Current Exhibitions

Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

Unstable Presence
October 2, 2021–March 6, 2022
Air and water, heartbeats and voices, text and light — these are Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s materials.

One Day at a Time: Susan O’Malley and Leah Rosenberg

May 29, 2021–March 6, 2022
Whether through text, color, or daily rituals, the artists' work is characterized by a belief in art’s ability to affect lives for the better.

Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

Architecture from Outside In
July 17, 2021–March 27, 2022
Mexico City-based architect considers domesticity from policy to livability. Models and drawings illustrate Bilbao’s extensive research and built works in response to how we live today, including a masterplan for San Francisco’s Hunters Point.

Bay Area Walls

Commissions by Twin Walls Mural Company, Emory Douglas, Leah Rosenberg, Liz Hernández, and more.
Established in 2020, Bay Area Walls is a series of commissions by local artists who actively engage with pressing issues of our time.

Tauba Auerbach — S v Z

December 18, 2021–May 1, 2022
Tauba Auerbach tests the boundaries of perception through an art and design practice grounded in math, science, and craft.

Art of California

Greater than the Sum
May 22, 2021–May 29, 2022
Featuring artworks made from common objects, this exhibition reveals the alchemies that occur in the process of making — and result in works greater than the sum of their parts.

New Work: Wu Tsang Presents Moved by the Motion

October 16, 2021–June 5, 2022
Enter an experiential sound installation that explores the concept of the B-side, featuring a collage of spoken word poetry, rehearsal recordings, and more.

Drawing the Line

Rael San Fratello at the U.S.-Mexico Border
August 21, 2021–June 5, 2022
Conceptual architecture projects for a reimagining of the border and the bridging of cultures and communities it separates.

Outward Sight and Inner Vision: Paul Klee and Lee Mullican

December 18, 2021–June 26, 2022
Blending earthly and celestial imagery, this focused presentation brings together for the first time meditative works by Klee and early paintings by Mullican.

Julie Mehretu

HOWL, eon (I, II)
Julie Mehretu’s HOWL, eon (I, II) (2017) is an expansive exploration of the American West — its transcendent landscapes and violent colonial history.

Open Ended

Painting and Sculpture, 1900 to Now
This presentation of masterworks and experimental pieces from SFMOMA’s collection of painting and sculptures explores themes that have shaped the history of modern art from the early twentieth century to our own time.

Approaching American Abstraction

This exhibition of selected American artists explores the diverse approaches to abstraction developed since 1950.

German Art After 1960

This exhibition features single-artist galleries devoted to leading German artists such as Georg Baselitz, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter.


Photographs in Dialogue
November 20, 2021–August 21, 2022
This exhibition weaves historical and contemporary voices to tell new stories through the photography collection.  

Contemporary Optics

Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernández, and Anish Kapoor
March 19, 2021–December 11, 2022
International artists Olafur Eliasson, Teresita Fernández, and Anish Kapoor explore the interplay of color, light, and human perception in large-scale sculptures inspired by environmental and cosmological phenomena.

Alexander Calder

Dissonant Harmony
July 3, 2021–May 2023
Explore how opposing elements and forces attain symbiosis in this presentation of ten dynamic artworks by Alexander Calder.

Pan American Unity

A Mural by Diego Rivera
June 28, 2021–Summer 2023
A project four years in the making: Diego Rivera's last mural painted in the U.S. moves to SFMOMA for a free-to-see presentation.
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