SAN FRANCISCO (February 3, 2016)—The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) announces the inaugural exhibitions for the expanded and transformed museum opening to the public on May 14, 2016. With nearly triple its previous gallery space, SFMOMA will showcase 260 works from the distinguished Doris and Donald Fisher Collection of postwar and contemporary art, more than 600 artworks promised to the museum through its Campaign for Art on view for the first time, cherished favorites from its permanent collection, as well as recent work commissioned for the new museum.
“The opening of the new SFMOMA celebrates extraordinary growth of many kinds,” said Neal Benezra, Helen and Charles Schwab Director of SFMOMA. “From a beautifully transformed building with dramatically enlarged gallery spaces, to our strategically expanded collection and enriched programming, SFMOMA embraces its enhanced role in the Bay Area and the international cultural world, offering its visitors unparalleled experiences with modern and contemporary art.”
Selections on view from the Fisher Collection will represent important works of American abstraction, Pop, Minimal and figurative art, as well as German art after the 1960s, a range of Calder works from the late 1920s to the late 1960s and sculpture by leading British artists. Exhibitions highlighting contributions to the museum’s Campaign for Art will introduce the range and quality of these newly committed and acquired modern and contemporary works, including special installations focusing on photography, contemporary art and drawings. On view in the new Pritzker Center for Photography — offering the largest exhibition, interpretation and study space dedicated to photography in any art museum in the United States — will be works drawn from the museum’s collection that illustrate photography’s complex and ever-changing relationship with time.