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SFMOMA Free To All On Mother's Day To Celebrate Koret Foundation's Twenty-fifth Anniversary Museum Welcomes Summer With Expanded Hours

Release date: April 27, 2004

Admission to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will be free to all on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 9, to celebrate the Koret Foundation's twenty-fifth anniversary. SFMOMA is one of thirteen museums in the Bay Area supported by the Koret Foundation that will offer free admission as part of Koret Day Around the Bay. Complete information on this celebration is available at

Additionally, beginning Memorial Day weekend (Monday, May 31, 2004), SFMOMA will open its galleries at 10 a.m.—one hour earlier—to benefit the summer schedules of out-of-town visitors and local residents. Regular daily opening hours will resume on Labor Day, Monday, September 6, 2004, when the Museum galleries will open at 11 a.m. The MuseumStore and Caffè Museo open at 10 a.m. year-round.

Expanded 2004 Summer Hours (May 31–September 6, 2004)

Museum Galleries and Caffè Museo
Daily (except Wednesdays) - 10 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
Thursdays - 10 a.m.–8:45 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays

SFMOMA MuseumStore
Daily - 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Thursdays - 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m.

Media Contacts

  • Libby Garrison, 415.357.4177,
  • 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.