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SFMOMA sneak peek: More space, more dude art and an Ellsworth Kelly-Agnes Martin surprise

SFMOMA sneak peek: More space, more dude art and an Ellsworth Kelly-Agnes Martin surprise

In an era in which commercial galleries open at the scale of Home Depot, it comes as no surprise that museums are also in an arms race for maximum square footage. Certainly, that's the case with the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. After a three-year, $305-million expansion and renovation by the Norwegian firm Snohetta, it has gone from 70,000 square feet of gallery space to a mind-boggling 170,000.

In other words, a museum that could once be comfortably visited in a day, will...

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