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Bay Area Now 9

Presented by YBCA

October 6, 2023–May 5, 2024

The ninth iteration of YBCA’s signature triennial exhibition highlighting 30 artists working throughout the Bay Area’s nine counties.

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Curator-Led Tour of Bay Area Now 9

Tours

Curator-Led Tour of Bay Area Now 9

A free curator-led tour to learn more about the exhibition, background of key pieces, insider details, and more.

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Second Sundays, October 8, 2023–May 5, 2023, 12-1 PM

First & Second Floor Galleries, YBCA
Free and open to the public for Free Second Sundays

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Color in Twelve Parts

Screenings & Films

Color in Twelve Parts

Bay Area Now 9 Looping Film Program

A series of 12 monochromatic films that pull colors from all parts of life and bring them to you, one color at a time.

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February 1–29, 2024, 11 AM–5 PM

Screening Room, YBCA
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Access is included with ticketed entry to the exhibition Bay Area Now 9. Selected films will loop during gallery open hours.

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pARTicipate Workshop with Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Expressive Sculpture

Workshops

pARTicipate Workshop with Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Expressive Sculpture

Workshops presented by YBCA

Play and express yourself through air-dry clay by creating abstract sculptures, informed by personal memory, shapes, form and color.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024, 2–4pm

Grand Lobby, YBCA
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Free with registration

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Celebrating Michael Smuin

Performances

Celebrating Michael Smuin

Presented by Smuin Contemporary Ballet

Join us for these special performances celebrating founder, Michael Smuin.

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February 29–March 3, 2024

Blue Shield of California Theater, YBCA

Tickets: $34–89

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Workshops

Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Sorry I Missed Your Show: The Anastasio Project

Dance

Sorry I Missed Your Show: The Anastasio Project

Presented by YBCA

Watch a film screening of NAKA Dance Theater’s seminal work The Anastasio Project, followed by a conversation with artists from the project.

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Friday, March 1, 2024, 7–9 PM

Screening Room, YBCA
Tickets:
$9

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Undocumented Dance

Performances

Undocumented Dance

Presented by YBCA

A dynamic afternoon of dance performances exploring the experiences of migration and immigration.

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Saturday, March 2, 2024, 1–3 PM

Third Street Courtyard, YBCA
Tickets:
Access is included with ticketed entry to the exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Sorry I Missed Your Show: Y Basta Ya!/Enough!

Dance

Sorry I Missed Your Show: Y Basta Ya!/Enough!

Presented by YBCA

Y Basta Ya! tells the story of these powerful women leaders and the ways in which creative processes can shift based on the care needs of the community.

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Saturday, March 2, 2024, 3:30–5 PM

Screening Room, YBCA
Tickets:
$9

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pARTicipate Workshop with Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Embroidered Stories

Workshops

pARTicipate Workshop with Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Embroidered Stories

Workshops presented by YBCA

Tell your own story in textiles through basic stitches and fabric glue.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 2–4pm

Grand Lobby, YBCA
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Free with registration

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Workshops

Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Zine-Making on the Mobile Studio

Workshops

Zine-Making on the Mobile Studio

Presented by YBCA

Create your own zine in these drop-in workshops using a Mobile Zine-Making Studio designed by Artivate artists Chris Treggiari and Amy Berk.

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Saturday, March 9, 2024, 12–3 PM

Grand Lobby, YBCA
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Free with registration

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Soy Yo/It’s Me

Performances

Soy Yo/It’s Me

Presented by YBCA

An intimate evening of performance, ceremony, food, and conversation led by BAN9 artist Arleene Correa Valencia.

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Saturday, March 9, 2024, 6–9 PM

Forum, YBCA
Tickets:
$30

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The Artist at Work: José Figueroa

Workshops

The Artist at Work: José Figueroa

Presented by YBCA

Drop in on this artmaking session with BAN9 artist José Figueroa and try out his drawing process for yourself.

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Sunday, March 10, 2024, 12–3 PM

First Floor Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Christine’s Schedule C

Performances

Christine’s Schedule C

Presented by YBCA

A performative lecture from self-described “financial exhibitionist” Christine Tien Wang.

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Saturday, March 10, 2024, 3–5 PM

Screening Room, YBCA
Tickets: 
Access is included with ticketed entry to the exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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pARTicipate Workshop with Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Memory Collage

Workshops

pARTicipate Workshop with Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Memory Collage

Workshops presented by YBCA

Revisit personal experiences and/or cultural memories to create a mixed-media collage that evokes your personal journey.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 2–4pm

Grand Lobby, YBCA
Tickets:
Free with registration

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Workshops

Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Thursday, March 14, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Goodwill Label Stories

Public Programs

Goodwill Label Stories

Pop-up with artist Lynda Grose

A dynamic conversation on second-hand clothing, sustainability and the fashion industry at this interactive pop-up event. Bring your own thrifted garment or browse a selection from Goodwill to take home.

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Saturday, March 16, 2024, 1–4 PM

Grand Lobby, YBCA
Free with registration

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pARTicipate Workshop with Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Community-Dedicated Postcards

Workshops

pARTicipate Workshop with Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Community-Dedicated Postcards

Workshops presented by YBCA

Celebrate your community by creating special handmade cards to give to friends, family, and loved ones to commemorate a specific community event.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024, 2–4pm

Grand Lobby, YBCA
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Sip & Sketch: José Figueroa

Workshops

Sip & Sketch: José Figueroa

Presented by YBCA

Grab your sketching tool of choice, your beverage of choice, and a seat for Sip & Sketch with BAN9 artist José Figueroa.

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Thursday, March 21, 2024, 5:30–8 PM

First Floor Galleries, YBCA
Tickets:
Access is included with ticketed entry to the exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Zine-Making on the Mobile Studio

Workshops

Zine-Making on the Mobile Studio

Presented by YBCA

Create your own zine in these drop-in workshops using a Mobile Zine-Making Studio designed by Artivate artists Chris Treggiari and Amy Berk.

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Saturday, March 23, 2024, 12–3 PM

Grand Lobby, YBCA
Tickets:
Free with registration

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pARTicipate Workshop with Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Trophy Room Dioramas

Workshops

pARTicipate Workshop with Blanca Estela Rodríguez: Trophy Room Dioramas

Workshops presented by YBCA

Create a diorama filled with mini sculptures of everyday objects influenced by your own personal collection of items.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 2–4pm

Grand Lobby, YBCA
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Dance Downtown

Dance

Dance Downtown

Presented by ODC/Dance

Dance Downtown invites the viewer on a visceral, thought-provoking journey and simply breathtaking dance.

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March 27–31, 2024

Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA
Tickets:
$30–100

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Workshops

Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

+ Read more

Thursday, March 28, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Zine-Making on the Mobile Studio

Workshops

Zine-Making on the Mobile Studio

Presented by YBCA

Create your own zine in these drop-in workshops using a Mobile Zine-Making Studio designed by Artivate artists Chris Treggiari and Amy Berk.

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Saturday, March 30, 2024, 12–3 PM

Grand Lobby, YBCA
Tickets:
Free with registration

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Workshops

Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Thursday, April 4, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Spring Season 2024

Performances

Spring Season 2024

Presented by Alonzo King LINES Ballet

This season LINES Ballet presents a world premiere, a reimagining of The Collective Agreement, and 2013’s Concerto for Two Violins.

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April 5–14, 2024

On sale Friday, February 16, 2024 at 10 AM

Blue Shield of California Theater, YBCA
Tickets: $45–$125

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Workshops

Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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The Artist at Work: José Figueroa

Workshops

The Artist at Work: José Figueroa

Presented by YBCA

Drop in on this artmaking session with BAN9 artist José Figueroa and try out his drawing process for yourself.

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Sunday, April 14, 2024, 12–3 PM

First Floor Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Sip & Sketch: José Figueroa

Workshops

Sip & Sketch: José Figueroa

Presented by YBCA

Grab your sketching tool of choice, your beverage of choice, and a seat for Sip & Sketch with BAN9 artist José Figueroa.

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Thursday, April 18, 2024, 5:30–8 PM

First Floor Galleries, YBCA
Tickets:
Access is included with ticketed entry to the exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

TICKETS

Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Workshops

Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

+ Read more

Thursday, April 18, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Goodwill Label Stories

Public Programs

Goodwill Label Stories

Pop-up with artist Lynda Grose

A dynamic conversation on second-hand clothing, sustainability and the fashion industry at this interactive pop-up event. Bring your own thrifted garment or browse a selection from Goodwill to take home.

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Saturday, April 21, 2023, 12–2 PM

Grand Lobby, YBCA
Free with registration

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Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Workshops

Art + Asana: Free Yoga Class

Presented by YBCA

A free yoga class where you can find your flow while immersed in the art of our ongoing exhibition Bay Area Now 9.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024, 4–5 PM

Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Community Weaving with Charlene Tan

Workshops

Community Weaving with Charlene Tan

Workshop presented by YBCA

A workshop to co-create a large-scale weaving artwork featured in BAN9 by artist Charlene Tan.

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Saturday, May 4, 2024, 1–3 PM

Second Floor Galleries, YBCA
Free with registration

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Goodwill Label Stories

Public Programs

Goodwill Label Stories

Pop-up with artist Lynda Grose

A dynamic conversation on second-hand clothing, sustainability and the fashion industry at this interactive pop-up event. Bring your own thrifted garment or browse a selection from Goodwill to take home.

+ Read more

Sunday, May 5, 2024, 12–2 PM

Grand Lobby, YBCA
Free with registration

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The Chapel of Becoming

Public Art

The Chapel of Becoming

Leila Weefur

An invitation to enter the video installation and transcendental space dedicated to and in celebration of the Transgender community.

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2023–ongoing

Mission Street, YBCA

TEXERE

Public Art

TEXERE

Indira Allegra

An ongoing, interactive digital weaving presented as an outdoor installation visible after sunset.

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2023–ongoing

701 Mission Street Plaza, YBCA

Hyakki Yagho, Night Parade of One Hundred Demons – One Million Years of Journey with Ruby Red Fox and Their Company

Public Art

Hyakki Yagho, Night Parade of One Hundred Demons – One Million Years of Journey with Ruby Red Fox and Their Company

Masako Miki

This work takes inspiration from Japanese folklore and asks viewers to pause and reflect on the provocative narrative and their connection to it.

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2023–ongoing

Exterior Lobby Windows, YBCA

UNDO MEN

Public Art

UNDO MEN

Sanctuary City Project

This work shines light on the power of the student-led pro-immigrant movement while examining the impact of policies on the lives of the undocumented community.

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2023–ongoing

Grand Lobby, YBCA

Let’s Build from Here

Public Art

Let’s Build from Here

Innosanto Nagara

A site-specific public artwork highlighting the power of collaborative future-building.

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2022-ongoing

East Gardens, YBCA

Excelsior Street Furniture Pilot

Public Art

Excelsior Street Furniture Pilot

Street Furniture Designed by San Francisco Students

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2022-ongoing

Mission Street at Geneva Ave., Excelsior Ave. and Onoganda Ave., San Francisco

Peace in the Middle East

Public Art

Peace in the Middle East

Taravat Talepasand

This work refers to the translation of the word “peace” in Farsi “صلح” sculpted with neon.

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2022-ongoing

Grand Lobby, YBCA

Statement marquee from Escuela de Arte Útil (School of Useful Art)

Public Art

Statement marquee from Escuela de Arte Útil (School of Useful Art)

Tania Bruguera

YBCA continues to activate the marquee with timely and responsive messages generated from artists and community partners.

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2017–ongoing

Third Street Courtyard, YBCA

love @ first line

Public Art

love @ first line

Anna Sergeeva

A new site-specific public artwork by Anna Sergeeva featuring the first lines of love poems.

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2021–ongoing

Exterior, YBCA

Dream

Public Art

Dream

Ana Teresa Fernández

A public art installation commissioned by YBCA and co-sponsored by San Francisco Public Works.

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Ongoing

Bernal Hill, San Francisco