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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hakccmd
Chevy Chase, Maryland
"Contemporary Art Collection Outstanding-New Wing and Interiors Disappointing"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
The entrance experience has lost some of its drama in the expanded Museum. Orientation is overly complicated with too many dead end galleries. Elevators very slow; should have been electric traction. People are annoyed when waiting several minutes to move between floors. Gift shop at street level is well worth walking through with no entry fees. New specialty restaurant at street level pricey and not as inviting as the former cafeteria. Special exhibitions excellent.
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Acidov
San Francisco, California
"One visit is not enough!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
After long renovation period, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is one of the best museums of modern art in the States. Beautiful building, interesting exhibitions and cool museum store. You need at least a few hours to visit all the floors and I highly recommend visiting this place more than once. It's a paradise for modern art enthusiasts. There are permanent pieces in their collection, as well as new expanding collections. The last floor was closed during my visit, which was a bit disappointing, but they need time to arrange a new exhibition. Another reason to visit SFMOMA at least a few times. Every visit is a new adventure!
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Pamwiltravel
Arcata, California
"Always a wonderful new exhibition to see!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
I managed to get to the museum before the Rauschenberg exhibit closed. It's an exquisite exhibition that really shows who this man was ie., a force of creative nature. He worked in so many media: painting, found objects, set design, photography, you name it. By the way, there is always a fabulous photography exhibit. I try to get to the museum every few months. Tip: great restaurants there. And book store.
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Anna L
San Mateo, California, United States
"My Favorite of San Francisco's Museums"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 20, 2018 NEW
I've been visiting the SFMoMA as far back as when it used to be at the War Memorial Theater and later to its new incarnation in the 1990s on 3rd Street and its even newer expansion in 2016. I love it most for its permanent collection with works from Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Roy Lichtenstein, Gerhard Richter, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Josef Albers, Alexander Calder, Robert Indiana and so many more iconic paintings and photographs and sculptures. I'll keep going back because I think it's the one most vibrant and relevant art scenes, and there aren't enough hours in a day to take it all in.
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CHMassachusetts
Cambridge, Massachusetts
"Strong Collection of Modern Art"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 18, 2018 NEW
This is a well-designed building with a small permanent collection and several floors of rotating collections of modern art. The real strengths are in the special exhibits. There are several seemingly fine cafes throughout the museum. Avoid the floor-level "exhibit-cafe" in situ. It's a poor excuse for either an exhibit or restaurant.
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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.