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Det nya SFMOMA i San Francisco blir ett av världens stora konstmuseer

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Tack vare en magnifik donation av modern konst från Doris and Donald Fisher collection of contemporary art år 2009 så har SFMOMA eller San Francisco Museum of Modern Art blivit ett av USA:s och världens stora museer av moder konst. Ett museum sån nu öppnar på nytt efter en omfattande ombyggnad.

Jori Finkel skriver i New York Times: New SFMoMA Aims to Be Not Just Giant, but Global

When the museum officially reopens on May 14, after a three-year closing, a $305 million addition by the architecture firm Snohetta and a campaign that elicited some 3,000 works of art from donors, it will have bragging rights on many fronts.

Spanning a full city block at its widest, with a dynamic white structure that resembles a cruise ship, the museum will be the largest in the Bay Area. It will have more exhibition space dedicated to photography than the Getty in Los Angeles, and more gallery space than the current Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan.

It will also have extraordinary concentrations of 20th-century art: Calder mobiles, Warhol silk-screens, Richter paintings and LeWitt wall drawings across three floors, thanks to a 100-year loan by the Gap founders Don and Doris Fisher that necessitated the expansion

Det är ett museum som alla konstälskare som besöker San Francisco absolut bör besöka.

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