On May 14, after a three-year expansion project, SFMOMA will have its big moment in one of the SF art world openings that led the Wall Street Journal to declare a general San Francisco art renaissance. If you want to be among the first to celebrate, you're advised to secure free tickets starting this Wednesday at noon on their website.
Though opening day admission is free, the Chronicle explains that tickets for arrivals in 15-minute intervals will be required. That's to keep things from becoming the inevitable madhouse they will become anyway.
Now measuring 460,000 square feet, the threefold larger museum at 151 3rd Street has given us a floor-by-floor breakdown of what to expect, and SFist also took a look at the bare-walls, bare-bones galleries during construction.
SFMOMA will be open all week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until Labor Day, with hours until 9 .m. on Thursday and permanent hours TBD. The best news for young art savants — the museum will now be free for those 18 and younger.