In April, SFMOMA announces plans for a major expansion that will provide additional gallery, public, and support space, including larger and more advanced conservation facilities and an expanded library.
In May, SFMOMA unveils a new Rooftop Garden designed by Jensen Architects in collaboration with Conger Moss Guillard Landscape Architecture. The project, which includes a glass pavilion and two open-air spaces, features a rotating selection of indoor and outdoor sculpture from the museum’s permanent collection.
In September, Neal Benezra and Charles Schwab, chairman of the board, announce a groundbreaking partnership with Doris and Donald Fisher to provide the Fisher Collection — one of the world’s leading collections of modern and contemporary art — with a home at SFMOMA. The Fisher Collection includes 1,100 works by leading artists including Alexander Calder, Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning, Richard Diebenkorn, Sam Francis, Anselm Kiefer, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, Cy Twombly, and Andy Warhol, among many others.
SFMOMA launches a multiyear Campaign for Art with 195 promised gifts from a committee of nine Bay Area collectors. Some of the artists represented include Diane Arbus, Joseph Beuys, Robert Gober, Eva Hesse, Ellsworth Kelly, Bruce Nauman, Jackson Pollock, Ed Ruscha, and David Smith.