Welcome to YBCA, San Francisco’s center for art and progress.

 
Opened to the public in 1993, YBCA was founded as the cultural anchor of San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens neighborhood. Our work spans the realms of contemporary art, performance, film, civic engagement, and public life. By centering artists as essential to social and cultural movement, YBCA is reimagining the role an arts institution can play in the community it serves.

Our mission is to generate culture that moves people.

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YBCA prioritizes above all the safety, health and wellbeing of our staff, collaborating artists and partners, and community. We strictly follow the COVID-19 guidance of local and state public health agencies, OSHA, and the CDC to ensure that our protocols address and mitigate the risk of illness and injury and promote wellbeing. Please click below for more information on YBCA’s COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan.

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Public Art

The Monument as Living Memory

A Collective Architectural Intervention led by Caleb Duarte

October 9, 2020–December 31, 2021

Public Art

MOURNING IS AN ACT OF LOVE

SF Urban Film Fest

February 12—May 10, 2021