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Current Exhibitions

Signs and Wonders

The Photographs of John Beasley Greene
August 31, 2019–January 5, 2020
See North Africa through the eyes of 19th-century photographer and archaeologist John Beasley Greene in rarely seen photos of striking landscapes and ancient Egyptian and Algerian ruins. Select Exhibitions

Stephen ESPO Powers

Daymaker
May 18, 2019–January 5, 2020
Brooklyn-based artist Stephen Powers brings his iconic graphic work to SFMOMA with a new site-specific commission for SFMOMA’s third-floor architecture and design gallery

Hannah Collins

I Will Make Up a Song
August 31, 2019–January 5, 2020
This presentation offers a contemporary exploration of the utopian experiments of Egyptian architect Hassan Fathy.

Far Out

Suits, Habs, and Labs for Outer Space
July 20, 2019–January 20, 2020
Fifty years since the first footsteps on the Moon, the exploration of the cosmos remains irresistible, and the ambition to establish commercial space travel and planetary settlements continues to capture the imagination.

On a Clear Day

Agnes Martin and Mark Bradford
Ongoing
Examine the subtle beauty of abstractions by Agnes Martin and Mark Bradford.

Richard Mosse

Incoming
October 26, 2019–February 17, 2020
Filmed with a military-designed camera that detects and images body heat, this audio-visual installation documents the mass displacement of people unfolding across Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.

SOFT POWER

October 26, 2019–February 17, 2020
The exhibition SOFT POWER is about the ways in which artists deploy art to explore their roles as citizens and social actors.

2019 SECA Art Award

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Sahar Khoury, Marlon Mullen
November 16, 2019–April 12, 2020

JR

The Chronicles of San Francisco
Ongoing
On view in one of the museum’s free spaces, this soaring digital mural by artist JR depicts a cross-section of the daily life of nearly 1,200 people in San Francisco.

Elemental Calder

February 16, 2019–May 3, 2020
This exhibition explores the way the natural world, such as the movement of the sea and the swaying of the wind, provided subject matter and inspiration for many of Alexander Calder’s mobiles.

Carol Bove and John Chamberlain

Converse
Ongoing
Experience the dynamic sculptures of Carol Bove and John Chamberlain.

Julie Mehretu

HOWL, eon (I, II)
Ongoing
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
Ongoing
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.

German Art After 1960

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

Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art

Ongoing
This exhibition of works from the 1960s and beyond features Pop and Minimal artists, as well as the work of key figures exploring the human form as subject.

Approaching American Abstraction

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