SFMOMA Museum of Modern Art of San Francisco
What you need to know

SFMOMA offers the West Coast’s most comprehensive collection of modern and contemporary art as well as an ever-changing program of special exhibitions.


Whether you are a first-timer or a returning visitor to San Francisco, you cannot skip the SF Museum of Modern Art, SFMOMA, home of some of the most important pieces in Modern & Contemporary Art in the world! SFMOMA is the most important museum in San Francisco, founded in 1935 it was the first museum on the West Coast devoted entirely to modern art.

Located just a short distance from Downtown SF, the building has been completely renovated by famous Swiss Architect Mario Botta. Externally the building is a pleasant red-brick building with no windows, but inside the brightness is rich and comes entirely from the large skylights on the ceiling.

The exhibited Artworks are numerous and important, located on the first floor the Architecture & Design section features a number of important projects of architects of the twenties as well as interesting educational films.
On the second floor you will find Artworks of the great Masters of the early twentieth century including Picasso and Matisse and other famous American artists such as Max Beckmann.
The third floor is dedicated to the World of Photography with works from 1943.
The fourth floor is dedicated to special exhibits. The Museum also features an incredible Rooftop Garden with incredible views of the city and its bay!

Map: Location and Admission

  • LOCATION: 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • HOURS: Friday through Tuesday 10 am–5 pm - Thursday 10 am–9 pm - Closed Wednesday. Open until 9 pm on Saturdays, May 25 through September 2. - SFMOMA is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
  • ADMISSION: Adult $25 - Senior (65 years and older) $22 - Age 19–24 with ID $19 - Age 18 and under Free - San Francisco CityPASS* Save up to 45%


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