After 3 years of renovation, the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art has reopened to the public to show off it’s major facelift! I had the opportunity to visit earlier this week for the first time since it’s opened and I was blown away by the airy and bright interior among the 7 floors inside museum. Depending on your schedule and interests, a trip here can take all day or only a few hours. I’m sharing my first look into the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art including my favorite exhibit and top floors to discover along with a few insider tips!
FAVORITE EXHIBITS, ARTISTS + PIECES
Richard Serra, Sequence – This interactive, free standing structure allows you to walk through a mini maze of “interlocking ellipses” located on Floor 1.
Wayne Thiebaud– This American born artist creates oil on canvas paintings of bright scenes and common items in the most a beautiful manner. Don’t miss Display Cakes located floor 2 as part of Art of Northern California: Three Stories.
Typeface To Interface– Dating back to 1950, the collection of graphic design at the SFMOMA was one of my favorites, It’s intriguing to see how design in advertising and technology has progressed and stayed the same through the decades. This collection is located on Floor 6.
The Living Wall– The 29 foot living wall was naturally one of my favorite aspects of the museum. 40% of the wall is covered by native California plants, the wall have 4 distinct microclimates and is even more stunning in person! You can learn more about how the wall was constructed by Principal and Lead Designer of Habitat Horticulture, David Benner. Gain access to the living wall on Floor 3.
Pop, Minimal & Figurative Art– I love the bold pop art addressing political and social issues from artist such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtensteinin from the 1960’s. This exhibit is located on Floor 5.
TIPS & GOOD TO KNOWS
Free Public Space– Short on time? The MOMA offers 45,000 square feet of admission free art space if you don’t have many hours to explore the entire space! Some awesome free spots of check out are Richard Serra’s Sequence, Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 895: Loopy Doopy and Chris Johanson’s I Do Not Know but Am Open to Learning.
Food + Drink– Go for the art and stay for a meal! The SFMOMA’s cafes offer an atmosphere perfect for grabbing a bite to eat and sip coffee, and they just so happen to be just as modern as the rest of the space. Serving Sightglass Coffee on floor 3 and a beautiful cafe at the sculpture garden, you’ll want to stick around!
Gallery Talks– There are talks throughout the day at the SFMOMA which provide more details into specific artists. Be sure to check out the Event and Exhibition Schedule so you don’t miss anything you’d like to experience!
The SFMOMA App– Yup, you guessed it! The MOMA has an app which allows you to hear narratives as you browse the galleries within the museum. With hosts from members of the SF Giants organization and comedians from HBO’s Silicon Valley, this isn’t like an audio tour you’ve heard! You can download the app here.
151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA
Tickets: Adult $25 | 18 and under: Free