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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: 14153574000
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Amazing Collection!

If you have an interest in art you do not want to miss this gallery. It has an amazing collection of outstanding modern artworks. Lots of Warhol, Lichtenstein, Thiebauld, Chuck... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everyone said we had to go as it had recently reopened. It costs $25 per adult and the museum usually closes at 5pm. The space is wonderful; very light and airy. We enjoyed the outside areas and the art that was there. As we had less than 4 hours (our tickets were for 1:15) we started our exploration from the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you have an interest in art you do not want to miss this gallery. It has an amazing collection of outstanding modern artworks. Lots of Warhol, Lichtenstein, Thiebauld, Chuck Close etc. The building itself is fantastic and great to see. Well set up for ticket sales - no long lines and museum staff helpful. Good food/drink options. We started... More 

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Limassol Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was surprised to find that there was not a long queue, I had bought my ticket already and arrived 30 minutes early as they suggest. It was quiet but got busy mid morning. I was keen to visit the newly extended museum and was not disappointed. The gallery talks were excellent as was the audio guide. However the battery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent collection in a fabulous building. I arrived around 10am on a Tuesday and there was no queue, and plenty of room in the museum. The collection is wide ranging, but not the best if you just want to tick off a list of famous pictures.

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Deephaven, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The collection is extensive and well presented. Each gallery is focused and the recorded descriptions are available from an iPhone app. Attended a lecture on Rothko that was well done. The diverse collection represents the generosity of the Fisher family in many galleries. The app is really good. Plan three hours. About to have lunch at in Situ. The gourmet... More 

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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Is bigger and better than before. We visit this time with my teenagers and they really enjoy the visit to this museum. I had visited before the remodelation. Before was 5 floors now are 7 floors. Wider and bigger salons were you can enjoy walking admiring more modern artist. Will visit again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I made my first trip to this museum within five days of the much-anticipated opening of the new wing. I only wish I had been able to spend more time, although the 75 minutes there were just enough to refresh my spirit and whet my appetite to see more the next time I'm in San Francisco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Superb exterior and interior architecture sited near the Moscone Convention Center and park. Outstanding collection of modern art with many previously unseen pieces now out on display. Don't miss it! Enjoy. ...

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san francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Today was the first time I've visited the new MOMA. it's wonderful. Very much like the architecture of the revised building and the collection is fabulous. Special kudos for the audio tour - outstanding way to get around and learn. I'll go often.

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Mountain View, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went on a date to SFMOMA this past weekend and loved it. Loved the art, but also the layout of the museum. Some artists like Richter, Liechtenstein etc have numerous paintings. Great depth. Negatives I dont think of a major art museum displaying lithographs. Was surprised to see four Lichtenstein Lithos on display. Would love more docents or knowledge employees... More 

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