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Current Exhibitions

The Sea Ranch

Architecture, Environment, and Idealism
December 22, 2018–June 2, 2019
A beacon of 1960s Northern California Modernism, The Sea Ranch’s idealistic principles of architectural excellence, economy of space, and land stewardship continue to inspire.

New Work: Rodney McMillian

February 9, 2019–June 9, 2019
A new installation by Los Angeles–based artist Rodney McMillian, whose work addresses issues of class, race, and gender in American political and social history.

Johannes Brus

October 27, 2018–June 16, 2019
The first U.S. solo presentation of German artist Johannes Brus, this exhibition introduces his photographic experiments from the 1970s.

Louis Stettner

Traveling Light
October 27, 2018–June 16, 2019
A retrospective of American photographer Louis Stettner and his unique ability to unite American street photography’s boldness with French humanism’s gentler gaze.

Louise Bourgeois Spiders

October 7, 2017–July 14, 2019
Dark and compelling spider sculptures from intimate to monumental in scale.

Pat O'Neill

Three Answers
April 20, 2019–August 4, 2019
A pioneer of experimental cinema, the Los Angeles artist Pat O’Neill developed innovative techniques for radically altering imagery in the predigital era.

Suzanne Lacy

We Are Here
April 20, 2019–August 4, 2019
Explore the profound solo and collaborative work of the socially engaged artist Suzanne Lacy. This retrospective spans from her earliest feminist performances to her latest immersive video installations.

Paul Klee and Anni Albers

March 23, 2019–August 4, 2019
Explore the bold linear and geometric constructions of Bauhaus artists Paul Klee and Anni Albers through vibrant pieces across a range of media ― including weaving, painting, and drawing.


transmitting photographs from mail art to social networks
March 30, 2019–August 4, 2019
From 1960s and ’70s mail art to the first cell phone photograph to selfies and Internet memes, visitors can trace the evolution of sharing photographs.

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.

Stephen ESPO Powers

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


The Chronicles of San Francisco
May 23, 2019–April 27, 2020

Elemental Calder

February 16, 2019–June 28, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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