Tickets for San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

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  • 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
Elemental Calder
Now on - May 3, 2020

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.

New Work: Nevin Aladağ
Now on - Jun 7, 2020

Walk amid a new and thrilling series of sound sculptures by Berlin-based artist Nevin Aladağ in the artist's first solo exhibition in the U.S. See how Aladağ explores culture, transformation, and the idea of belonging in abstract ways. This exhibition features the blend of a harp, mandolin, chimes, didgeridoos, and more musical instruments, all joined in geometrically abstract forms to create new sounds.

There's also a selection of abstract compositions pieced together from carpets. It'll change how you hear sound from this point on!

Thought Pieces: 1970s Photographs by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips, and Hal Fischer
Now on - Aug 9, 2020

In the early 1970s, Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips, and Hal Fischer set out to shake things up in San Francisco's photography scene. Tired of the mystical thinking and emotionalism that dominated the region's photography scene since the 1940s, the trio put their own spin on conceptual art and contemporary philosophy. This exhibition reunites their work for the first time in decades. Step inside the SFMOMA and witness the legacy they left in the Bay Area and beyond.


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.

What's included
Admission to the collection
Admission to temporary exhibitions
Audio guide (downloadable)
Surcharged special exhibitions
Cancellation policy
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
  • Show your smartphone ticket together with a valid ID at any ticketing desk on the 2nd floor
  • Special exhibition upgrades can be done at this time
Opening hours
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday Closed
How to get there
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
151, 3rd Street, 94103, San Francisco
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Ratings & reviews
74 Reviews
Sep 25, 2019
A World-Class Museum!
Aug 4, 2019
The structure itself is reason enough to go; the art within makes the visit magical. It is difficult to see it all because there are so many galleries of art. We saw the visiting Warhol exhibit....fantastic.
Jul 31, 2019
Awesome exhibit easy entry, friendly staff

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