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Best Architecture & Design in San Francisco

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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art houses a permanent collection of over 15,000 works, including more than 4,700 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and 9,000 plus photographs. Originally opened in 1995, the museum has exhibited the works of Henri Matisse, Richard Diebenkorn, Dorothea Lange, Paul Klee, Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney and many contemporary artists. Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, the space itself is a wonder to behold. After a major renovation completed in 2016, the SFMOMA now boasts seven floors of art along with exciting features including a living wall, sculpture garden and impressive views of Yerba Buena Gardens.

Previously located in downtown, the Museum of Craft and Design relocated to its current location in April 2013. An important cultural venue in the area, the museum celebrates the areas of contemporary craft and design, assembling under one roof an eclectic array of artifacts, exhibits, and educational resources for the general public as well as experts and aficionados. The museum plays an active public role by offering innovative community outreach programs.

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