Release date: November 3, 2004
January 18, 2005 marks the tenth anniversary of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's (SFMOMA)'s Mario Bottadesigned building on Third Street. An instant architectural landmark from its opening in 1995, the building has dramatically enhanced the San Francisco skyline and anchors the South of Market neighborhood as a burgeoning arts center. Its grand scale has allowed the Museum to mount more exhibitions, hold more education programs, host more visitors, and welcome more members than previously possible in the old location on Van Ness Avenue.
The Botta building also allows the Museum to highlight its own collection that has been growing over the past decadea collection that is equally as extraordinary as the building itself. "The grandeur of our new building inspired the institution to acquire extensively and impressively over the past decade," commented SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra. "Since the opening we've developed one of the nation's leading collections of modern and contemporary art. We've acquired several landmark works such as Robert Rauschenberg's Erased De Kooning Drawing, 1953; Les Valeurs personnelles (Personal Values), 1952, by René Magritte; Louise Bourgeois's The Nest, 1994; and Splitting: Four Corners, 1974, by Gordon Matta-Clark, among many others."
SFMOMA opens its doors to the public to celebrate the tenth anniversary with a special community day on Saturday, January 22.
Saturday January, 22, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
FREE (all exhibitions and activities, all day long)
Families are invited to celebrate the last ten years in the Mario Botta building with music, performances, and hands-on art projects focusing on the architecture of the SFMOMA building.
For more information, call the Education Programs Information Line at 415.947.1292.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Museum hours: Open daily (except Wednesdays): 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; open late Thursdays, until 8:45 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): Open at 10 a.m. Closed Wednesdays and the following public holidays: New Year's Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas. The Museum is open the Wednesday between Christmas and New Year's Day.
Koret Visitor Education Center: Open daily (except Wednesdays): 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; open late Thursdays, until 8:30 p.m. Summer hours: Open at 10 a.m.
Admission prices: adults: $18; seniors: $13; students: $11; SFMOMA members and children 12 and under: free. Admission is free the first Tuesday of each month and half-price on Thursdays after 6 p.m.
SFMOMA is easily accessible by Muni, BART, Golden Gate Transit, SamTrans, and Caltrain. Hourly, daily, and monthly parking is available at the SFMOMA Garage at 147 Minna Street. For parking information, call 415.348.0971.
Visit our Web site at www.sfmoma.org or call 415.357.4000 for more information.
SFMOMA is supported by a broad array of contributors committed to helping advance its mission. Major annual support is provided by Grants for the Arts/San Francisco Hotel Tax Fund, the Koret Foundation, and the Evelyn and Walter Haas Jr. Fund. First Tuesdays are always free, thanks to AT&T. KidstART free admission for children 12 and under is made possible by Charles Schwab & Co.