SFMOMA offers 45,000 square feet of art-filled public spaces — no ticket required. There are a number of artworks on Floors 1 and 2 (and some surprises just outside) that offer a great introduction to the art for our time.
Celebrate the people that make up our extraordinary city in JR’s The Chronicles of San Francisco, a vibrant digital mural located near the entrance at Howard Street. Look closely and you might see a familiar face.
Julie Mehretu’s HOWL, eon (I, II) (2017) is an expansive exploration of the American West — its transcendent landscapes and violent colonial history. Created as part of SFMOMA’s new art commissioning program, this site-specific diptych’s two vast abstract canvases flank the main staircase in the soaring Haas, Jr. Atrium, which is freely accessible to the public.
Curl up with a good book at the Public Knowledge Library, a temporary branch of the San Francisco Public Library housed in our Koret Education Center.
The Public Knowledge Library serves as the main hub for Public Knowledge, a series of artist projects, research collaborations, and programs designed to promote public dialogue on the cultural impact of urban change and build new connections between ideas, individuals, and communities.