Release date: August 4, 2000
At the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) MuseumStorelocated in the new international terminal at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), opening January 17, 2001travelers will get a taste of what the Bay Area art scene has to offer. Like the MuseumStore in the SFMOMA building, the new MuseumStore at SFOthe only retail establishment in the San Francisco International Airport dedicated exclusively to art, architecture and designwill feature unique gifts, jewelry, apparel, cards, design objects and books. The merchandise selection, tailored to the traveler, includes gifts, souvenirs and goods that can be easily tucked into carry-on bags. The SFMOMA MuseumStore at SFO will also highlight products related to art in the Museum's collection. In-store computer kiosks by Planet Interactive, a full service multimedia development company that specializes in creating web sites, CD-ROMs, kiosks, museum installations and digital animation, will feature up-to-the-minute information about the Museum's exhibitions and programs and other Bay Area art institutions. Visitors to the SFMOMA MuseumStore at SFO will be able to purchase Museum memberships and admissions tickets online at the kiosks.
New graphic packaging will be introduced for the products at the SFMOMA MuseumStore at SFO. Items will be available in ready-to-take packaging, enabling quick pick-up and purchasing and easy transport for customers. Carrying handles and sturdy casing will ensure that merchandise is protected during travel. Worldwide shipping services will also be available for customers who do not want to hand carry their purchases.
The SFMOMA MuseumStore at SFO will be the exclusive retail outlet for a commemorative line of SFO Airport merchandise. Designed by Bay Area designer Michael Mabry, special SFO itemssuch as an SFO T-shirt, note cube, journal and capwill be available only at the SFMOMA MuseumStore at SFO. The SFMOMA MuseumStore at SFO will also stock a commemorative book celebrating the history of the San Francisco International Airport. Designed by Lucille Tenazas, the book includes historical photos of the airport as well as photos of the new international terminal taken by Richard Barnes.
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.