One of the smartest moves the San Francisco Museum of Art has made in recent years coincides with its 2022 SECA Art Award Exhibition, on view through May 29. For the duration of that five-person show of local contemporary artists, the museum’s entire second floor is open to the public for free.
It’s a simple, refreshing premise: Local museum showing local artists (not always a given!) is open to locals. I also choose to view this as an encouraging step towards wider accessibility and affordability (current general admission tickets cost adults $25 each, while special entry to Ragnar Kjartansson’s The Visitors bumps it up to $30).