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Monday, March 28, 2016

You Can Get Free Opening Day SFMOMA Tickets on March 30

Posted By on Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 12:02 PM

click to enlarge HENRIK KAM
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Opening day is free, after which point tickets will be free for members and humans under 18, and $25 for general admission.

But as of noon on Wednesday, March 30 at noon, you'll be able to procure those free opening day tickets in 15-minute intervals for the unveiling of the redesigned SFMOMA (Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m.).

The new, 10-story SFMOMA, designed by the international starchitects at Snøhetta has almost three times as much gallery space as the floorplan of Mario Botta's building (which it supersedes but does not technically replace). So you can see 260 postwar and contemporary works on three floors from the Doris and David Fisher Collection, and check out the new Pritzker Center for Photography, the largest gallery and research center of its kind in any American museum.

Besides a sculpture terrace highlighting Alexander Calder and Richard Serra's Sequence on the ground floor, SFMOMA contains works by icons like Eva Hesse, Ellsworth Kelly, Bruce Nauman, Sol LeWitt, Jackson Pollock, Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, Mark Rothko, Ed Ruscha, Diane Arbus, Anselm Kiefer, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter, and Andy Warhol. There's a sculpture gallery illuminated by natural light on the fifth floor, and on the sixth, a gallery space dedicated to architecture and design, with an opening exhibit on graphic artists.

Chef Corey Lee of Benu will open a restaurant, In Situ, inside SFMOMA later in the spring.

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Peter Lawrence Kane

Peter Lawrence Kane is SF Weekly's Arts Editor. He has lived in San Francisco since 2008 and is two-thirds the way toward his goal of visiting all 59 national parks.


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