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Current Exhibitions

2019 SECA Art Award

Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Sahar Khoury, Marlon Mullen
November 16, 2019–April 26, 2020
The 2019 SECA Art Award exhibition features three Bay Area artists, each with a dedicated gallery: Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Sahar Khoury, and Marlon Mullen.

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.

Elad Lassry

January 4, 2020–May 10, 2020
Elad Lassry renegotiates prescribed systems of looking through photo¬graphic images and objects, presenting a new body of work that questions how we experience and interpret pictures.

Dawoud Bey

An American Project
February 15, 2020–May 25, 2020
Since the 1970s, Dawoud Bey has used his camera to document communi­ties that have largely remained underrepresented or even unseen, through tender and direct portrayals of black subjects both on the street and in the studio.


The Chronicles of San Francisco
May 23, 2019–May 31, 2020
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.

New Work: Nevin Aladağ

December 7, 2019–June 7, 2020
For her first solo exhibition in the U.S., Aladağ explores culture, transformation, and belonging by uniting distinct elements with disparate heritages into single works.

Carol Bove and John Chamberlain

Experience the dynamic sculptures of Carol Bove and John Chamberlain.

Thought Pieces

1970s Photographs by Lew Thomas, Donna-Lee Phillips, and Hal Fischer
January 4, 2020–August 9, 2020
Active in San Francisco in the 1970s and early ‘80s, the three artists featured in this exhibition explored the relationship between photography and language.

Tatiana Bilbao Estudio

Architecture from Outside In
March 21, 2020–August 16, 2020
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.

Printed Publics

Contemporary Art and Design Publishing in the Bay Area
December 7, 2019–August 31, 2020
SFMOMA’s long history of connecting Bay Area artists and art-publishing presses continues with Printed Publics, the museum library’s look at printed matter being produced by local artists and designers of today.

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.

Pop, Minimal, and Figurative Art

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

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, Imi Knoebel, Sigmar Polke, and Gerhard Richter.
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