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Calling all art aficionados who love a good bargain! You might have missed SFMOMA’s most recent free admission day on May 22, but lucky for us, they just opened up reservations for their next free day on Thursday, June 24. It’s a great opportunity to see SFMOMA’s enormous new immersive exhibition Nam June Paik!
The entire museum will be free to visitors on this day. Children 18 and under always get in free, but it is recommended to reserve a timed ticket for them as well. There is a limit of 2 adult tickets per reservation.
Keep in mind that some exhibitions will have limited capacity so as to respect social distancing requirements. You may add your party to a virtual waiting list for these exhibitions upon arrival. The museum is open from 10am to 8pm on this day.
SF MOMA is one of the City’s most famous museums, and you’ll find both large- and small-scale exhibitions to help you think critically about contemporary art in today’s society. If fine art isn’t your thing, this museum might change your mind! Be sure to take some awesome pictures while you’re at it. Current exhibitions include the following (see the full list here):
- Bay Area Walls (ongoing): Local artists respond to 2020 on large commissioned artworks displayed across 3 floors of the museum.
- Close to Home (until September 5): 7 Bay Area artists present their artistic, emotional, and political responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and other significant social events in 2020.
- Future Histories: Theaster Gates and Cauleen Smith (until July 18): Gates and Smith offer new perspectives on the past with archival photography, music, and video projections.
- Nam June Paik (until October 3): This wildly anticipated exhibition is a mesmerizing immersive experience showing over 200 works from the celebrated Korean American artist. It will be the first major show of Paik’s work in the U.S. in over 20 years.
- Off the Wall (until August 22): Five artists transform photographs into sculpture, with varying interpretations using picture frames, projections, and more.
- New Work: Charles Gains (until September 12): Prominent American artist Charles Gaines examines the Dred Scott Decision with drawings, videos, and a musical composition.
General admission usually costs $25 for adults, so these free admission days are a real treat! According to their website, SFMOMA is able to offer free days thanks to their funders Martha and Bruce Atwater, Wayee Chu and Ethan Beard, Concepción S. and Irwin Federman, and The Hearst Foundations.
[Featured Image: Courtesy of SFMOMA]