SFMOMA is the first and oldest modern art museum on America’s West Coast.
It was founded in 1935 and one of its earliest acquisitions was The Flower Carrier (1935) by Mexican painter and muralist, Diego Rivera, which is one of the museum’s most iconic pieces.
It was one of the first museums to herald the merits of photography as an art form; and the first museum to exhibit a collection by American expressionist, Jackson Pollack, in 1945.
Today, SFMOMA boasts an extensive collection of more than 30,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs and media arts installations by artists based in California and around the world…
Including 200+ photographs by nature photographer and California native, Ansel Adams; paintings by European masters Henri Matisse, René Magritte and Pablo Picasso; and works by American masters Andy Warhol, Imogen Cunningham, Jasper Johns and Georgia O’Keeffe.