WIRED – The Secrets of the New SFMOMA

By Rene Chun
Illustration by Bryon Christie Design
Diagrams by Jason Lee

After a three-year renovation, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art reopens on May 14, and the result looks like a slab of glacial ice floating down Third Street. It’s headed for icon status, and not solely because of the new facade.

Craig Dykers, cofounder of Snohetta, the architecture firm behind the reboot, stresses that this isn’t just a museum for the traditional patron: “We wanted to open the door to people who have little knowledge of modern art,” he says, “and provide refinement and focus for longtime art enthusiasts.” In other word, tis is more than an art repository.

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