May 8, 2013 – With 89 percent of the capital campaign goal raised three years ahead of the opening of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)’s expanded home, and with 100 percent of the museum’s Board of Trustees supporting the campaign, SFMOMA’s Board has raised the capital campaign goal to $610 million from $555 million, an increase of 11 percent.
March 19, 2013 -- The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announced today that its main MuseumStore will relocate to a nearby address, opening later this year, while the museum’s building is temporarily closed for expansion construction from June 3, 2013 through early 2016. The store, which is popular with both the museum’s local audiences and out-of-towners, will also provide a platform for engaging would-be visitors when SFMOMA’s building is closed and for sharing information about the many exhibitions and programs the museum will present throughout the region during its off-site phase.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced further details of its approximately 235,000-square-foot building expansion. When the new museum opens in 2016, it will provide a greater art experience for visitors and support SFMOMA's increasing role in city life and the international art community, with more free-to-the-public space, expanded education programs for schoolchildren, more flexible galleries to accommodate live performances and large-scale works of art, and field-leading contributions to global standards of energy efficiency for art museums.
SFMOMA announced today promised gifts of 473 photographs from three separate collectors, adding significant new depth to the museum's holdings in 20th-century American and Japanese photography. A group of photographs by Diane Arbus from San Francisco collector and gallerist Jeffrey Fraenkel doubles SFMOMA's holdings of work by the artist and continues the museum’s dedication to collecting artists in depth. Two additional gifts—one from an anonymous donor, the other from the Kurenboh Collection in Tokyo—strengthen, in particular, the museum’s collection of works by Japanese photographers; the nearly 350 Japanese works included in these gifts cement SFMOMA’s standing as home to the largest collection of Japanese photography in the United States.
As part of the next phase of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)’s expansion project, the museum will go beyond its walls and directly into the community with extensive off-site programming while its building is temporarily closed for construction from the summer of 2013 to early 2016. SFMOMA will present a dynamic slate of jointly organized and traveling museum exhibitions, outdoor and site-specific installations, and newly created education programs that will unfold throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today announced an increase in the scope of its expansion project, with nearly 80 percent of its capital campaign goal raised two years ahead of groundbreaking. New architects' sketches reveal innovative and audience-friendly design features.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) today unveiled the preliminary design for its expansion that will double the museum’s exhibition and education space while enhancing the visitor experience and more deeply weaving the museum into the fabric of the city.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has selected the architecture firm Snøhetta to be its partner in developing an expansion that enhances the museum's services to the community and its educational, social, and economic role in the city. The decision follows a comprehensive international search and two-year planning process to address the enormous growth of SFMOMA's collections and of audience demand for programming since the museum's move to its current building in 1995. Initial design concepts for the project—Snøhetta's first building on the West Coast of the United States—will be unveiled in the spring of 2011. The current project budget of $480 million includes $250 million for the expansion and $230 million for SFMOMA's endowment to ensure the museum's long-term success.