SFMOMA Raises $250 Million to Expand
|February 4, 2010||Posted by jamie under Art||
Exciting news from SFMOMA ….
SFMOMA is pleased to announce today that it has received landmark contributions totaling more than $250 million to expand the museum and double its endowment. Making up more than half of a projected $480 million campaign goal, these pledges from museum leadership will fuel SFMOMA’s plans to triple its gallery and public spaces in order to offer enhanced programs and showcase the Fisher Collection, one the world’s finest private collections of modern and contemporary art. Members will get a first look at the collection this summer when the exhibition Calder to Warhol: Introducing The Fisher Collection is on view from June 25 through September 19.
The museum is also delighted to announce that its agreement with the Fisher family to house their unparalleled art collection will be extended from 25 to 100 years. The Fisher Collection will be on display in a new wing that will be built as part of SFMOMA’s expansion. The museum is launching an international search to select an architect to design the expansion.