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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is a major modern art museum and San Francisco landmark.

It opened in 1935 under founding director Dr. Grace Morley (Grace L. McCann Morley, Director from 1935–1958) as the San Francisco Museum of Art, the first museum on the West Coast devoted solely to 20th-century art. The museum added "Modern" to its title in 1975, and established an international reputation.

In a major transformation and expansion, in 1995 the museum moved to its current location and its iconic architectural showpiece facility designed by Mario Botta. Inviting comparison to the preeminent MOMA in New York City, the museum re-branded itself "SFMOMA".

The museum has in its collection important works by Jackson Pollock, Richard Diebenkorn, Paul Klee, Marcel Duchamp and Ansel Adams, among others.

The St. Regis Museum Tower, W Hotel San Francisco and the PacBell Building rise right next to the museum.




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