San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, CA

151 Third StreetSan Francisco, CA 94103
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Dedicated to preserving art for future generations, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is filled with renowned exhibits and works of art. Recognizing all forms of art including media, film, paint, architecture, and more, SFMOMA features works by renowned, Bay area, and upcoming artists. With a growing collection of more than 30,000 masterpieces, this is a must-see San Francisco museum.


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SFMOMA is dedicated to making the art for our time a vital and meaningful part of public life. For that reason, we assemble unparalleled collections, create exhilarating exhibitions, and develop engaging public programs. In all of these endeavors, we are guided by our enduring commitment to fostering creativity and embracing new ways of seeing the world.

Open Friday – Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays, Thanksgiving & Christmas Day

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"The space! Huge and amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 24, 2020 NEW
The Space! Huge and amazing. We decided to start fom the top (seventh) floor and work our way down. We spent four hours and we was blown away by the excellent display of world quality art we had the pleasure of admiring. We liked the experimental photo exhibition, paintings and sculptures. Overall the facility is clean, well run and a great place. It has two coffee shops: Cafe 5 at the fifth floor an Sightglass at the third floor. There is also a 'admission free' coffee kiosk at first floor offering coffee service and pastry for those short on time. Most of all, we LOVED the SPACE and the light! It is a 'must see' if you are in San Francisco.
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"No Context"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2020 NEW
Go to New York's MOMA if you want to understand how modern art developed. SF MOMA is strong in some areas, but fails utterly in presenting the panoply of the modern era.
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steve m
phoenix, Arizona, USA
"Always a treat"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 19, 2020 NEW
We never get tired of visiting this museum and would recommend to anyone with a passion for representational fine art. Lots of great space.
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Carla P
Lorena, Texas
"Start at the Top Floor!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2020 NEW
The layout is confusing and it's hard to know where to start. Finally I asked a guard and she suggested to start at the top floor, 7th floor, and work your way down. I did this and she was right. A very eclectic collection. I loved the collection of astronaut suits, both historical ones and ones used in films.
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wynne j
Cowbridge, United Kingdom
"It was a cloudy day so went here....!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 09, 2020 NEW
Was not open on the wed morning when we initially went along here. So when it was v cloudy a few days later we decided to try again. I must say modern art does not do much for me. I think the Moma at NY was much better than this one. The murals on the 2 walls near the entrance is supposed to depict the great American struggle with life and existence and how American history evolved but to me the murals just depicted a line drawing mess....made u[ of various colors. My wife was more into it. I wont be going there again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Do I need to purchase an admissions ticket to look at the public areas in the museum?
The free public spaces on Floors 1 and 2 open at 10:00 am daily and do not require a ticket. Enjoy artist JR's Chronicles of San Francisco, Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 895: Loopy Doopy (white and blue), and Julie Mehretu’s HOWL, eon (I, II), or visit our two Museum Stores. To enter the galleries, a ticket is required.

Can I bring my food and/or beverages in the museum?
No. Eating, drinking, smoking, or sleeping is prohibited in the Museum. You may bring sealed food and drink containers into the museum if they are packed away in a bag and not consumed inside the galleries. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has designated areas for eating and drinking including Café 5, Sightglass at SFMOMA, and In Situ.

Are strollers allowed in the museum?
Unless otherwise noted on the gallery or specific exhibit, strollers are permitted inside the museum.

Can I bring a backpack inside?
Yes, however, backpacks must be carried or worn on your front at all times.

Does the museum offer parking?
SFMOMA’s garage on Minna Street is a few steps from the museum’s main entrance on Third Street. Plus, parking on site directly supports the museum, which means more great art for you!

Limited bicycle parking is also available.