The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is getting ready to close its doors for a major expansion project, with Sunday, June 2 being the last day it will be open until 2016.
As a way to celebrate, the museum is offering free admission for visitors through Sunday, with special events planned as well. SFMOMA is holding a kickoff party on Thursday night at 6:00pm. Admission will again be free for the event, with food and drinks being offered. The party will be held in the museum’s Haas Atrium, The Schwab Room and Rooftop Pavilion.
On Saturday, MOMA will begin a 24-hour screening of “The Clock,” a video installation by Christian Marclay that is composed of thousands of film clips referencing times of day. Screenings begin at 10:00am.
The museum officially shuts its doors at 5:30pm on Sunday, as the staff will hold a farewell processional.
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The expansion project, with a cost of $610 million, will include a new 10-story addition along the back of the current building, new outdoor terrace, large vertical garden and easier public access throughout.
The museum is about art, and the expansion will include a much bigger collection for visitors. Much of that is because of the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, considered one of the greatest private collections of contemporary art in the world.
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is located at 151 Third Street.