Our Mission

SFMOMA is dedicated to making the art for our time a vital and meaningful part of public life. For that reason we assemble unparalleled collections, create exhilarating exhibitions, and develop engaging public programs. In all of these endeavors, we are guided by our enduring commitment to fostering creativity and embracing new ways of seeing the world.

Our Expansion

Sneak a peek behind the scenes of our expansion. See photos from our construction site, view renderings of the transformed building, learn about new initiatives, and more.

Our History

Founded in 1935, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was the first museum on the West Coast dedicated to modern and contemporary art. Throughout our history, SFMOMA has championed innovative artists and ideas and advanced new definitions of what an artwork can be, encouraging fresh ways of seeing, thinking about, and engaging with the world.