SFMOMA | largest museum of modern art in the US

SFMOMA and St. Regis San Francisco (c) 2017 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

We spent last weekend in San Francisco, choosing the St. Regis San Francisco for our stay. Located a few blocks south of Market Street at the corner of Mission St. and 3rd Avenue, SFMOMA is literally the hotel's neighbor to the south (see the photo above of the hotel tower in the background and the museum in the foreground).

SFMOMA re-opened in May, 2016 after a massive expansion and renovation project that tripled its gallery space. With ten total floors of exhibits, including two floors (45,000 square feet) of public space that require no ticket, this is the largest museum of contemporary art in the United States.

Alexander Calder sculpture (c) 2017 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

Because Saturday afternoon is an especially crowded time, we plan to come back and view the museum on a less crowded weekday morning. We live across the bay in Berkeley, just a 30 minute BART ride away. But we did walk through the two public floors of exhibition space, viewing the museum's interesting architecture, the atrium's central skylight with a suspended mobile sculpture by Alexander Calder, and a massive sculpture on the ground floor by Richard Serra entitled Sequence.

SFMOMA is one of many things you'll enjoy doing when you visit San Francisco. If you stay at the St. Regis, contact us for the Virtuoso amenities that will reward you with free daily breakfast for two and a $100 F&B credit just by booking with us!

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