Saturday 14 May 2016 was the day that the thoroughly transformed SFMOMA reopened to the public with a new 10-story addition seamlessly integrated with the original structure. The Museum now has three times the previous exhibition space after its three-year renewal and features 260 works from the Fisher Collection, a first showing of more than 600 artworks, the debut of the new Pritzker Center for Photography and an outward-looking architectural design that weaves the museum into the city as never before.
SFMOMA displays nearly 260 works from the Fisher Collection by nearly 70 post-war and contemporary artists, while the Pritzker Center for Photography is the largest gallery, research and interpretive space devoted to this medium in any US art museum. Highlights include Richard Serra’s monumental sculpture Sequence (2006), permanent pieces ranging from Henri Matisse’s Femme au chapeau (1905), Frida Kahlo’s Frieda and Diego Rivera (1931), Jackson Pollock’s Guardians of the Secret (1943) and Mark Rothko’s No. 14 (1960).
Image: Chuck Close, Agnes, 1998; oil on canvas; 102 1/8 x 84 in. (259.4 x 213.36 cm); The Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Chuck Close; photo: Ellen Page Wilson