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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Art & Civic Experience

Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America?

A Digital Art & Civic Experience

Live on April 1, 2020

Public Art

WE ARE THE ASTEROID III

Justin Brice Guariglia

Now on view

Performances

X Rated Planet

Embodiment Project presented by YBCA

Cancelled

Dance

Acclimate

Presented by Kristin Damrow & Company in partnership with YBCA

Cancelled

 

2019-20
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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