After being closed for three years, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopened in spring 2016 with a just-added 10-story expansion by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta. The new space provides room for some of the collection's larger pieces, like Richard Serra's monumental Sequence and mobiles by Alexander Calder, to shine. The museum's collection covers the best of modern and contemporary art in the United States, Europe and beyond, but it places special emphasis on Californian artists. From photographers of the American West to the latest works incorporating technology, the museum brings a decidedly San Francisco perspective to its mission.
One of my favorite museums in San Francisco is the Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA). In addition to the main exhibition, the museum always displays supplementary art and photography exhibitions, which are almost always amazing. There are five floors, every floor beaming with innovative, contemporary art. Modern art spans a wide domain, so there is something for the art lover at every age. One of the crowning glories of the museum is the architecture itself, so you'll be amazed even before you step in. It's easy to maneuver through the rooms and passages for hours and hours.