well Worth a Visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2017 NEW
We've been to SFMOMA before, and found its permanent collection well worth seeing. It's a comprehensive, diverse collection of major works of modern art. We were especially taken with the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo collections. On this visit, we went to SFMOMA specifically to see the Edvard Munch exhibit, and were very glad we did so. It's altogether too easy to reduce Munch to his iconic "Scream" painting. The exhibit gave us a much better appreciation for the historical-biographical context of that work, and for Munch's work in general — about which we knew far too little before we went through this informative exhibit. We particularly appreciated the mini-tutorial in Munch that the docent taking tickets at the entrance to the exhibit gave us as we waited for out time slot to view the exhibit to come up. She happened to be Norwegian with family ties to the same area of Norway from which Munch hails, and what she told us of his life and work was very helpful as a frame to our visit to the exhibit. (This docent's friendliness was also very welcome; it made this museum visit all the more rewarding.)
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Denver, Colorado
"Art speaks to everyone differently "
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed July 23, 2017 NEW
I know that in the title it says modern art but I feel like it's all very existential and similar. The museum has a very pretentious feel, at least it felt that way to me and was very expensive. I do tend to be more of a contemporary art fan so that could be my problem. Also the employees of the museum that we dealt with weren't polite.
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Bob S
Indianapolis, Indiana
"Nice new space, tickets too expensive"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2017 NEW
My third visit, about five years between them. First time in the new, open, less cluttered space. The space is fabulous, but has woefully inadequate elevators. Gripes: Art should be for everyone. We would all be better off with a little more of its soul enrichment. $31 is a lot for such a limited collection on display. As far as I can tell, there are no free days or times (Like free Fridays at NY MoMA or Prado or Tate Modern or....). Several major genres in modern art are completely absent. Positives: One of the best Gerhard Richter collections I've seen. Edvard Munch exhibit in progress. Munch should probably have been on Zoloft. The exhibit included some classics (like a self portrait). There was a version of his Madonna (same seductive composition, but more experimental technique) that I had not seen before..a new favorite.
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San Francisco, California
"Miles of art."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 22, 2017 NEW
The new MoMa has expanded in size and has a huge collection. The current exhibit Edward Munch is great. The living wall is lovely to watch. If you have a chance to eat at the restaurant its great too.
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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?
No. The free public spaces on Floors 1 and 2 open at 9:30 a.m. daily and do not require a ticket. The public spaces include artwork and museum shops. Admission tickets are required to view the galleries.

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?
While the museum does not own or control the many parking garages nearby, there are plenty of parking options available for visitors.