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YBCA Archive

YBCA opened its doors in 1993 as the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood. We are proud of our rich history in the visual arts, the performing arts, film, and civic and community engagement. Enjoy this digital journey through our history with the launch of our first online archive. Please reach out if you have intel to share that can help us build this archive!

From the Archive

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Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite

Holcombe Waller presented by YBCA

November 16–17, 2018


Tania Bruguera: Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder

June 16–October 28, 2017


Analogy/Dora: Tramontane

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company presented by YBCA

March 10–13, 2016


Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

June 13–October 11, 2015

Lead image: Artist Taravat Talepasand.