News Press Release

SFMOMA Welcomes Summer And Special Exhibition With Expanded Hours

Release date: May 19, 2003

As always, beginning Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 24, 2003), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will open its galleries, MuseumStore and Caffè Museo at 10 a.m.—one hour earlier—to benefit the schedules of out-of-town visitors and local residents. Additionally, beginning Saturday, July 26, with the opening of the special exhibition Marc Chagall, the Museum will also remain open until 9 p.m. on Friday evenings. These expanded hours will remain in effect through Tuesday, November 4, when Marc Chagall closes. Regular daily opening hours will resume on Thursday, November 6, when the Museum galleries will open at 11 a.m., the MuseumStore at 10:30 a.m., and Caffè Museo at 10 a.m.

Please note that a special ticket is required for admission to the Marc Chagall exhibition, for an additional $5. This ticket includes regular SFMOMA admission (see below for prices) and is applicable at all times.

Expanded 2003 Summer Hours (May 25–November 4, 2003)

Museum Galleries and Caffè Museo
Daily (except Wednesdays) • 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursdays • 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Fridays • 10 a.m.–9 p.m. (beginning July 26)
Closed Wednesdays

SFMOMA MuseumStore
Daily • 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Thursdays • 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Fridays • 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m. (beginning July 26)

Media Contacts

  • Libby Garrison, 415/357-4177,
  • Sandra Sloan, 415/357-4174,
  • Neal Morgan, 415/357-4170,


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Founded in 1935 as the first West Coast museum devoted to modern and contemporary art, SFMOMA is currently undergoing a major expansion project that will significantly enhance gallery, education, and public spaces, enabling the museum to better showcase more of its expanded permanent collection. While the museum is temporarily closed for construction,  through 2016, SFMOMA is “on the go” with an extensive array of off-site programming across the Bay Area, including collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, major outdoor projects and commissioned installations, and new education initiatives.

Visit or call 415.357.4000 for more information.