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Current Exhibitions

Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again

May 19, 2019–September 2, 2019
Stretching across three floors, this exhibition reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know, and introduces a Warhol for the 21st century.

Mythos, Psyche, Eros

Jess and California
March 30, 2019–October 14, 2019
A survey of California’s romantic legacy through works by Jess and other artists exploring myth, mysticism, and desire.

Elise S. Haas

Building a Modern Art Collection
August 24, 2019–October 27, 2019

New Work: Erin Shirreff

July 20, 2019–November 10, 2019

Don’t! Photography and the Art of Mistakes

July 20, 2019–December 1, 2019
Don’t! Photography and the Art of Mistakes explores dos and don’ts of “good” photography and the rule breakers who challenged those norms to create a more innovative medium.

April Dawn Alison

July 6, 2019–December 1, 2019
Made over the course of some thirty years, the photographs in this exhibition depict the many faces of April Dawn Allison (1941–2008), the female persona of an Oakland, California–based photographer who lived in the world as a man.

Stephen ESPO Powers

Daymaker
May 18, 2019–January 1, 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

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.

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.

Approaching American Abstraction

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

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.
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