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SFMOMA

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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SoMa, San Francisco
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  • Tammy Camp
    "local because the Blue Bottle Coffee upstairs"(7 Tips)
    Shivram S.
    "Wonderful rooftop garden to top it off."(7 Tips)
    Sarah
    "Listen to Avery Trufelman's audio tours on the SFMOMA app 👌🏼"(7 Tips)
    Bluewolf
    "How about some Matisse, Picasso, and Parisian Avant-Garde?"(3 Tips)
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  • Wilson F.
    Wilson Favre-DelerueSeptember 30, 2016
    The Snøhetta wing has vastly expanded the original Mario Botta building, though the new galleries don't benefit from much natural light. They are spacious, however, and the collection superb.
  • Ashley B.
    Ashley Bowles6 days ago
    Been here 5+ times
    An incredible collection of modern and contemporary art. Not to be missed! You only need to go a couple of times to make the membership worth it.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Daniel
    DanielNovember 21, 2016
    Download the museum "immersive walks". Incredible Experience. Program for a whole day. You can have lunch outside and come back. Desert must be the Tiramissu at the cafe on fifth floor. Stunning!
  • Nick P.
    Nick Pino1 week ago
    One of the best values in SF. A museum for $25? That's fantastic. Open later on Thursdays and definitely avoid it during a rainy day - everyone and their mother shows up here. The MOMA app is terrible
  • JenKudu
    JenKuduMay 23, 2016
    Don't miss the 2nd floor bathrooms. Pace yourself. The cafe actually has really great food and desserts!
  • Bình H.
    Bình HàOctober 30, 2016
    I don't think there is any excuse for an art lover to miss this place. Even though you might know all the works, they offer a wide range of tours around the museum to join in to expain your knownledge
  • 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
  • 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
    Upvoted Dec 26, 2016
  • 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
  • Mike D.
    Mike DJune 7, 2016
    If you like modern art, this place ticks all the boxes. Plus a tasty cafe and Sightglass coffee on site
  • Stellaa D.
    Stellaa DuhartJuly 30, 2016
    They have a coffee shop, every museum should do this. We visited the Graphic Design Exhibition, the Photography and the Pop art. We still missed 4 floors.
  • Tzippi Z.
    Tzippi ZachMay 27, 2016
    Gorgeous new building, impressive contemporary collection, and good coffee. Become a member--there's too much to see in one or two visits.
  • Timothy B.
    Timothy BurdonMay 20, 2016
    The Rothko on the 2nd floor should not be missed
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Cindy Y.
    Cindy Y.May 16, 2016
    awesome place! definitely worth a visit and be sure to come early and wear comfortable shoes because there will be lots of walking!
  • Robert W.
    Robert WOctober 2, 2016
    Vast collection means you can't see everything. Consider grabbing the audio guide or downloading the iOS app for interactive tours. Definitely adds to the experience!
  • James B.
    James BrownMay 9, 2016
    Start on floor 7 and work your way to the bottom floor.
  • ✈✈ 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.
  • Israel S.
    Israel SMay 9, 2016
    Go out to the terrace and catch your breath. There's a secondary one behind the oculus bridge that is less crowded.
  • 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.
  • Anna L.
    Anna LahtiJanuary 24
    The app is great and so are the audio tours (immersive walks) you can chose from the app. Loved the "I don't get it" walk. ☺👌🏻
  • Annie P.
    Annie ParkOctober 21, 2016
    The remodel is spectacular and overwhelming, make sure to make a day of it. Sightglass coffee on site is a great break spot.
  • jansen c.
    jansen cDecember 3, 2016
    Good collections, you might be able to find parking on the street than parking at the expensive garage
  • Matthias H.
    Matthias HohmannJune 13, 2016
    Download the app and follow some of the immersive tours, one of the best museum experiences I had
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LopinskyJune 16, 2016
    7 floors worth of art - you can definitely spend a whole day in here
  • 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
  • Martin A.
    Martin AnguloJune 17, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you live in the city, a membership is a no-brainer. It'll pay itself off in no time!
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CaiMay 9, 2016
    Amazing food, world-class art, and friendly staff. What's not to like?
  • Vladyslav Z.
    Amazing place for inspiration. And great museum shop, beware, you may spend here more time than in museum itself
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NystromJuly 6, 2016
    Book 10a opening tix, start on 7th fl and work your way down after an early lunch at the 5th floor eatery.
  • Susan L.
    Susan L.May 7, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The new space is so large and gorgeous.
  • 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 :)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • FilmSchools.com
    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
  • Josue E.
    Josue EvillaSeptember 30, 2016
    Beautiful building. Uncrowded. Fantastic collection. Must see!
  • Garry T.
    Garry TanJanuary 7
    The courtyard on the 5th floor is a nice place for toddlers to get some safe wandering space.
  • Natalia K.
    Natalia KataokaNovember 4, 2016
    So beautiful with a lot of important artists. Spend 4h and didn't regret it. Amazing!
  • Kensie S.
    Kensie SmithJanuary 12, 2013
    Go up to the 5th floor and walk across the bridge to the rooftop patio.
  • Andrew F.
    Andrew FisterMay 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Brand new building, great stuff from Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, etc, Sightglass Coffee bar on floor 3.
  • Erin P.
    Erin PerryNovember 24, 2012
    Be sure to check out Rauschenberg's "Collections" on the 2nd floor - my favourite piece of modern art!
  • 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
  • Matt L.
    Matt LewMay 22, 2016
    If you're smart, go take the elevator to the top floor, and make your way down the beautiful stairwells.
  • Joseph L.
    Joseph LeSeptember 10, 2016
    It's HUGE. Be sure to give yourself enough time to check out everything! Took us 3+ hours
  • Dave H.
    Dave HoltzJuly 12, 2016
    Definitely download their app - it's wonderfully done and improves the experience immensely.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Fine art pairs perfectly with fine dining! The MICHELIN Red Guide mobile app is $0.99 for a limited time only! http://bit.ly/BayAreaapp Read more
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamJanuary 18
    SFMOMA stands out because of its incredible collection and it's extremely well curated galleries.
  • Kat .
    Kat 🐱July 29, 2016
    If you are between 19-24 years old, get the young adult ticket to save a few bucks.
  • 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 ParentsConnect.com Read more
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