San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art.
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Founded in 1935, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is a modern art museum located in San Francisco, California. A nonprofit organization, SFMOMA holds an internationally recognized collection of modern and contemporary art and was the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art. The museum’s current collection includes over 29,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts.
The SFMOMA building, designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, closed temporarily in June 2013 for a two-and-a-half-year expansion project.
Designed by architecture firm Snøhetta and scheduled to open in early 2016, the expansion will more than double the museum’s gallery spaces and provide almost six times as much public space as the current building, allowing SFMOMA to showcase an expanded collection along with the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection of contemporary art. While the museum building is closed, SFMOMA is presenting exhibitions and public programs at partner museums and other venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Installation view of Mark di Suvero at Crissy Field, Mother Peace (1969–70) pictured in the foreground, Old Buddy (For Rosko) (1993– 95) in the background; © Mark di Suvero. Photo: Matthew Millman
Photo: Myleen Hollero