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Cindy Sherman, Untitled, 2010/2012; color photograph; 24 x 34 3/4 in. (60.96 x 88.26 cm); courtesy the artist and Metro Pictures; © Cindy Sherman

SFMoMA’s art auction to feature work by Jasper Johns, Gerhard Ritcher, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, and other major artists.


From February 16 through June 2, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will present Lebbeus Woods, Architect, bringing together 75 works from the past 35 years by one of the most influential architects working in the field.

Ernest Cole, Every African must show his pass before being allowed to go about his business. Sometimes check broadens into search of a man's person and belongings., 1960–1966; gelatin silver print; 8 11/16 x 12 5/8 in. (22 x 32 cm); Courtesy of the Hasselblad Foundation, Gothenburg, Sweden; © The Ernest Cole Family Trust

From December 1, 2012, through March 3, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present South Africa in Apartheid and After: David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, Billy Monk, featuring work by three photographers that illuminates a rich and diverse photographic tradition as well as a vital, difficult, and contested period in the history of South Africa.

Jasper Johns

Throughout his career, contemporary American artist Jasper Johns, now 82, has found new ways to explore, as he once put it, “how we see and why we see the way we do.” Continually reinventing his own work, he has driven key transformation in the art world for nearly 60 years.

USA. California. San Francisco. 1960 Painter Jay Defeo Painting " The Rose"

From November 3, 2012 through February 3, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present Jay DeFeo: A Retrospective, the most comprehensive exhibition to date of the Bay Area artist Jay DeFeo (1929–1989).


SFMOMA’s decision to pursue off-site programming during construction evolved from a detailed review of the best options for the museum’s art collection, the audiences it serves, and its vision for the future. Joint programs through partnership further SFMOMA’s mission to make art not only widely accessible, but accessible in continually new and surprising ways.


From September 1, 2012, through January 6, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present an exhibition that bends and blurs the boundaries between conceptual art and theoretical architecture, using the notion of the “field” to frame an investigation into the construction, representation, and experience of space.


The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced today the acquisition of noted artist Robert Arneson’s Portrait of George (Moscone), 1981, a large-scale commemorative bust of former San Francisco Mayor George Moscone that incited great controversy when first commissioned and unveiled by the city more than 30 years ago.


Using forward-looking technology to look back on a phenomenal year, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presents Story of a Year, a newly designed iPad app that documents and celebrates the 2011 fiscal year at the museum.

Iain Baxter, Golden Gate Bridge, from the series Reflected San Francisco Beauty Spots, 1979; photo-etching and aquatint; 34 in. x 29 5/8 in. (86.36 cm x 75.25 cm); collection SFMOMA;

Beginning May 26, 2012, and extending through the summer, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) presents a series of tributes to the Bay Area’s beloved Golden Gate Bridge.


The first retrospective in 25 years of work by artist Garry Winogrand—renowned photographer of New York City and of American life from the 1950s through the early 1980s —will debut at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) in spring of 2013.


Working dexterously from sources inspired by literature, Old Master paintings, and photographs in popular magazines, Wulff makes paintings inflected by wide-ranging references and in the process builds a surreal universe that moves across time periods.


From the museum that brought visitors the very first interactive multimedia gallery tour back in 2001 comes a new way to explore modern and contemporary art.


Parra’s witty, often raunchy work captures attention with its vibrant color, curvaceous lines, and eccentric, distinctive imagery. The largely self-taught artist began his illustration and design career drawing flyers and posters for music venues in Amsterdam in the 1990s;

Snøhetta, SFMOMA Expansion Aerial Southeast Façade; image courtesy Snøhetta

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced brand-new expansion designs from the architecture firm Snøhetta, revealing more details of the planned street-level galleries and free, public spaces.

Buckminster Fuller

The first exhibition to consider Buckminster Fuller’s Bay Area design legacy, this presentation will feature 65 of some of Fuller’s most iconic projects alongside those by local designers inspired by his oeuvre.

Photography in Mexico from the 1920s

Exhibition Showcases Work by Major Mexican and International Photographers from the 1920s to Today


On view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from February through June, and at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts from February through May, in its only West Coast presentation, Mark Bradford is the first major museum survey of paintings, sculptures, and multimedia works by this leading figure in contemporary American art.

Exhibition Explores Voice, Text, and Performance in Contemporary Art;

The exhibition Descriptive Acts, on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from February 18 through June 17, 2012.

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the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present The Air We Breathe, a thematic exhibition that brings together commissioned work by 30 contemporary visual artists and eight poets who, for this project, will explore issues surrounding the cause to legalize same-sex marriage from various perspectives.

Frida Kahlo

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art honors Latino Heritage Month this September by highlighting Latin American works of art and inviting visitors of all ages to discover them in the exhibition Selected Histories: 20th-Century Art from the SFMOMA Collection on the museum’s second floor.

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Francesca Woodman, the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Woodman’s brief but extraordinary career, will premiere at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) on November 5, 2011, through February 20, 2012.