Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMOMA broke ground Wednesday on a remodeling project that will shut it until 2016.

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerThe SFMOMA broke ground Wednesday on a remodeling project that will shut it until 2016.

SFMOMA to hold party before remodel

The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is free for all visitors through Sunday, marking the last days the museum will be open before it shuts its doors until 2016 for a large expansion project.

The museum located at 151 Third St. is holding a 24-hour art exhibit starting Saturday and other various events before the doors close at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, museum officials said. A groundbreaking ceremony for the new space was held Wednesday, with city and museum officials celebrating the start of the project with schoolchildren and other residents.

On Saturday, the museum will begin a 24-hour screening of “The Clock,” a video installation by Christian Marclay that is composed of thousands of film clips referencing times of day that have been edited into a daylong montage.

The screening begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and will continue overnight and into Sunday, according to museum officials. The museum will be open throughout the night.

When SFMOMA closes on Sunday evening, staff will hold a farewell processional that will begin on the museum’s rooftop and will continue throughout the building.

The SFMOMA expansion project will include a new 10-story addition along the back of the current building.

Museum officials are continuing to collect money to fund the expansion. About 90 percent of the $610 million needed for the project has been raised thus far.

More information about the SFMOMA free days and the expansion project can be found on the museum’s website at www.sfmoma.org.

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