David Park: Two Bathers Photo by Henrik Kam, courtesy of SFMOMA

David Park Featured in SFMOMA Re-Opening

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) has announced it will reopen to the public on Sunday, October 4 with two weeks of Free Community Days and free parking through Sunday, October 18.

Within easy walking distance from the San Francisco Ferry Building, our readers should number among the first to take advantage of this opportunity.

After more than six months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SFMOMA embraces a heightened focus on visitor and staff health and safety and is implementing new precautionary measures for reopening, including limiting the number of visitors each day to 25% of regular capacity with timed tickets, requiring masks for all visitors and staff, providing hourly sanitation of public areas and requiring social distance throughout the museum. These measures and others will ensure SFMOMA is a safe space for its community and staff.

The museum will offer special preview days for members from October 1–3 before its Free Community Days for the public October 4–18. Tickets will be available for members on September 23 and for the public on September 25. Advance timed reservations for all SFMOMA tickets are strongly encouraged and can be made at sfmoma.org/tickets. Tickets are required for all visitors including those 18 and under who always enjoy free admission.

SFMOMA will have new public hours when it reopens: Friday through Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. The museum will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Ferry riders should note that the museum will reopen with a focus on Bay Area artists including David Park: A Retrospective, the first major retrospective of the beloved Bay Area figurative painter, a companion exhibition, David Park and His Circle: The Drawing Sessions

Park was an avid fan of the ferry and often did sketches when riding it on the bay.

Perhaps this best explains his fascination with waterfront culture, boaters, and bathers.