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.

Summer (May 19 – September 2)
Open Sunday – Tuesday and Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Open Thursday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed on Wednesday.

Year Round
Open Friday – Tuesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open Thursday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Closed Wednesday.

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
"Nice place to visit in a rainy day "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 18, 2019 NEW
Had a great experience exploring modern art and some photography’s history as well as an activism movement. I was totally blown out to learn the background of some artist and their way of expressing their own thoughts and feelings through art.
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New York City, New York
"Beautiful and spacious "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 13, 2019 NEW
A great deal of thought was put into this space, in that the works of art are displayed in a spectacular manner. We are not modern art aficionados. We particularly enjoyed the Stettner photographs and the Sea Ranch presentation.
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Romsey, Australia
"Is history art?"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 12, 2019 NEW
Spent an interesting six hours at the gallery . Felt the entrance price was dear and would have prevented young people and those on lower incomes entry which is a great shame . The Lacy exhibition though interesting in its own right was questionable as to whether it was Art ? Political informative historical provocative - yes - but Art ? Probably not The gallery itself is spacious well lit and easily accessible. the range of art is mostly American art including the famous such as Warhol ,Calder , Ellsworth Kelly, couple of Rothcos etc. and the lesser known but equally worthy of display. As vast as the collection is it appears to have gaps in the modern art story - few female artists and indigenous artists are represented and little by the way of significant non American modern artists displayed. The sculpture garden was underwhelming and there was little sculpture displayed and what was there was underwhelming ( though I did live the Matisse sculpture)
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"I prefer Guggenheim in NYC"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 09, 2019 NEW
SF MOMA is 7 storey tall located in downtown SFO. Admission is $25, the norm museum admission. SF MOMA is interesting and not too bad, but I still prefer the Guggenheim in NYC. Sorry
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Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
"Interesting Museum Visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 08, 2019 NEW
The exhibits at this museum are extremely modern so one needs to like that kind of art to appreciate a visit to this museum. the price to enter is $25 so it is costly for a brief museum visit. If you are not a fam of real modern art it is even more costly.
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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.