ART WORLD

A sam­pling of San Francisco’s vis­ual art scene

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SFMOMA RE­OPENED in 2016 af­ter a $305 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion that nearly tripled its gallery space, mak­ing it the largest modern art mu­seum in the coun­try. The ex­pan­sion, which was de­signed by Nor­we­gian ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign firm Snøhetta, blends seam­lessly with the orig­i­nal Botta brick struc­ture, and fea­tures a white, rip­pling façade that pays homage to both the bay and the city’s iconic fog. The mu­seum’s cur­rent col­lec­tion en­tails more than 33,000 works, from sculp­ture to me­dia arts. On view this month is “Matisse/Diebenkorn,” a joint ex­hi­bi­tion of 100 paint­ings and draw­ings that ex­plores the in­flu­ence Matisse had on Diebenkorn through­out his ca­reer. En­try to the mu­seum is al­ways free for any­one un­der 18, and there are also large art­works in pub­lic spa­ces that don’t re­quire tick­eted en­try, such as San Francisco na­tive Richard Serra’s half-mil­lion-pound steel maze sculp­ture, “Se­quence,” around which the Howard Street Gallery was built. 151 3rd St., 415.357.4000

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