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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Public Art

Tosha Stimage: Infinite center, infinite sun

The Lawn Art Project

September 25 – October 25, 2020

Public Art

The Monument as Living Memory

A Collective Architectural Intervention led by Caleb Duarte

October 9–March 30, 2021

Exhibitions

AFTER LIFE (we survive)

Presented by YBCA

November 9, 2020–January 24, 2021

 
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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