SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The revamped San Francisco Museum of Modern Art has reopened with a marching band, jumbo red balloons and red confetti raining down from the top of the new 10-story white building bulging from its side.
The reopening celebration Saturday comes after a three-year redesign that nearly tripled the building’s gallery space.
The new museum opened to the public with 19 inaugural exhibitions showcasing the work of artists like Diego Rivera, Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol and Mark Bradford.
About 5,000 people are expected to visit the museum on opening day.
Museum officials say the $305 million expansion designed by the Norwegian firm Snohetta includes almost 170,000 square feet of new and renewed indoor and outdoor galleries.
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