- SFMOMA is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the US - its collection includes over 47,000 works
- The recent (2016) Snøhetta-designed expansion has given the SFMOMA nearly 3x the gallery space it had previously
- Enjoy the Sightglass coffee bar, Café 5, or In Situ for everything from artisanal coffee to California-fusion fare to fine dining during your visit
Alexander Calder was an artist who studied mechanical engineering at the height of the era of Existentialism. This resulted in confusingly kinetic sculptural works where unseen forces of movement bleed into the natural world.
Shifting away from his earlier Modernist ideology, which put motorized future-focused pieces at the forefront, Elemental Calder deals with an organically new element of human expression – sculptural mobiles.
In this exhibition, see Calder's deep-rooted goal of reconciling science and engineering with natural elemental phenomena, like the ebbing tides of the sea and the blowing of the wind.
From the deep space mission of the Voyagers to the Moon landing, the Mars rover, and landing on 162173 Ryugu – in the span of less than a hundred years, humans have waded out into the shores of the cosmic ocean, and its irresistible vastness beckons us further.
This exhibition looks at the challenges of commercialized human spaceflight, such as extraterrestrial conditions, our biological limitations, and the sheer distances between planets. It also presents realized and conceptual advances we've achieved in order to be a spacefaring species. These include space suits, habitats, and laboratories which are showcased alongside film and visual art by Rick Guidice, Raymond Loewy, NASA, Neri Oxman, Tom Sachs, and others.
The exhibit focuses on our unending fascination with what lies beyond our skies and how we can get there. It also asks an important question: are we destined to be wanderers of the cosmos?
Not just one of the largest museums in the US, SFMOMA is also one of its finest. Regularly rotating exhibits plus a hefty permanent collection, displayed on the seven floors of the striking Snøhetta expansion make this a museum well worth your time in San Francisco.
Soak up works by Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns and many more of the art world's big names. SFMOMA's current collection includes over 47,000 works of painting, sculpture, installation, photography, architecture, design and media arts!
There are also more than 1,100 works from the Fisher Collection, one of the world's best private collections of postwar and contemporary art collected by the founders of Gap Inc.
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- Special exhibition upgrades can be done at this time
- Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
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