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Address: 151 3rd St, Enter on Howard or Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-3107
Phone Number: +1 415-357-4000
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Tue 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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A world class museum in a world class building

We spent a lovely three hours there, between the standing collection and an amazing exhibition on the artist Bruce Conner. The building itself and the galleries are works of art.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a lovely three hours there, between the standing collection and an amazing exhibition on the artist Bruce Conner. The building itself and the galleries are works of art.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very impressed with the quality of art work on display at SF MoMA. Being in that beautiful building with stunning architecture was a huge plus for me. Several highlights for me - Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol, the Oculus Bridge on 5th Floor, Antony Gormley, "Quantum Cloud VIII," 1999, and of course the sculpture of that "Policeman" Duane Hanson made in... More 

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Charleston, SC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 5 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks 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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