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SFMOMA Announces Free Admission On September 11 Museum Returns To Regular Hours After Labor Day

Release date: August 12, 2002

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), normally closed on Wednesdays, will open its doors to the community at no charge on Wednesday, September 11, making art freely available to anyone who wishes to seek solace, find hope and inspiration, or simply desires a quiet place in which to contemplate the many emotions and events of the past year.

Please note: Regular operating hours will resume on Tuesday, September 3, with the galleries opening at 11 a.m. daily (except Wednesdays, when the Museum is closed). See complete details below:

Regular hours:

Museum Galleries
Open daily (except Wednesdays): 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Open late Thursdays: 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays (except September 11)

Open daily: 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
Open late Thursdays: until 9:30 p.m.

Caffè Museo
Open daily (except Wednesdays): 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Open late Thursdays: until 9 p.m.
Closed Wednesdays

SFMOMA galleries, the MuseumStore and Caffè Museo are closed on the following public holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
SFMOMA gratefully acknowledges the support of Guardsmark Security in making September 11 a free day at the Museum.

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Admission prices: Adults $10; seniors $7; students $6. SFMOMA members and children twelve and under are admitted free. The first Tuesday of each month admission is free. Thursday evenings, 6 to 9 p.m., admission is half price.

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 or call 415/357-4000 for more information

Media Contacts

  • Polly Winograd Ikonen, 415/357-4173,
  • Libby Garrison , 415/357-4177,


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.