Yerba Buena Center
For The Arts

701 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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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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What’s Happening

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The Body Electric

September 6, 2019–February 23, 2020

Public Art


Justin Brice Guariglia

Now on view

Screenings & Films

SF Urban Film Fest 2020

SF Urban Film Fest

February 3–8, 2020


Paul Taylor Dance Company

Presented by San Francisco Performances

February 19–23, 2020


Season Brochure

Announcing the upcoming season of programming at YBCA.

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Visit YBCA

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is located in downtown San Francisco, just steps from Yerba Buena Gardens, Moscone Convention Center, and SFMOMA. Comprised of two architecturally significant buildings linked by a pedestrian plaza, our campus sits at the heart of the city’s vibrant cultural district.

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Curatorial Research Bureau

A bookshop, a learning site, an exhibition and public program.

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