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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

151 Third Street, Between Mission and Howard Streets, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SoMa)
415 357 4000
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Ranked #60 of 375 attractions in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
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Owner description: SFMOMA's building is closed for expansion construction through early 2016. You can now find SFMOMA on the go, presenting exhibitions and programs... more » Owner description: SFMOMA's building is closed for expansion construction through early 2016. You can now find SFMOMA on the go, presenting exhibitions and programs around the Bay Area. For more information please visit: www.sfmoma.org/onthego « less
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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just to be clear, the actual museum is closed for renovations, until 2016. If you don't get through all of the details on the cluttered website, or is you just go with what is in a guidebook you may not realize that the museum location on 3rd is closed. There are exhibits in other locations, but if you wander by... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

SFMOMA is the greatest collection of modern art I have ever seen. I was impressed by the large number of pieces by the YBAs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Next best thing to MOMA in NY. Wonderful space and architecture. Terrific exhibits that change periodically.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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282 helpful votes 282 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

There are some phenomenal pieces on display from unknown, new artists. If you are going expecting to see a lot of the modern "classics" or more established, big name artists, you'll be disappointed in the SFMOMA. If you want to gain exposure to new and exciting artists, this is the place to do it. The layout of this museum is... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Went with my girlfriend (now wife) on a 4 day SF trip. She is a much more avid cultural/museum goer than I am but we both really enjoyed both the building itself as well as the exhibits. Check on the rotating exhibits depending on when you visit.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I loved SFMOMA! I fell in love with all of the Diego Rivera and Andy Warhol pieces there. My BF did not dig it - he said it was too artsy so my time there was cut short. I would definitely go there by myself next time or with someone that's a bit more "artsty", take your time there's lots... More

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I have had the pleasure of visiting MOMA in both NYC and SF. The time spent in these museums counts as some of the high points of my life. I cannot recommend enough that a visitor to either city takes an afternoon to lose themselves in MOMA, exploring the treasures on offer. The exhibits are diverse, the presentation is flawless,... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This is one of the best art galleries I have been to. Had amazing exhibitions and a large range of artwork including sculptures and photographs. Could definitely spend all day here. The staff are extremely helpful and kind.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

i just want to avoid you to be disappointed. we walk there with great expectation to find out it was closed. granted there is the complex of Yerba buena next to it. but still. .. before you go, check when it is going to reopen. so forget about my rating . i had to put one but it is not... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

After being disappointed with seattle are museum and the de young, the SFMOMA was a breath of fresh air. Me and my girlfriend enjoyed the collection and the building very much and would recommend a visit to anyone that enjoys modern art.

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