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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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SoMa, San Francisco
  • Tammy Camp
    "local because the Blue Bottle Coffee upstairs"(7 Tips)
    Shivram S.
    "Wonderful rooftop garden to top it off."(7 Tips)
    Bloompy B.
    "... with Picasso and Matisse, the significance of this show is that the..."(4 Tips)
    Renato V.
    "Go see the Dieter Rams collection while it's there."(3 Tips)
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  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 30, 2011
    Did you know? Opened in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast dedicated to contemporary and modern art. It was also one of the first museums to recognize photography as a fine art. Read more
  • Let's Go
    Let's GoApril 4, 2011
    Check out 5 spacious floors of photography, painting, media, and sculpture, with an emphasis on architecture and design. Best selection of 20th-century American & European art this side of NYC. Read more
  • Bloompy B.
    Bloompy BonvivantSeptember 17, 2011
    Puny compared to NY MoMA (what's not?) but packs meaningful exhibitions nevertheless. The top two floors showcase Special Exhibitions while the second floor displays revolving permanent collection.
  • Ramona
    RamonaApril 6, 2013
    Christian Marclay's "Clock" is a tremendous 24 hour montage of movies clips synchronized to your time of viewing. Limited myself to 1 hour knowing the line to see this artwork was extremely long.
  • ✈✈ Mhmtali. ✈✈
    The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Rooftop Garden was conceived as a gallery without a ceiling. Designed by Jensen Architects, it is a 2011 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture recipient.
  • Nilz F.
    Nilz FrancoSeptember 4, 2011
    Some rules-- No backpacks on your back (hold by your side or front is fine), no videos (non-flash photography is fine), no touching the furniture on display, no touching the Braun exhibit tables.
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 8, 2011
    Special exhibits, like the one on wine that lasts until April 17th, are always coming through, and the museum’s permanent collection will quench your thirst for high culture. Read more
    FilmSchools.comApril 29, 2011
    Attention film students! Definitely catch the 3:00 daily (except Wed.) screening of "Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer". The film looks at the parallels between his career & life with early cinema
  • Tablet Hotels
    Tablet HotelsFebruary 26, 2013
    Works by many modern artists, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Ansel Adams and Diego Rivera are housed in this iconic modern building, with a massive expansion underway.
  • Valentine's Day Movie
    Valentine's Day MovieFebruary 2, 2010
    Head straight for the rooftop garden, stopping for some Blue Bottle coffee on the 5th floor. Admittance to the MOMA is free on the first Tuesday of every month. #vday
  • Lauren A.
    Lauren AlbrechtSeptember 16, 2011
    its SFMOMA...srsly!! this museum has an amazing collection, excellent spot for amazing art historical on the look out for seminal Minter & Koons
    Downvoted Jun 22
  • SF Weekly
    SF WeeklyMay 24, 2011
    SF Weekly’s Best Of 2011 Winner – Editorial Pick – BEST PRIVATE CLUB ON THE CHEAP$80 a year buys you easy access to SFMOMA's rooftop garden and cafe, one of the city's most private public spaces... Read more
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BehleJune 1, 2013
    It's packed... So come with patience. Also they are giving away free tote bags... And museum is stating open until midnight. But if you want coffee in the gardens, that closes at 5pm
  • Tzippi Z.
    Gorgeous new building, impressive contemporary collection, and good coffee. Become a member--there's too much to see in one or two visits.
  • Cindy Y.
    Cindy Y.May 16
    awesome place! definitely worth a visit and be sure to come early and wear comfortable shoes because there will be lots of walking!
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduMay 23
    Don't miss the 2nd floor bathrooms. Pace yourself. The cafe actually has really great food and desserts!
    Upvoted Jun 22
  • Dora
    DoraJune 30, 2010
    Take a break at the Rooftop Sculpture Garden and Coffee Bar for a cup of Blue Bottle coffee for yourself and some hot chocolate and sweet treats for the kids. Powered by Read more
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    TEMPTU AIRbrush MakeupDecember 20, 2012
    Beautiful rooftop sculpture garden and constantly changing exhibits make SFMOMA a must-go place in SF for any art and design lovers.
  • Exploratorium
    ExploratoriumApril 20, 2012
    In movie theaters across the country, film projectors are being replaced by digital projectors. Have you watched a 35 mm film projection at SFMOMA yet? Projectionist Paul Clipson gives us a tour: Read more
  • Carrie H.
    Carrie HigginsMarch 21, 2010
    An audio tour is included with the price of admission. It illuminated everything I viewed and I have a much greater appreciation for the art.
  • Gavin H.
    Gavin HudsonJanuary 31, 2012
    After looking at the artwork, take a moment to step onto the outdoor deck and appreciate the shapes that the city's downtown skyline cuts.
  • Israel S.
    Go out to the terrace and catch your breath. There's a secondary one behind the oculus bridge that is less crowded.
    Upvoted May 12
  • Bloompy B.
    Bloompy BonvivantSeptember 17, 2011
    In addition to Gertrude Stein's importance to the Arts & Letters and friendship with Picasso and Matisse, the significance of this show is that the Steins hailed from the Bay Area.
  • Katy B.
    Katy BillsJanuary 10, 2010
    Great selection of books and jewelry. Great place to buy gifts. You don't need to purchase a museum ticket to go to the store.
  • Tammy Camp
    Tammy CampJanuary 11, 2013
    Make sure to buy a membership here if you are local because the Blue Bottle Coffee upstairs is perfect for coffee meetings :)
  • noel h.
    noel hidalgoNovember 22, 2010
    If you're from NYC, you'll be bored to death by the miniature nature of the layout. This place is best explored in a wheelchair.
  • Gabby H.
    Gabby HSeptember 6, 2009
    Go to the SFMOMA and head straight for the rooftop garden. Bypass the overpriced Blue Bottle Coffee line and enjoy the sun and statues.
  • Jose Antonio T.
    The Store is great, but the rest of the museam is less than average, not a lot of stuff to see it was actually a big dissapointment.
  • Shivram S.
    Shivram SJune 16, 2012
    Great way to spend the afternoon admiring and learning about art. Wonderful rooftop garden to top it off. Took about 3 hours to get through.
  • Matt L.
    Matt LewMay 22
    If you're smart, go take the elevator to the top floor, and make your way down the beautiful stairwells.
  • Matthias H.
    Download the app and follow some of the immersive tours, one of the best museum experiences I had
    Upvoted Jun 22
  • AD N.
    AD Nys2 weeks ago
    Book 10a opening tix, start on 7th fl and work your way down after an early lunch at the 5th floor eatery.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DJune 7
    If you like modern art, this place ticks all the boxes. Plus a tasty cafe and Sightglass coffee on site
    Upvoted Jun 22
  • Andrew F.
    Brand new building, great stuff from Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, etc, Sightglass Coffee bar on floor 3.
  • Collectrium
    CollectriumFebruary 15, 2011
    Make sure to visit their rooftop garden and grab an amazing cup of coffee at Blue Bottle Cafe. Read more
  • Dominic B.
    Dominic BocciJune 22, 2010
    Pollock's "Guardians of the Secret" made me love art. Go see it; it is one of the best paintings in the collection.
    BLOUIN ARTINFO ManagerSeptember 28, 2012
    We love the Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art exhibit at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art! Open until December 31st.
  • Island Bruin
    It still has that new museum smell. The standards are still on the 2nd floor, same as before the renovation/ expansion.
  • Hugo R.
    Hugo RamosNovember 1, 2011
    If you are more than one and will come often, consider the membership instead of the normal ticket
  • James B.
    Start on floor 7 and work your way to the bottom floor.
    Upvoted Jun 22
  • Dave H.
    Dave Holtz1 week ago
    Definitely download their app - it's wonderfully done and improves the experience immensely.
  • Vessel G.
    Vessel GalleryAugust 23, 2012
    Head over to the East Bay to Oakland Art Murmur to see "Creatures" at Vessel Gallery, ends September 1 - major glass installation show by J. Lin-Hsien Kung and Alex Abajian!
    SFMOMAAugust 24, 2010
    Take pics during your visit and tweet them @sfmoma or tag them "SFMOMA" on Flickr (and they'll show up on the museum's blog!). Read more
  • Erin P.
    Erin PerryNovember 24, 2012
    Be sure to check out Rauschenberg's "Collections" on the 2nd floor - my favourite piece of modern art!
    SFMOMAJuly 7, 2010
    Find the 2 hidden Waldos at SFMOMA. We have hidden them on buildings visible from the Rooftop area :) Read more
  • Martin A.
    If you live in the city, a membership is a no-brainer. It'll pay itself off in no time!
    Upvoted Jun 22
  • 99designs
    99designsDecember 1, 2011
    Alex99 shares the 10 Principles of Good Design he picked up during his visit to the Dieter Rams exhibit:
  • Kensie S.
    Kensie SmithJanuary 12, 2013
    Go up to the 5th floor and walk across the bridge to the rooftop patio.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Fine art pairs perfectly with fine dining! The MICHELIN Red Guide mobile app is $0.99 for a limited time only! Read more
  • Jeremy C.
    Amazing food, world-class art, and friendly staff. What's not to like?
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