San Francisco MOMA
San Francisco MOMA © David Fair
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is one of the country's premier modern art centres, featuring important works of Diego Rivera, Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Clyfford Still, Henry Matisse, Paul Klee, Jeff Koons and iconic photography from Ansel Adams. With the recent donation of the 1,100-piece Fisher Collection, SFMOMA now ranks alongside the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate Modern in London as essential pilgrimage sites for lovers of 20th century art. The museum café and art shop are destinations in their own right, while the SFMOMA's iconic building, constructed in 1995, is a work of art in itself. Grab a free audio tour headset on the way in - the excellent commentary will greatly enhance your appreciation of the works.
The SFMOMA building is under construction until 2016, however, exhibitions are frequently held at other venues around the city. Visit the museum's website for more information.
Address: 151 Third Street (between Mission and Howard)
Telephone: (415) 357-4000
Opening times: Monday to Tuesday 11am-5:45pm, Thursday 11am-8:45pm, Friday-Sunday 11am-5:45pm. Closed Wednesday.
Admission: Adults $18, students $9. Children under 12 are free. Half price admission Thursday evenings from 6pm.