"SFMOMA" Museum of Modern Art (Temp. Closure: June 2013 to 2016) Tip by Djinn76


A real must: The San Francisco Museum of modern Art.

On the second floor you can admire painting from Matisse, Paul Klee, Picasso, Miro, Dali, Ernst, Andy Warhol,...
I highly recommend the audio tour. It is really well done, instead of just looking for a few seconds to a painting and then quickly moving to the next one, you would get a detailled explanation about it and for some of them listen to some related music. At the end you can spend several minutes in front of a single painting.
One drawback, this is time consuming, they told me it would take about 40min but I've easily spent 2 hours... the museum closes pretty early (5:30pm) and I had no time left to see the other floors (architecture&design, media arts, photography, special exhibitions,...)

About the building itself, it could seem pretty common untill you look at it from the other side of the street (or even better from the Yerba Buena garden). It has indeed been designed by the swiss architect, Mario Botta.

Address: 151 Third Street
Directions: between Mission and Howard Streets
Phone: 415/357-4000
Website: http://www.sfmoma.com

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 19, 2003
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