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151 Third Street
San Francisco, California
Phone: 415 357 4000 --
TTY: 415 357 4154
20th century modernist and contemporary art: painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, media arts, architecture and design. Permanent collection and special exhibits.
The first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art, SFMOMA opened in 1935 on one floor of the War Memorial Veterans Building on 401 Van Ness Avenue. Sixty years later the Museum moved into a new building designed by renowned Swiss architect Mario Botta. The new facility doubles the space of the Museum's previous quarters and offers greatly expanded public amenities.
International in scope, SFMOMA's permanent collection consists of over 15,000 works, including painting, sculpture, and works on paper; photographs; architectural drawings, models and design objects; and a growing collection of works related to the media arts. The collection is distinguished by major paintings by artists associated with the American Abstract Expressionist school. It has strengths in German Expressionism; Fauvism, particularly the works of Henri Matisse; Mexican painting; and the art of the San Francisco Bay Area.
SFMOMA is also widely known for its collection of Southern California art; for the important promised gift of works by Paul Klee from the Djerassi Art Trust; and for its very active contemporary art acquisitions program.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a privately funded museum supported by its members, individual contributors to the Donor Circle, and corporate and foundation funders in the Donor Council. Annual programming is sustained through the generosity of the San Francisco Publicity and Advertising Fund/Grants for the Arts.
Visit our website at http://www.sfmoma.org.
While selections from SFMOMA's permanent collection, including new acquisitions, are always on view, the Museum also hosts and originates approximately 20 special traveling exhibitions on an annual basis.
Picturing Modernity: Photographs from the Permanent Collection
SFMOMA is located at 151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. The general information telephone number is 415/357-4000; the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) number is 415/357-4154; the fax number is 415/357-4037.
David A. Ross, Director
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