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SFMOMA Announces Temporary Closure Effective 5 p.m. November 28, 2020

With Health and Safety of Visitors and Staff as a Top Priority, Museum Closes Until Further Notice

Released: November 28, 2020 · Download (6169 KB PDF)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (November 28, 2020) — With the well-being of visitors, staff and the community a top priority, and in keeping with the San Francisco Department of Public Health measures to curtail the COVID-19 resurgence, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will temporarily close, effective 5 p.m. PST, November 28, 2020.

SFMOMA will reopen after receiving city clearance, with extensive safety measures in place, including required mask wearing for visitors and staff, social distancing, limited building capacity and frequent sanitation of high-touch areas. Visitors who have paid for tickets during the closure time period will be refunded. Credit card purchases will be refunded directly to the card account and may take up to a week to post. Cash or check purchases will be refunded by check via postal mail.


Staying Engaged

While its galleries are closed, SFMOMA has a wide range of digital offerings available at sfmoma.org, including interviews with artists such as Dawoud Bey, Judy Chicago and Kara Walker; the award-winning podcast Raw Material; exclusive online screenings including the current film series No Time To Rest!; digital publications such as the Rauschenberg Research Project, Focus on Japanese Photography and Soundtracks; art-making projects, teacher and student resources, and more. The community is encouraged to sign up for SFMOMA’s newsletter here to receive stories, videos, virtual event invitations and updates, and to connect via SFMOMA’s social channels on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

Amenities, Museum Store + Artists Gallery

SFMOMA’s closure includes the onsite Museum Store and the museum’s restaurant, Cafe 5. While in-person visits are suspended during this temporary closure, the online Museum Store is always open at museumstore.sfmoma.org.

The Artists Gallery at Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture will continue its art buying and lending programs, with video appointments, an online catalogue of local artists’ work available for purchase or lease, and accommodations including curbside pickup and delivery. Learn more at sfmoma.org/artists-gallery.


San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States and a thriving cultural center for the Bay Area. Our remarkable collection of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design and media arts is housed in an LEED Gold-certified building designed by the global architects Snøhetta and Mario Botta. In addition to our seven gallery floors, SFMOMA offers 45,000 square feet of free, art-filled public space open to all.

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Jill Lynch 415.357.4172 jilynch@sfmoma.org
Clara Hatcher Baruth 415.357.4177 chatcher@sfmoma.org