SFMOMA, a prerequisite for culture lovers

contemporary art
SFMOMA, a prerequisite for culture lovers

First museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art on the west coast, this is a must-see during your stay in Frisco.

Between the tall buildings of San Francisco, the Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is like no other: you cannot miss its distinctive architecture, characterised by its graphic facade. Opened in 1935, it was the first museum dedicated to this theme on this side of the United States. In 2016, major works were done enabling the museum to triple its area, over 4,000 sqm of which is accessible free of charge.
The establishment is divided into four spaces: one dedicated to architecture and design, a second to media arts, a third to painting and sculpture and the last devoted to photography. Designed one on top of the other, exhibition spaces welcome distinct universes, extended by terraces and sculptures gardens. The facade appears to mimic the fog effects and light changes in San Francisco Bay. Above all, the goal was to create a link between spaces. Here, many artists, more or less well-known, are exposed. For example, you will have the opportunity to admire the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edvard Munch, Otto Dix and Irving Penn, each of which is magnificently highlighted by the architecture.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

+1 415 357 4000