Asian Art Museum, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Announce Temporary Closure Effective March 14, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ASIAN ART MUSEUM
FINE ARTS MUSEUMS OF SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
ANNOUNCE TEMPORARY CLOSURE EFFECTIVE MARCH 14, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — The Asian Art Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), comprising the de Young Museum and the Legion of Honor, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) collaboratively announce a temporary closure to the public effective at 5 pm PST on Friday, March 13.  With the united focus on the health and safety of their visitors and staff members, the museums made this decision to align with local and federal guidelines and social distancing recommendations for the containment of the coronavirus.

The museums will continue to monitor the development of the public health situation, and each will announce reopening dates as they are confirmed.

ASIAN ART MUSEUM
The closure of the Asian Art Museum includes the museum, its café (Sunday at the Museum), and its store. More information can be found at asianart.org.

FINE ARTS MUSEUMS (FAMSF)
Both the de Young and the Legion of Honor, including museum cafes and stores, will be closed.  Please find the most up-to-date information at deyoungmuseum.org/coronavirus-response.

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (SFMOMA)
SFMOMA’S closure includes the museum, its restaurants (In Situ, Café 5, and Sightglass coffee bars), stores (museum and SFO store) and the Artists Gallery at Fort Mason. For the most up-to-date information including instructions on rescheduling a visit, go to sfmoma.org/coronavirus-update.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

ASIAN ART MUSEUM: TIM HALLMAN; 415-581-3711; thallman@asianart.org

FAMSF: HELENA NORDSTROM; 415-465-3531; hnordstrom@famsf.org

SFMOMA: JILL LYNCH; 415-680-8352; jlynch@sfmoma.org