The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is welcoming visitors back to view its spectacular permanent collection and current exhibitions – and with a free day coming up on Saturday, May 22, visiting the museum is a must-do for this month’s agenda.
With 33,000 artworks to experience, there’s something for everyone at SFMOMA, and this month’s active exhibitions are no exception. Bay Area Walls, features murals, paintings, video and archival installations by local artists that consider the COVID-19 pandemic and compounding crises of the last year. New Work: Charles Gaines presents drawing, video, and a musical composition for sextet as well as an immersive experience of text and the unknown. Future Histories: Theaster Gates and Cauleen Smith features photo and video installations that pay homage to the power of women by exploring the idea of the Black Madonna, and spotlight women performers as they interact with various sites associated with community and spiritual or artistic vision.
While you’re there don’t miss SFMOMA’s ongoing exhibitions. Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art featuring works by Donald Judd, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol and more. Open Ended: Painting and Sculpture, 1900 to Now is a presentation of masterworks and experimental pieces from SFMOMA’s collection of painting and sculpture.
If architecture is your thing, take in the newly expanded museum’s soaring interior spaces and six outdoor terraces that put original sculptures, the largest Living Wall in the country, and unique views of San Francisco at center stage.
The next Free Day at SFMOMA is Saturday, May 22, 2021 during open hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reserving a ticket online is highly encouraged as attendance is limited to 25% capacity. Social distancing is required, and all visitors age 3 and older must wear masks while in the building. Reserve your tickets here.