News Press Release

SFMOMA Welcomes Summer And Special Exhibition With Expanded Hours

Release date: September 1, 2007

Beginning Memorial Day (Monday, May 28, 2007), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will open its galleries at 10 a.m.—one hour earlier than usual—to accommodate the summertime schedules of out-of-town visitors and local residents.

SFMOMA's expanded summer hours will give visitors additional opportunities to view such highly anticipated exhibitions as Matisse: Painter as Sculptor, which will be on view June 9 through September 16. Known primarily for his beautiful paintings, drawings, and works on paper, Henri Matisse was also an accomplished sculptor whose radical style left lasting marks on modern art history. The first major U.S. examination of Matisse's sculpture in nearly 40 years, this exhibition assembles more than 150 works in a variety of media.

The Museum's summer hours will remain in effect through Labor Day (Monday, September 3). Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4, when the Museum galleries will open at 11 a.m. The MuseumStore and Caffè Museo will continue to open at 10 a.m.

Expanded Summer Hours (May 28–September 3, 2007):

Museum Galleries
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.

Caffè Museo
Daily (except Wednesdays) - 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursdays - 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays

Media Contacts

  • Amber Whiteside, 415.357.4170,
  • Libby Garrison, 415.357.4177,
  • Robyn Wise, 415.357.4172,


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.