Good things come in threes this spring at SFMOMA, with new exhibitions and fresh perspectives taking root. Check out live performances, three immersive exhibitions on one floor, and more! This list of not-to-miss highlights gives you plenty of reasons and ways to visit the museum this season.
Visit SFMOMA this spring
See What’s Blooming
Access to all exhibitions, galleries, and cafes is included with general admission. Don’t forget, kids 18 and under always visit for free.
Do more than just look — join in a series of live performances this spring. In March, be sure to catch Michelle Handelman’s Hustlers & Empires, a newly commissioned video installation and live work. Then drop in for BodyCartography Project’s participatory dance pieces, coinciding with Free Family Day. Both are part of Limited Edition, a series of contemporary performance events happening at the museum and around San Francisco.
Image: BodyCartography Project, felt room, 2017; photo: courtesy the artists
The Contemporary Floor
Don’t miss three captivating shows, all on one floor! Get swept up in the aural and visual odyssey Sublime Seas: John Akomfrah and J. M. W. Turner, see how a diverse group of artists responds to the urgent issues of our time in Nothing Stable under Heaven, and become transfixed by Jim Campbell’s mesmerizing light installation Tilted Plane.
Image: John Akomfrah, Vertigo Sea, 2015 (installation view); © Smoking Dogs Films; courtesy Lisson Gallery
Expand your perspective with three ways to tour the galleries. Catch one of our free daily gallery conversations, go deeper into our special exhibitions with a private guided tour, or catch our monthly Deep Cuts talks, highlighting hidden gems in our collection.
Photo: Jorell Legaspi
Be sure to stop by Floor 3 to experience The Train: RFK’s Last Journey, a powerful exploration of history and memory from three distinct perspectives. Bringing together works by artists Paul Fusco, Rein Jelle Terpstra, and Philippe Parreno that look at the journey of Robert F. Kennedy’s funeral train on June 8, 1968, this multidisciplinary exhibition sheds new light on an important historical moment, and offers insight into how events are recorded and remembered.
Image: Paul Fusco, Untitled, from the series RFK Funeral Train, 1968, printed 2008; collection SFMOMA, purchase through a gift of Randi and Bob Fisher, Nion McEvoy, Kate and Wes Mitchell, The Black Dog Private Foundation, Candace and Vincent Gaudiani, Michele and Chris Meany, Jane and Larry Reed, and John A. MacMahon; © Magnum Photos, courtesy Danziger Gallery
Three More Reasons
As if you needed more reasons to visit, you can also explore the innovative spirit of the West Coast in Designed in California, see new growth blooming on our living wall, and join the conversation in Public Knowledge programs happening at our very own branch of the San Francisco Public Library — inside the museum!
Photo: Ryan Baker
|Senior (65 years and older)||$22|
|Age 19-24 with ID||$19|
|Age 18 and under||Free|
Prices may vary for special exhibitions. Tickets for visitors 18 and under can be booked online in conjunction with a paid or Member ticket, or in person at SFMOMA for same-day use.
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SFMOMA is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.