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The new SFMOMA opens this May with over 170,000 sq ft of gallery space

Opening May 14th.
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After undergoing a three-year expansion, the famed SFMOMA is set to open its doors to the public on Saturday, May 14th. Designed by architecture firm Snøhetta, the new 10-story space will feature 170,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor gallery space, which is almost three times more space than the original museum.

The first two floors of the space will offer nearly 45,000 sq ft of exhibit space for free public viewing and the entire museum will be free for visitors 18 and under. As for the artwork, the museum will now have over 33,000 works on display, including a 100-year partnership to showcase Doris and Donald Fisher's private collection of postwar and contemporary art, which includes pieces by Ellsworth Kelly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Alexander Calder, and more. 

Donors have also provided over 3,000 works and big focus on photographic work will be on display at the Museum's Pritzker Center for Photography and will be the SFMOMA's largest exhibition. Digital experiences will also play a big role as the museum introduces a new app with audio tours you can play right from your smartphone. 

SFMOMA151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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