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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

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Address: 151 Third Street, Enter on Howard or Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: +1 415-357-4000
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10:00 - 17:00
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Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Tue 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Founded in 1935, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first...

Founded in 1935, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first museum on the West Coast dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Now, after a major three-year building expansion designed by Snohetta, SFMOMA returns as one of San Francisco's must-see destinations. Nearly tripling its gallery space, the museum features more of its outstanding collection of more than 33,000 works, along with new art, including the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, one of the greatest private collections of modern and contemporary art in the world. With art-filled public spaces, free entry for visitors 18 and under, numerous outdoor areas, two museum stores, and multiple dining options, the museum is open to San Francisco and visitors as never before. Save time and reserve tickets online.

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Recently reopened after an extensive addition and renovation, SFMOMA is a world class museum not to be missed. The several shows that we enjoyed are beautifully exhibited. Do... read more

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently reopened after an extensive addition and renovation, SFMOMA is a world class museum not to be missed. The several shows that we enjoyed are beautifully exhibited. Do not miss the out door sculpture areas. Have lunch at the In Situ restaurant that features recipies from restaurants around the world

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Ketchum, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely museum lots to see....Currently: German Expressionism exhibit. Great space and beautifully displayed. Central downtown location.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So many different aspects of art and sculpture and photography in one afternoon nearly wore me out . . . so many exciting pieces to see. The special exhibits were more extensive than expected. So the visit was a big tiring. Thank goodness there were many places to sit to recoup before onto the next gallery. What a great way... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Like the new expansion on the inside. The outside is nothing special. Great photo exhibit of San Francisco during various eras.

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Burbank, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting tickets was easy through their website, online, via my phone, for a specific time, same day. For whatever reason LTE and 4G work faster in SF (I live in LA) than any Wifi down south. When I checked in (my coat), a really nice coat check woman told me how best to go through that day, since there were... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plan to spend two hours minimum. We took the elevator to the top & walked the steps between floors. While I don't necessarily understand much of modern art, I appreciated the creativity, the techniques, the thought behind the pieces. The exhibits were well placed; seemed to have lots of blank wall space as if more art was coming soon. The... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting and diverse collection of modern art well laid out. I spent over 3 hours in this museum. There was a impressive selection of paintings that represented 20 and 21 century artists, a few that had me mesmerized. At the time I was there, there were a few special shows that totally engaged my interest. This museum will be at... More 

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Park City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is very nice and has some great exhibits. It is a huge building. (7 floors). Great deal for military members, free admission.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to many museums over the years, and very much enjoyed my visit here. Despite not being as much into Modern Art, I found their collection not only impressive in itself, but also presented beautifully and creatively. It was easy to navigate the various galleries/levels and had enough to enjoy for a few hours without feeling that you were... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't be in San Francisco and miss this museum! The Bruce Conner exhibit runs through Jan. 22! It is amazing! What a prolific and broad artist! Lots of modern art in every corner! My 9 year old boy and 16 year old daughter enjoyed the 4.5 hours we spent there! There are 7 floors & we made it to... More 

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South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighbourhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighbourhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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