Founded in 1935, SFMOMA collects modern and contemporary work by artists from around the world. The collection of more than thirty thousand artworks include four major categories: architecture and design, media arts, painting and sculpture, and photography.
SFMOMA has deep holdings of work by individual artists across their careers, particularly in the Painting and Sculpture collection and the Museum is also dedicated to supporting and collecting the work of California artists, especially those active in the Bay Area.
In addition to extensive gallery space, there is a glass pavilion and two open-air spaces featuring a rotating selection of indoor and outdoor sculpture from the museum’s permanent collection.
This retrospective publication, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art: 75 Years of Looking Forward (2010), celebrates 75 years of SFMOMA's collecting, and includes more than 300 large-scale plates and 50 text entries on individual works.
Thematic retrospective displays the breadth of an eight-decade career
Photographic works and sculpture illuminate the breadth of the artist's work
150 works of experimental art by 70+ contemporary artists and collectives
140 small-scale artworks of renderings of the physical world
More than 350 works reconsider the continuum of his career
Art by the mentally Ill alongside works by the 3 modernists
Original sketches and archival images alongside images of the ranch today
50 years of Thiebold's works alongside paintins by old friends and new discoveries
Works in a range of materials and scale
Works include framed paper-based art and immersive installations
Explore her entire career, from feminist work to her latest immersive video installations