Release date: May 22, 2009
Beginning on Memorial Day (Monday, May 25, 2009), 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 extended hours will give visitors additional opportunities to see two highly anticipated summer exhibitions: Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities (on view May 30 through September 7, 2009); and Richard Avedon: Photographs 1946–2004 (on view July 11 through November 29, 2009).
Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams, two of America's best-known artists, are both revered for their ability to capture, in their unique ways, the essence of natural beauty. This exhibition brings together nearly 100 works from the painter and the photographer, revealing parallels between their distinctive visions of the natural world.
Whether photographing politicians, artists, models, or Hollywood stars, Richard Avedon revolutionized the genre of portraiture. His daring style rejected conventional poses and instead captured both motion and emotion in his subjects. SFMOMA is the only U.S. venue for this career retrospective, which features more than 200 photographs.
The museum's summer hours will remain in effect through Labor Day (Monday, September 7, 2009). Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8, when the museum galleries will open at 11 a.m. The MuseumStore and Caffè Museo will continue to open at 10 a.m. throughout the year.
Expanded Summer Hours (May 25–September 7, 2009)
Daily (except Wednesdays) • 10 a.m.–5:45 p.m.
Thursdays • 10 a.m.–8:45 p.m.
Daily • 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Thursdays • 10 a.m.–9:30 p.m.
Daily (except Wednesdays) • 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Thursdays • 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
SFMOMA Rooftop Garden Blue Bottle Coffee Bar
Daily (except Wednesdays) • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Thursdays • 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
SFMOMA’s building at 151 Third Street is temporarily closed for construction on a major expansion project set to open in early 2016. During this period, the museum will present extensive off-site programming in the community from the summer of 2013 to early 2016. An array of collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions, public art displays and site-specific projects, and fresh education initiatives will unfold throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
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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.