Why a Visit to SFMOMA Should be on Everyone's Holiday List
Bring the family to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) this holiday season to enjoy art-filled public spaces and discover exciting exhibits that expand ideas on the purpose and power of art. Relax on spacious terraces, have lunch in the cafe, and explore breathtaking limited exhibitions before they're gone.
Need to do some holiday shopping? There’s something for everyone on your list at the Museum Store. Better yet, give an SFMOMA membership. Your recipient gets a year of unlimited museum entry, plus events, discounts, and more. Enjoy 20% percent off when you buy five or more memberships. It's a perfect idea for one-stop gift shopping.
Open through Feb. 17, 2020, "SOFT POWER" features new commissions and recent works by twenty international artists on Floors 4 and 7 of the museum. The show’s title describes how a country’s “soft” assets —culture, political values, and foreign policies, for example — can be more influential than coercive expressions of power.
"Far Out: Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space"
Open through Jan. 20, 2020, "Far Out" celebrates the visionary ideas and ingenious solutions of architects, artists, and designers who dared to imagine life among the stars. This exhibition includes both realized and conceptual designs for space suits, habitats, and laboratories, alongside a selection of film and visual art. It includes designs from Rick Guidice, Raymond Loewy, NASA, Neri Oxman, Tom Sachs, and others.
Escape the Holiday Hustle
Did you know that SFMOMA offers 45,000 square feet of art-filled public spaces, no ticket required? Celebrate the people that make up our extraordinary city in JR’s "The Chronicles of San Francisco," a vibrant digital mural wrapping the walls of the Howard Street gallery. Marvel at the vast panels of Julie Mehretu’s mural "HOWL eon (I, II)" in the Walter and Evelyn Haas, Jr. Atrium on Floor 1. Delight in Sol LeWitt’s joyous "Wall Drawing 895: Loopy Doopy (white and blue)" covering the soaring walls of the Helen and Charles Schwab Hall on Floor 2.
Find a moment of quiet on Floor 3 next to the country’s largest living wall, an evolving ecosystem of plants, birds, and insects. Take in bay views from the terraces or catch up with friends at Sightglass Coffee Bar (museum admission is required past Floor 2).