SF MOMA is free while supplies last


In just four days, San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art will close for nearly three years to undergo a massively ambitious $610 million renovation.

If you shudder at the thought of being separated from Rothko No. 14 until 2016, you’ll want to cram all you can into your postmodern brain until Sunday, while admission to SF MOMA is completely free.

10-story addition is due to emerge along Howard Street, including gallery space visible by pedestrians through glass. 90 percent of the addition has been funded. Nobody seems worried about the final 10 percent.

It took nearly two decades for San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art to outgrow its stylish SOMA skin after moving from Civic Center in 1995. The 235,000-square foot expansion will double the museum’s capacity for presenting art when it opens in early 2016.

Until then, some SF MOMA works will go on display at other local museums and temporary installations. Sculpture from local artist Mark di Suvero made their debut at Crissy Field last week.

Jesse Garnier
Jesse Garnier is the editor and founder of SFBay. A Mission District native, he also teaches journalism as associate professor at San Francisco State University.

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