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To get the latest news about events, presentations and happenings at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA), view and download any of the current press releases below (in PDF format).

For press inquiries and images, please contact:
Voleine Amilcar, Senior Public Relations Manager
T: 415.978.2700 ext 116
E: vamilcar@ybca.org
Twitter: @voleine

Marisa Darabi, PR Coordinator
T: 415.978.2700 ext 312
E: mdarabi@ybca.org

For all other inquiries please call 415.978.2787.

September 26, 2016

SF Sonido Fest

A four-day music festival highlighting Latin American socially conscious singer-songwriters

September 20, 2016

November 2016 Film Programs

Features include: Ousmane Sembène’s restored Black Girl; the return of Zidane, a 21st Century Portrait; Concrete Love: The Böhm Family; a

September 20, 2016

Tom Sachs' Logjam Café

Part site-specific installation, part fully functioning café, Logjam brings a slice of Tom Sachs’s New York studio to YBCA

September 19, 2016

Tanya Tagaq

World-renowned Inuit throat singer well known for her collaborations with Björk and Kronos Quartet.

September 7, 2016

October 2016 Film Programs

Offerings include a collection of Andy Warhol’s rare and restored films including the recently discovered San Diego Surf.

September 6, 2016

Erick Meyenberg: The wheel bears no resemblance to a leg

Outstanding case study of participation and coproduction between an artist and a high school military marching band.

September 2, 2016

Mark Bamuthi Joseph's /peh-LO-tah/

Award-winning poet-performer debuts theatrical performance exploring themes of freedom, citizenship, and immigration through the lens of so

August 31, 2016

September 2016 Film Programs

Helmut Berger; experimental, revolutionary photographer, Robert Frank; and Kathleen Collins

July 7, 2016

Space Program: Europa

Tom Sachs takes us to Jupiter’s moon with Space Program: Europa at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

June 13, 2016

2016 YBCA 100

Groundbreaking list of creative minds asking the questions and making the provocations that will shape the future of local & global culture.

June 8, 2016

The Leslie and Merle Rabine 2016–17 YBCA Performing Arts Season

Programs include new work from Kyle Abraham, Joe Goode, Tanya Tagaq, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, SF Sonido Fest and Clas/sick Hip Hop

May 6, 2016

New Filipino Cinema 2016

Now in its fifth year, the series captures a diverse and compelling snapshot of the best films coming out of this unique nation of islands

May 6, 2016

The Ocean after Nature

This exhibition explores the ocean as a site reflecting the ecological, cultural, political, and economic realities of a globalized world.

Apr 20 2016

SLOW DIALOGUES: Time, Space and Scale

This is the first West Coast exhibition by Slow Research Lab, a multidisciplinary research and curatorial platform based in the Netherlands

Mar 30 2016

Meklit This Was Made Here: A Diasporic Odyssey

The world premiere of This Was Made Here: A Diasporic Odyssey, the latest work by renowned local performer Meklit Hadero

March 24, 2016

May Films 2016

Acclaimed Belgian Filmmaker Chantal Akerman and Celebrated American Sculptor Eve Hesse featured in rare documentaries.

Mar 22 2016

New Frequencies Fest 2016

Three-day music festival celebrates local interdisciplinary artists pushing the envelope of sound.

Feb 5, 2016

Take This Hammer: Art + Activism from the Bay Area

Performance, visual art, and technology offer a new kind of toolkit for today’s activism. This exhibition explores recent works.