San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Photo by Jeffery Cross, AFAR Media
Fri - Tue 10am - 5pm
Thur 10am - 9pm
San Francisco Museum of Modern ArtThe San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, or SFMOMA, which reopened in 2016 after a three-year closure and expansion, put the city back on the global art map, with three times the gallery space, 19 special exhibitions, 260 postwar and contemporary works from the Fisher Collection, and a new light-drenched building by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta. Today, the museum has 33,000 works in its collection, thanks in large part to gifts from the Fisher Collection—so it’s best not to go it alone. This being San Francisco, the museum is also leading the way in the intersection of digital innovation and art. The SFMOMA audio app combines immersive audio storytelling and location-aware technology. Bring headphones, download the app, and listen to artists, comedians, playwrights, and others as you make your way through the galleries. Or if you’d rather take a tour with a docent, call ahead to book an expert-led private tour of the Fisher Collection. Ask about access to the restoration room, where works of art are painstakingly brought back to life. And whether you are touring with a digital or human guide, hit pause long enough to enjoy lunch and a glass of wine al fresco in the fifth floor sculpture garden.