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The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will be shutting its doors next Monday, June 3 to begin its expansion. Before you break down in tears, there's some good news: museum entry will be free for all this Thursday through Sunday! For those of you who can visit before closing time, you'll definitely want to check out Christian Marclay's exhibit The Clock. And of course, the new-and-improved SFMOMA will reopen in 2016.
But if you can't make it to the museum this week and you're freaking out, don't fret: Many of the SFMOMA's exhibits will be on display at different museums like the Contemporary Jewish Museum, Berkeley Art Museum, and the Asian Art Museum during its temporary closure. SFMOMA will also be sharing art at off-site exhibits while the new space is under construction, like the outdoor installation of Mark di Suvero's large scale sculptures at Crissy Field. The rest of the museum's art will be in a "top secret storage location," which I can only imagine is a maze of crates somewhere under San Simeon.
So far, SFMOMA has raised $545 Million of their $610 Million goal and plan to add on 225,000 square feet of space to the new structure. If you're interested in contributing, you can find out more here.