Fodor's Expert Review Fort Mason Center

Marina Arts/Performance Venue
Free

Originally a depot for the shipment of supplies to the Pacific during World War II, the fort was converted into a cultural center in 1977 and is now home to the vegetarian restaurant Greens and shops, galleries, and performance spaces.

The Museo Italo Americano ( Bldg. C, 415/673–2200, museoitaloamericano.org, closed Mon.) is a small gallery that hosts one exhibit at a time, worth a glance if you're already at Fort Mason.

The temporary exhibits downstairs at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery ( Bldg. A, 415/441–4777, www.sfmoma.org/artists-gallery , closed Sun. and Mon.) can be great, but head upstairs and check out the paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs for sale or rent. You won't find a Picasso or a Rembrandt, but where else can you get a $50,000 work of art to hang on your wall for $400 (a month)?

From March through September, Friday evening at Fort Mason means Off the Grid (offthegridsf.com); the city's food-truck gathering... READ MORE

Originally a depot for the shipment of supplies to the Pacific during World War II, the fort was converted into a cultural center in 1977 and is now home to the vegetarian restaurant Greens and shops, galleries, and performance spaces.

The Museo Italo Americano ( Bldg. C, 415/673–2200, museoitaloamericano.org, closed Mon.) is a small gallery that hosts one exhibit at a time, worth a glance if you're already at Fort Mason.

The temporary exhibits downstairs at the SFMOMA Artists Gallery ( Bldg. A, 415/441–4777, www.sfmoma.org/artists-gallery , closed Sun. and Mon.) can be great, but head upstairs and check out the paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs for sale or rent. You won't find a Picasso or a Rembrandt, but where else can you get a $50,000 work of art to hang on your wall for $400 (a month)?

From March through September, Friday evening at Fort Mason means Off the Grid (offthegridsf.com); the city's food-truck gathering happens at locations around town, and this is one of the oldest and most popular. Check online for updates.

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Arts/Performance Venue Free

Quick Facts

2 Marina Blvd.
San Francisco, California  94123, USA

415-345–7500-event information

fortmason.org

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