SFMOMA Giving Away Free Tickets for Opening Day

Snøhetta expansion of SFMOMA, opening May 14, 2016. (Photo: © Henrik Kam, courtesy of SFMOMA)

Bay Area art fans counting down the days until the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) until it reopens in mid-May can sign up for free tickets to the re-opening starting Wednesday, March 30.

As of noon, readers can head to SFMOMA.org and click on the "Tickets" link at the bottom. You'll then be entered into an online queue that will give you ten minutes to register for your free tickets.

The museum has been under-construction for almost three years in order to house its expanded collection, which will now feature pieces from the 1,100-piece Doris and Donald Fisher Collection and many others. The expansion of the building, which has been helmed by architecture firm Snøhetta, has been a boon for the museum -- the fund-raising campaign that coincided with the expansion drummed up $610 million, which not only covers construction costs, it triples the museum’s endowment.

The museum also commissioned commemorative jewelry for its reopening, which will be sold in the museum's store. Three architects and one industrial designer conceived the collection, which was inspired by the new look of the museum, and will cost between $55 to $750 per piece.