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- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 81%Family Travelers
- 73%History Buffs
- 65%Local Culture
- 59%Luxury Travelers
- 53%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (92)
- SF MoMAMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Nov 16, 2013
I'm not a HUGE fan of modern art but SF Moma is nothing less than it's NYC brother.
The exhibitions were amazing, the building itself is really cool and whatever you do, don't leave without visiting the shop. Here you will find awesome gifts for everyone.
- SF MoMANov 07, 2013
The SF MoMa is my favorite museum in the city--it's a got a great (and varied) permanent collection and typically has interesting temporary exhibits too. Depending on your mood, it's an easy place to spend a couple hours or an entire day. And if you're looking for a unique gift/memento/impulse buy, the gift shop is a good bet.
- SF MoMAMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Oct 22, 2013
One of the foremost modern art museums in the United States, SF MoMA is recognized internationally for its commitment to preserving and displaying 20th century art. From Matisse to Magritte and Rothko to Picasso, the who's who of the modernist art movement are a part of their 27,000 piece collection. The photography and sculpture exhibits are also quite impressive, as is the never-ending array of special events and guest exhibits. When you're done, grab a cup of Blue Bottle Coffee from the bar upstairs and enjoy it in the outdoor sculpture garden.
- SF MoMAOct 21, 2013
This amazing museum is always full of surprises - with a stunning permanent collection and a steady stream of temporary exhibitions, you'll find something that will blow your mind.
- SF MoMAMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 18, 2013
SF's premiere modern art museum, both the collections here and the cool modern building that houses them are top-notch. Everyone will have a different favorite, but their collection of early modernist painting is particularly fantastic, with great pieces from Rothko, Kahlo and Paul Klee.
- SF MoMAMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Oct 15, 2013
A solid modern art museum, this one is housed in a very interesting building and is enhanced by a good bookshop and a good cafe.
- SF MoMAMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 11Oct 05, 2013
We were going to go see the Afghanistan artifacts exhibit at the Asian Art Museum (this it's last weekend in SF) but the line was Huge! and around the corner.
So my favorite relative, who has a shorter fuse for patience and lines to museums than I (we just spent 30 minutes 2 weeks ago trying to get into the Academy of Sciences, and another 30 getting into the Rain Forest exhibit there), agreed to switch venues and go to SFMOMA.
There was no line to get into SFMOMA. It wasn't that crowded at all. This is perhaps because they're a bit in transition as far as exhibits. Several sections on floors 2 and 3 are under construction for new exhibits. Still, there is a good selecton of different exhibits right now.
For paintings, some late French Impressionist works from the likes of Henri Matisse; a few great 20th century New York artist pieces from Johns and Rauschenberg; a few Surrealism pieces led by Salvadore Dali.
A full floor of photography exhibits from a large everyday man portraits display to international street scenes.
The conceptual art area had some interesting installations, including many that were interactive, like the painted VW bus with a digital Time Capsule you can load your photos into, or the platform where you can make your own conceptual art, where you are part of the installation.
The feature exhibit on the top floor was with artist Martin Puryear. His "sculptures" are mostly made of natural elements, predominately wood, and hint vaguely of animals, large natural containers, and simple shapes and lines for the eye to follow. As you walk into the downstairs lobby, two of his works reach high into the atrium some 20 - 30 feet.
Of course, some of the most appealing artistic values at SFMOMA is the building architecture itself, with its great use of space, light, and textures.
- SF MoMA Community ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 21, 2013
I'll be honest. I didn't always respect modern art. There was a time when I thought it was all paint splattered toilet bowls or cans of soup glued against blank canvas. Yes, there's still some "modern art" that I find silly or borderline pretentious, however most of what I see in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is quite beautiful and profound.
Because of its wonderful location, I've made it a ritual to spend the afternoon here during their monthly free days (the first Tuesday of each month). While it's not my favorite museum in the city, it's the one I visit most. I've gotten to know and love the permanent collection, and I'm always excited to see a new exhibition come through. Of all the exhibitions I've seen here, the photographs intrigue me the most. There's something about seeing old photographs of faraway places that really transport you out of your time.
Whether you work downtown or you're just visiting, SF MoMA is a great place to catch your breath and escape for a bit. And when you're done meandering through the galleries, a nice cup of Blue Bottle coffee awaits you in the cafe and garden upstairs. Not too bad.
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Aliases: SFMOMA, MOMA, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art