With the recent reopening of the expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), combined with new galleries and a growing collector base, the contemporary art scene in San Francisco is burgeoning. Here are some of my favorite galleries in the city.
Opening only a few days after the SFMOMA in May 2016, the Gagosian Gallery is conveniently positioned directly opposite the redesigned Museum of Modern Art. This new exhibition space represents the 16th gallery in the Gagosian global network but is curated autonomously from its affiliated outposts. The striking 4,500-square-foot space, featuring light gray design accents, steel pillars and a skylight that floods the room with natural light, offers four rotating exhibits per year and periodic art events. Highlights of the recent display were the bronze “Tête de Femme” by Pablo Picasso and Alberto Giacometti’s “Standing Woman.” The flow of space within the gallery lends itself to close appraisal of the works of art.
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