This year marks the SFMOMA's 75th year, and to celebrate the museum is mounting a variety of exhibits marking the museum's origins and contributions to the city of San Francisco. As I wandered the five floors, I was particularly taken by The View from Here, an exhibit of photography. I am a fan of historic photography, and I was thrilled to take in images of Yosemite from the 1800's and panoramas of pre-earthquake San Francisco hung in the same room. Work by Dorthea Lange, Carrie Mae Weems, and Ansel Adams hung amidst that of their contemporaries forming an exhibit with accessible bite.
The Gypsy’s Essentials
- Location: on Third Street between Mission and Howard
- Price: $15 per person; students and seniors get discounted tickets for $9 with ID; children under 12 are free
- Who will love it?: photographers, architects and anyone interested in cool-looking buildings filled with modern art;
- Notes: SFMOMA has great resources for visiting families. Stop by the Koret Visitor Education Center on the 2nd floor for handouts and child-centered activities to enrich a family visit to the museum. SFMOMA also currently offers two iPhone tours -- apps that offer a guided tour through parts of the museum's collection: the Rooftop Garden iPhone Tour and the Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile Tour. Visit the iPhone app store for more details.
151 Third Street
San Francisco, California 94103
The museum has a reasonably-priced parking garage if you are planning to drive. I parked for nearly four hours for $9 (yes, that's reasonable in San Francisco). The cheaper, greener alternative, however, is mass transit. SFMOMA is accessible via bus and BART lines. Check the museum website for more details.
* Bonus Points if you can find Waldo while visiting SFMOMA!
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UpdateA note of congratulations! This week the SFMOMA announced that they have raised $250 million so far in their expansion campaign. When they reach their goal, $480 million, the museum will build a large addition offering more exhibition space and will house the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection.
Read more: SF MOMA Raises $250 million in 6 months