The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States and a thriving cultural center for the Bay Area. Their remarkable collection of paintings, sculptures, photography, architecture, design, and media arts, is housed in a LEED Gold-certified building designed by the global architects Snøhetta and Mario Botta.
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In addition to seven gallery floors, SFMOMA offers 45,000 square feet of free, art-filled public space open to all. SFMOMA believes the art of the time is vital and shares it with passion and purpose. The idea that art and the creative process can open minds and help build a better world drives the museum curators to assemble unparalleled collections, create exhilarating exhibitions, and develop engaging public programs that connect with the community.
SFMOMA features a handsome mix of ongoing exhibits. "On a Clear Day: Agnes Martin and Mark Bradford" explores the abstract works of Agnes Martin and Mark Bradford. "JR: The Chronicles of San Francisco" is a sprawling digital mural that explores a cross-section of the lives of 1,200 San Franciscans. Discover dynamic sculptures in "Carol Bove and John Chamberlain: Converse". "Julie Mehretu: HOWL, eon (I, II)" explores the American West through landscapes. "Open Ended: Painting and Sculpture 1900 to Now" examines the history of modern art through paintings and sculptures. "German Art After 1960" is a collection of single-artist galleries devoted to leading German artists. "Approaching American Abstraction" is comprised of abstract works from American artists since 1950. and "Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art" features works from Pop and Minimal artists from the 1960s and beyond.
SFMOMA isn't just a place to see art—it's a museum focused on ideas. "Projects + Perspectives" is the hub for making connections, asking questions, and exploring art’s relationship to current events. "Notes on Border Crossing" explores the issues surrounding immigration and displacement in America and around the world through the perspective of artists.
"Artist Interviews" allow visitors to hear from some of the most forward-thinking artists of the time, in their own words, as they share their stories, creative processes, and how they bring their visions to life. Journey with artists through the Pacific Northwest, postindustrial Germany, suburban Mexico, and beyond in an examination of how artists picture the environment in the series "Picturing the Environment."
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