All Four Major San Francisco Museums Closing Temporarily

“The Asian Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), comprising the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) collaboratively announce a temporary closure to the public effective at 5 pm PST on Friday, March 13.”

Tentatively, the Asian Art Museum and SFMOMA plan to reopen on March 28, and the de Young and Legion of Honor on March 31st.

The Contemporary Jewish Museum and the California Academy of Sciences are also currently closed temporarily.

“The CJM has not been connected to any known cases of #coronavirus but we are committed to doing our part to help curb community spread of the outbreak. Therefore, we will close The Museum temporarily.”

The closures follow the announcement of the closure of all 250+ capacity concert venues and sporting event cancelations including the MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, NCAA and more.

More information about the closures can be found at

From the Asian Art Museum: “We want to offer you online alternatives to engaging with our world-class art collection while we are closed. We encourage you to find comfort and inspiration through art on our YouTube channelonline collection, and educational resources portal.”


Photo by Cheryl Guerrero from Friday Nights at the de Young