Originally constructed as the first West Coast museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the SFMOMA’s recent three-year-long expansion project has turned this already must-see art destination into the largest museum of its kind in the entire country. With more than three times its previous gallery size, the new SFMOMA is chock full of iconic and inspiring works of art from Paul Klee to Alexander Calder and beyond.
New additions include the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, which will be on view to the public for the very first time this May, as well as a fresh variety of special exhibitions featuring such topics as graphic art, contemporary sculpture, modern film, and more.
Insider tip: Because of the popularity of this reopened attraction, the best times to visit will be afternoons, weekdays, and Thursday evenings.
If you're visiting before October 29th, make sure to see the exhibit that critics are calling “brilliant,” “superb,” and “an extended dream state.” René Magritte: The Fifth Season focuses on the renowned Surrealist’s late career, his genre twists and turns, and his “sometimes humorous, sometimes unsettling, always powerful” images. Experience nine immersive galleries filled with sublime, rarely seen artworks, capped off by “…a thoroughly modern funhouse at the end will leave you truly immersed — in delight.” René Magritte: The Fifth Season will leave your senses ignited, your mind engaged, and your reality challenged for months to come.
Thursday, 10:00 am–9:00 pm;
Friday–Tuesday, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Public spaces are open at 9:00 am. Last admission is a half hour before closing.
The regular entrance fee does not include any special exhibitions. *Special exhibition upgrades can be made at the cash desk when presenting your pass.*
Kids 18 and under receive free general admission. Therefore, kids 18 and under do not need to be scanned for entry