An art free-for-all

Roberts Family Gallery featuring Richard Serra’s Sequence (2006) at SFMOMA; photo: © Henrik Kam

Free to See

SFMOMA offers 45,000 square feet of art-filled public spaces — no ticket required. There are five artworks on Floors 1 and 2 that offer a great introduction to the art for our time.

Follow the massive, interlocking curves of Richard Serra’s Sequence in the Roberts Family Gallery.

Let Sol LeWitt’s joyous Wall Drawing 895: Loopy Doopy (white and blue) wash over you from the soaring walls of Helen and Charles Schwab Hall.

Look up and wonder at Alexander Calder’s perfectly balanced, monochromatic Untitled, hanging from the ceiling of the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Atrium.

Ponder Chris Johanson’s seriously playful I Do Not Know but Am Open to Learning on Floor 2.

Meditate on the meaning of Amy Ellingson's 50 Variations and its repeated lines, loops, and fragments on Floor 2.

Image: Alexander Calder, Untitled, 1963; the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; © Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; photo: © Henrik Kam