Just heads up that, despite their vehement claims that they're truly not closing for three years, SFMOMA is really kinda closing the museum as we know it on June 2 in order to embark on a major expansion, designed by celebrated Norwegian architects of the moment, Snohetta. They stress that in the coming few years the museum will simply be going "beyond its walls and directly into the community," and doing a bunch of wall-free, site-specific installations, as well as neighborhood festivals and an array of collaborative and traveling museum exhibitions. Anyway, the new museum is sure gonna pretty you guys, in 2016.

They just released a couple more renderings from Snohetta, including ones of the new Howard Street entrance, the third floor sculpture terrace that will run the length of the building from Howard to Minna, featuring a vertical garden that will be "the biggest public living wall of native plants in San Francisco." Enjoy.

[via SFMOMA]