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Museum of Modern Art

Museum of Modern Art
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Type of Attraction
Museums, Buildings & Monuments
Neighborhood
Central
Interests That Apply
Art, Architecture, Shopping, Photography, Local Culture, History
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Price: $15-$20
Admission is half-price Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. The first Tuesday of each month is free admission. The last admission is sold 45 minutes before the museum closes.
Is there parking?: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Mobility Assistance Available: Wheelchair
Notes: Visitors may borrow wheelchairs and strollers from the museum's coat check.
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch
Restrooms: Available
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Museum of Modern Art

SFMOMA

Modern Art for the Masses


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Address: Phone:
151 3rd St
(between Howard and Mission Sts)
San Francisco, CA 94103
+1 415 357 4000
Fax: +1 415 357 4037

Description

This unique museum opened in 1935 as the San Francisco Museum of Art and originally only showcased art from the 20th century. In 1995, the museum moved to its current location and occupies a striking building designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta. Today, the museum houses a large collection of 20th century artists; highlights include Jackson Pollock, Ansel Adams, Frida Kahlo, Pablo Picasso, and many more. Although only a limited number of works are on display at a time, the museum frequently rotates their collection and also features various temporary exhibitions throughout the year. They also offer many public programs, including teacher workshops and in-depth spotlights on different exhibitions.


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Times & Dates

Open Hours: 11am-5:45pm daily - closed Wed, open until 8:45pm Thurs, open at 10am in summer
Notes: The museum has extended hours during the summer; check website or call for details.
Visit Time: 1hr-3hr
Average Wait Time: 15-30min
Price: $15-$20
Price Notes: Admission is half-price Thursday evenings from 6pm-9pm. The first Tuesday of each month is free admission. The last admission is sold 45 minutes before the museum closes.

Exposure

Indoor with climate control.
Restrictions: Put your voicemail to work, and turn off those cell phones before you enter. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the words will have to do in this case—no cameras allowed.


Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: All Ages
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 5, 9, 14,15, 30, 38, 45. MUNI Metro Lines: J-Church, K-Ingleside, L-Taraval, M-Oceanview, N-Judah (use Montgomery St or Powell St station). BART: Mongomery St or Powell St station.
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Subway Taxi Walking
Parking Availability: Yes
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: There is a parking garage at 147 Minna St, between Third and New Montgomery Sts, behind the museum.


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