San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, CA

151 Third StreetSan Francisco, CA 94103
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Overview

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.

Description

from San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
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.

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

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Yigael
Arizona
"Wonderful museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
When visiting San Francisco, we always make a point of visiting as they always have great exhibitions. The last time we were there there was a special exhibit featuring Rene Magritte. Some of his best works were on display. The museum also has excellent permanent exhibitions featured prominent 20th century artists. Highly recommend.
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BoiseHotelee
boise
"A Fabulous Museum"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2018 NEW
We were fortunate to get tickets to the special exhibit of the Belgian artist, Rene Magritte. It did not disappoint in its layout and extensiveness. So many special pieces to ponder and see up close. It was a Saturday so there were lots of Visitors but you can still manage to see the extent of his work. Take time and visit other Museum floors as well as the contemporary area is wonderful.
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Chris J
Blayney, Australia
"Amazing gallery space but a tad pricey"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2018 NEW
The museum is a great collection of modern, post-modern and contemporary pieces from around the world and nationally. The architecture and curatorial practice allows for an interesting interaction and engagement with and between artworks. The collection houses some famous and interesting works from a range of modernist and postmodernists. Despite the high cost I would recommend this gallery to anyone visiting San Francisco.
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KristinMiles
Trondheim, Norway
"Unfriendly guards"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2018 NEW
The SFMOMA is a cool museum. The building itself is cool. We went there with our 5y old and he behaved very well, didn’t touch anything, didn’t run around, didn’t scream or smth like it. Still every time we saw a guard, they looked so mean and unhappy. If you don’t like your job, work somewhere else but don’t make everyone else feel bad.
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zaadeu
Bangkok, Thailand
"Art hunting in SF"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2018 NEW
Phenomenon exhibition ‘the Fifth season’ by Rene Magritte at SF Moma. The Modern Art on the 5th floor is a must to drop by as well as create your fashion post with the louise bourgeois spider :)
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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.