After a three-year hiatus, SFMOMA has unveiled a Snøhetta-led expansion that makes it the largest modern art space in the nation, easily housing entire floors of abstract American art and minimalist and pop art. There’s an entire gallery devoted to Alexander Calder, with a focus on his work between the 1920s and 1960s. The Pritzker Center for Photography dedicates about 15,000 square feet to photography, more than any other U.S. art museum. The open-ceiling seventh floor houses nothing but contemporary art. Nearly 45,000 square feet of the museum's ground floor galleries are free and open to the public, and admission is free for visitors 18 and under.
After a three-year expansion, the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a must-see San Francisco destination. The new museum boasts 170,000 square feet of gallery space, houses the famed Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, devotes almost an entire floor to photography, features cutting-edge architecture, and is always free for visitors age 18 and under.
SFMOMA is open to the public seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Labor Day. Buy tickets at SFMOMA.org.