San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Founded in 1935, SFMOMA was the first museum on the West Coast devoted to modern and contemporary art. From the outset, the museum has championed the most innovative and challenging art of its time, and we continue to exhibit and collect work by both modern masters and younger, less-established artists.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is a dynamic center for modern and contemporary art. The museum strives to engage and inspire a diverse range of audiences by pursuing an innovative program of exhibitions, education, publications, and collections activities.
Mario Botta's 1995 SFMOMA building is an iconic presence within the cityscape of San Francisco. Located in downtown San Francisco's South of Market (SoMa) area, the five-story structure features a stepped and patterned brick facade topped by a soaring cylindrical turret. In the architect's signature style, the turret is finished in alternating bands of black and white stone and topped with a radial pattern of the same material.