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SFMOMA Reopens

Tripling its original exhibition space, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopens after a three-year expansion.

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  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) expansion front view, picture
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    Photo: Henrik Kam
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    The original museum was designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta in 1994.
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) expansion rear view, picture
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    The internationally acclaimed architecture firm Snøhetta designed a 10-story, 235,000-square-foot addition.
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) expansion interior, picture
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    Photo: Henrik Kam
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    In the Howard Street Gallery, you can view Richard Serra’s Sequence from the roman seating.

Reopening May 14 after a three-year expansion, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art keeps its familiar 1995 redbrick building with iconic striped oculus and gains a 10-story white addition. The project nearly triples SFMOMA's exhibition space. Inside, you'll encounter playful Calder mobiles, portraits by Matisse and Kahlo, historic and modern photographs, thought-provoking videos, and 1,900 other works.

The new space presents a kaleidoscope of art from the 20th and 21st centuries in what is now the largest museum in Northern California.

 

 

This article was first published in Summer 2016. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.