On May 14, 2016, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will reopen to the public and become the largest museum of modern and contemporary art in the United States. A meeting place where all can discover new inspiration and creativity, the SFMOMA will connect more people than ever with the expansive possibilities of modern and contemporary art.
Created in 1935, the SFMOMA has long been considered as one of the most prestigious structures in the Unites States regarding modern and contemporary art. In June 2013, the
museum closed its doors in order to expand and start a complete transformation of its exhibition space. On May 14, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will reopen after a three-year renovation and expansion that more than doubles its size.
SFMOMA renowned collection numbers some 30,000 artworks and continues to grow, providing fresh perspectives and infinite new stories to explore. The expanded museum will offer even more opportunities for visitors to experience the boundary-pushing explorations of modern and contemporary art.
Since its 1936 exhibition on Matisse, the SF MOMA has always maintained a close relationship with French museums. It has welcomed great exhibitions of French artists, including one devoted to Chagall in 2003, several installations of Pierre Huyghe and Philippe Parreno, works of video maker Sylvie Blocher and also a tribute to Henri Cartier Bresson. The permanent collections of the SFMOMA include almost 3,000 French works, among which many pieces by Matisse, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Sophie Calle or Yves Klein.
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